Rachel & Rob Schmidt
Rob, the second of Brian’s four boys, is the sixth generation to grow up in the Dry Creek Valley. He and his wife Rachel have joined Brian and Janice to, simply put, produce the types of wines they like to drink.
Rob was raised on the ranch and spent his childhood exploring the valley. After high school, he was active in the community, serving on the Geyserville Volunteer Fire Department before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a BS in Business Administration from CSU, Chico, where he met Rachel.
Rachel grew up in Pleasanton, CA, part of a large extended family. Also active in the community, she served as a student ambassador for the Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association, which sparked a keen interest in travel. She earned a BS in Business Administration and Minor in Spanish from CSU, Chico, where she met Rob, who introduced her to the beauty of Dry Creek Valley.
Rob and Rachel have had the unique opportunity to travel and work overseas, living in both the Philippines and the UK. While living in Europe, they spent a lot of time in France, where they gained a deep appreciation for the art of blending varietals.
In joining Brian and Janice in this venture, they are realizing the family’s long-sought dream of crafting exceptional wines from the grapes the family has so diligently cultivated over the years.