Winemaker Rob Lloyd of Handwritten Wines earned his MS in Viticulture & Enology from the University of California Davis and worked for many prestigious wineries including Cakebread, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and La Crema. Rob began crafting Handwritten Wines in the 2009 season and took the position of Executive Winemaker at Handwritten Wines in 2009.
At Handwritten Wines, Rob predominately crafts small-lot, hillside and mountain Napa Valley District Cabernet Sauvignons from the Coombsville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll, Stags Leap Carneros, Calistoga and Oakville AVAs. Handwritten’s signature blend is ‘Three Words’, a cuvée of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot. To round out the portfolio, he makes our Napa Valley ‘The Author’ Sauvignon Blanc, a Carneros Chardonnay, and a Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir.
The winery is in the midst of building its new Handwritten Tasting Library in downtown Yountville, which is slated to open January of 2019. Guests may book appointments at its current Tasting Cottage located at 6720 Washington Street in Yountville next to sister winery Jessup Cellars by calling (707) 944-8524.