“Our Cavern Select Carignan is a unique blend from a single vineyard, on top of a mountain in Paso Robles.”– Don Brady & Amanda Gorter, Winemakers at Robert Hall
From a single vineyard in the Willow Creek district. Located on a beautiful sloped hilltop, this vineyard makes truly special wines. The vineyard’s calcareous soils and
site stress create one-of-a-kind wines. We harvested the Carignan in October. After destemming, we fermented in stainless steel and pressed into French oak puncheons for malolactic fermentation and aging. In the spring of 2019, we blended 9% Grenache and went back to the same French oak puncheons (50% new) until bottling.
ABOUT DON BRADY
From the start, Don Brady has led our winemaking team. Working hand in hand with our founder, Don’s skill and devotion to Paso Robles helped establish the region as a distinct AVA in 1983, create the unique style the region is renowned for, and make it a favorite of wine lovers around the globe.
While studying at Texas Tech University, Don worked at the Pheasant Ridge Vineyard and the University of Texas experimental wine and grape program. After college, he joined Llano Estacado Winery and helped put the Texas wine industry on the map, including having his wines served at several White House functions.
After moving to California, Don earned worldwide acclaim as the recipient of the International Wine & Spirits “Wine of America” Award and in 2006, he was recognized as “Winemaker of the Year.” Don also sat on the board of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance from 2005-2007.
ABOUT AMANDA GORTER
Amanda Gorter has trained under some of the best in the industry, including her current mentor, Don Brady. She joined Robert Hall Winery in 2016 and was promoted to Winemaker in 2019. Amanda has a degree in Biology with a Winemaking Certificate from the University of California, Davis.
Winemaker Notes, About Don Brady, and About Amanda Gorter sourced from roberthallwinery.com.