Working on his parents’ raisin farm in Fresno, California, Bob Steinhauer developed a love for grapes at an early age. Today, Bob brings more than 40 years of winegrowing experience as a consultant to the Rodney Strong team, as well as a Masters in Plant Science from Fresno State and numerous accolades in the industry. Bob’s expertise and extensive knowledge of the Sonoma County wine region has been tapped for the Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon releases as well as other Reserve wines.
Bob spent a good part of his career at Beringer as Senior Vice President of Vineyard Operations. He managed grape acquisition from more than 400 growers throughout the state before leaving Beringer to consult for multiple winegrowing programs in both Napa and Sonoma County. In 2008, Bob was honored by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture for his contributions, earning a prestigious Merit Award.