Lots of ink has been spilt on the subject of RSV, the wines and the culinary program. Please peruse the articles to gain another perspective on what RSV is about.
April, 2013We've said it before, but we'll say it again (and again): we're pretty excited about the new wave of California wine.
April, 2013As Mother Nature finally ushers in the spring season, my palate starts salivating at the release of 2012 rosés.
January, 2013Writer, Clinton Stark goes deep into the truffle orchard of Robert Sinskey Vineyards and even enjoys a 5-course Michelin star-chef dinner to unlock the mystery.
December, 2012Paul Brewster, owner of Fitzgerald's 1928, films a recent dinner featuring the wines of RSV.
December, 2012Vintner Rob Sinskey is a bit of a renegade. The elegant, balanced wines produced at his winery, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, are made in an Old World style and stay true to that philosophy rather than pander to critics and consumer trends.
October, 2012Last week when I was filming my show in Napa Valley, Maria Sinskey (who runs the vineyard with her husband Robert) invited me to cook with her and to taste their wines.
July, 2012Twenty-five years ago, when Maria Helm Sinskey's future husband, Robert, built a barn-like house (read, bachelor pad) near the winery that now bears his name, its kitchen was a sparsely outfitted scullery with a relic of a stove.
June, 2012Summer is officially here. Not because the calendar says June 20, but because I’ve already finished a case of my favorite summer wine. Now I’m hoping it’s not sold out.
May, 2012Getting your wine fix at the neighborhood market is convenient but never as uplifting as going directly to the source.
March, 2012What sets Sinskey apart is that there's substance to the mood: a disciplined design by Oscar Leidenfrost that is resolutely modern in spirit.
January, 2012Maria Helm Sinskey, co-owner and culinary directory for Robert Sinskey Vineyards, writes about wines, and has published two cookbooks.
January, 2012For Matchmakers, Sinskey chose Marcien 2006 Proprietary Red, a Bordeaux-style blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot, which she paired with Red-Wine Braised Lamb Shoulder with Marjoram, Orange & Olives.
December, 2011The Sinskeys do it right. They pay attention; they're humble. The house style expresses appropriateness, balance, grace and subtlety.
November, 2011Kieron Elliot joins the RSV Crew and discusses Biodynamic and Organic winemaking.
November, 2011We usually don't believe in wine as an athletic event but, in this case, the judges were mostly highly credible sommeliers who truly understand the relationship of food and wine, so we thought you might be interested. RSV's 2010 Abraxas was named the best white wine of the year in the Connoisseur ($26 to $40) category.
September, 2011Wineries you can purchase from on their name alone.
December, 2010With the help of American Truffle Co., RSV recently planted 563 truffle-inoculated trees on a little more than an acre of land in the Carneros region
October, 2010Some of the most revered domains in France practice biodynamic viticulture, including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Leflaive, Leroy, Chapoutier, Coulée de Serrant and Zind Humbrecht, and in recent years the system has been gaining converts in California. Araujo, Benziger, Grgich Hills, Sinskey, Joseph Phelps and Quintessa embrace it in Napa and Sonoma.
October, 2010"We expect more understated wines from this vintage," said Rob Sinskey, 51, who owns Robert Sinskey Vineyards in the Carneros region of Napa.
August, 2010From a small holding of 15 acres of vineyards, Robert Sinskey Vineyards (RSV) has grown to just under 200 acres of prime vineyard land in five Napa Carneros locations, and a small 4.8-acre estate vineyard adjacent the winery in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley.
March, 2010Robert Sinskey Vineyards uses the glass Vino-Lok to cap some of its bottles.
January, 2009California Cabernet 2005 - RSV fervently believes that wine is not an athletic event and normally does not send wine out for review. However, sometimes the press gets a hold of a bottle. We don’t advocate using score as a sales tool, however we do agree with the Decanter magazine’s description of the 2005 “SLD” Cabernet Sauvignon. “Very aromatic; complex berry fruit and floral aromas leap from the glass. Brimming with character. Will last.”
October, 2008Family Style - The first article in a feature series written by Maria Helm Sinskey for Bon Appétit. Dinner for you and your kids—plus leftovers. Includes recipes for: Braised Short Ribs, Roasted Parsnips with Parsley, and Deep Chocolate Pound Cake.
July, 2008What Chef's Want to Know About Wine - Maria Helm Sinskey, an F&W Best New Chef 1996, is on the verge of earning her Master of Wine, a degree held by fewer than 300 people worldwide. Maria gathers some of Seattle’s biggest chefs and offers them a crash course in wine.
June, 2008Exploring California Wine Country - This cover story presents an in-depth look at five distinctive wine districts in California. Robert Sinskey Vineyards is spotlighted in Yountville – Napa Valley’s culinary mecca thriving amid some of the region’s best vineyards.
March, 2008Nature's Bounty - A profile featuring Rob Sinskey’s passion for organic grape growing.
April, 2004Perfect Spring Menus - “Three women, three bags of ingredients, three menus: F&W challenged a trio of great cooks to transform a selection of spring ingredients (asparagus, lamb, peas rhubarb and more) into simple singular meals.” With recipes.
August, 2003On The Oregon Trail - House and Garden Magazine. “Rob and Maria Sinskey pack up family and friends and hit the road to visit the small farms that are restoring quality to American food.” A road trip in their 1946 Spartan travel trailers.
December, 2001Green Underground - An article about Organic and Biodynamic winegrowing featuring RSV. “Why organic viticulture is the wine industry’s clean little secret.”