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Winemaker, Rob Hammelman, began his wine journey in Arizona in 2000 while taking a summer from teaching Humanities and Sciences to work in the vineyard of one of Arizona’s wine pioneers, Callaghan Vineyards. It didn’t take long to recognize that while drinking Arizona wine, the aromas and textures had a magical way of transporting him right back to the high desert vineyard where they were grown. This early experience of terroir ignited a passion and so the dream began to grow vines and make wine in Arizona.
Rob later earned a graduate diploma in Oenology from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. In Australia, his love for Rhone varieties grew while working in the cellars at Hewitson and with one of the oldest vineyards in the world – the Old Garden Mourvèdre planted in 1853. After Australia, Rob made his way to Colorado where he was winemaker at Two Rivers Winery. There, he made wine from some of the highest altitude vineyards in US, including one of his favorites – Riesling grown at 6,000 ft.
Last Updated: July 20, 2021
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