Robert Foley Vineyards

Bob Foley

Robert (Bob) Foley began his wine making career in the Napa Valley in 1977, working at a number of highly regarded wineries including the famous Pride Mountain Vineyards, where he spent 15 years as founding winemaker. During this period he also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, School House, and Engel Family wines. He now focuses on Robert Foley Vineyards and Switchback Ridge wines, but also creates some of the offerings from Dos Lagos Vineyards, Engel Family, and Padis Vineyards in the Napa Valley.

In 1998 Robert Foley Vineyards bottled its flagship Claret and has since expanded and diversified its production to offer more of the big reds Bob is famous for – Petite Sirah, Merlot, Charbono, the limited-release Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Howell Mountain Merlot from our estate property, a Carneros Pinot Noir, a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, an Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon called Kelly's Mountain Cuvee, a Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, and The Griffin (a blend of the best in the red cellar). Always seeking to create new, fun, and interesting wines, Bob has also bottled three of his favorites: a Rhone-style White Wine, a Syrah that we call Kelly's Cuvée, and a Port-style dessert wine named Conclusão.

Bob’s reputation for producing very expressive wines that finish gracefully continues to develop at his winery facility on Napa County’s Howell Mountain, where more than 1,500 barrels are housed in an extensive cave system (completed in 2008) for the production of Robert Foley wines. Robert Foley Vineyards has a full-time staff of four that works tirelessly at handcrafting our wines (Bob and Joaquin) and running the office (Kelly and Shannon). In the tasting room, Truett and Jerry help us out from time to time.

When Bob's not making exceptional wine, he spends time with his wife and business manager Kelly Kehoe, and his children, and granddaughters. You can also find him jammin' with The Robert Foley Band when he's not in the cellar or SCUBA diving.

"Bob Foley: All in His Own Time"
The World of Fine Wine, Issue 30, 2010

"Noble Rot Talks: Bob Foley"
Podcast, December 7, 2011



Kelly and Bob Foley

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