Hiking the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park wasn’t easy but it was a challenge we met as a family. Completing the journey together rewarded us in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Experiences like these enrich our lives and become our most cherished memories.
Our wines are dedicated to telling the stories of family and friends’ successes that come from simply refusing to give up…with goals so strong that obstacles and failures only act as motivation to complete the journey. Our mission is to make great wines from iconic, world-class California vineyards. Our motto is at the heart of what we want to share with everyone that drinks our wines.
Simply: Be Inspired. Celebrate Success.
Welcome to our story.
Robbin’s maiden name is “Rozhon”. Almost any day of the week someone stops by and asks “What’s for dinner at Café Rozhon tonight?” Robbin’s passion for cooking has grown over the past several years learning from some of the best chefs in Napa and Sonoma. Her passion for cooking is just a bit ahead of her passion for fitness. She’s up every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:45 so that she can meet her running group at 5:30. But that’s sleeping in, she’s up at 3:45 Monday, Wednesday and Friday so that she can make her 4:30 workout group at Ethos 360 in North Aurora, IL
Pat tries to keep things simple: white wines during the summer and before dinner, red wines during the winter and with most foods. His passion for wine started at age 50, during his first trip to Napa with Robbin celebrating the completion of his first (and what will be his only) Ironman Madison. The Ironman was a special journey but what made it inspirational was the date 9/11/11. The 10-year anniversary of 9/11 celebrated first responders and included a fireman completing the final 26.2 mile run in full gear. Pat and Robbin have become regulars in Napa and are excited to share this journey with family and friends.
Allison, or Pipp as everyone calls her, is a proud second-generation graduate of Indiana University. She graduated in May of 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Indiana. Allison, like her sister was a level 10 club gymnast through high school until an injury forced her out of the sport. Her passion for the sport and determination trying to comeback from an injury has carried over to her everyday life. She is currently an Account Manager at CDW in Chicago. Pipp’s life journey is a big part of the inspiration for our motto: Be Inspired. Celebrate Success.
Specialist Mike Pipp
Specialist Mike Pipp is proudly serving our country in the U.S. Army working as a Chemical and Biological Specialist in the XX Armored Division stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX. Michael’s joy and inspiration have come from family adventure vacations. He has helped lead our hikes always carrying the largest backpack in the 24 mile Grand Canton rim-to-rim hike, the 18 mile out and back hike to Ka-la-la beach along the Napoli coast on Kauai, up the largest mountain in the Continental U.S Mt Whitney and up the San Juancine Mountain in Southern California. It’s not surprising to see Mike serving our country and seeing with World.
Katie (KP) Pipp
As a freshman on the 2014 Winona State University gymnastics team in her second college meet, Katie broke the school record on the uneven bars that was set in 1999 with a 9.675. Not quite finished yet, Katie broke her own record with a 9.70 at the National Individual Event finals at the end of the year. As a sophomore, she was named a First Team All American on the bars and helped her team finish 4th at the Division III National Championships. This fall she begins her third year at Winona studying Accounting. One of her goals for 2016-2017 is to help the Warriors not just make it to the Division III National Championship meet, but to WIN IT. Stay tuned!!!