Artisanal Wines Hand Crafted to Compliment and Elevate Everything on the Table
Hand Crafted to
Compliment and Elevate
Everything on the Table
Welcome to Roger Roessler Wines.
In 2015 we celebrated 15 years of winemaking. This evolution and adventure has taken us down many roads and produced some wines that we are truly proud of along the way.
In 2016, we were ready to turn the page on yet another exciting chapter and announced that our continued journey would be under a new banner, Roger Roessler Wines. My brother and partner Richard Roessler and I have taken our message full circle and look forward to continuing the work to bring you wines of distinction, working closely with growers and winemakers to produce wines — especially high-end Pinot Noir — that express the style of wine that we enjoy drinking and sharing with family and friends.
In our shop you will find not only our Black Pine Pinot Noir, but a host of single vineyard designates that reflect our roots as well as some “passion projects” that truly inspire us.
Our other labels include Chardonnays, Roses and Rhone-style wines that showcase small-production varietals like Grenache Blanc and Carignane that we feel are perfect for pairing with foods, easy to drink and easy on your wallet.
We invite you to join us and experience these amazing wines.
— Roger Roessler, Co-founder and Vintner
Roger Roessler, Co-founder
Having spent over 40 years opening and running dozens of restaurant businesses, mostly in Durango, CO and Santa Fe, NM, Roger Roessler found himself with a natural and growing attraction to wines and winemaking. Over the years, his restaurants went through many changes, including an increased emphasis on fine wines. One of those restaurants was the historic Swiss Hotel, located on the plaza in Sonoma, and while working on that project in the 1990s, he found himself drawn to make a permanent home in the wine country. In the heart of wine country it wasn’t long before his idea of making wine became a reality, and Roessler Wine Cellars was born. During the years from 2000 to 2011, crafting single vineyard and appellation blended Pinot Noir became a new passion. And in this period, Roger began to think of a new vision and direction: create truly great value wines that expressed the characteristics of place as well as their varietal character. Now the Pinot Noir he loves so much has been joined by a handful of other unique wines.
In the spring of 2018, we are delighted to be joining forces with Phil Staehle at his facility, Enkidu Winery, whose been producing our wines for the past few years. Starting his winemaking career in the 80’s working for such winemaking luminaries as Dick Graff, he earned his stars over the past three decades producing wines that are first and foremost an embodiment of the vineyard. With this philosophy intact, he brings to RRW his attention to detail crafting wines that maximize the expression of fruit, resulting in wines that are balanced, complex and quite frankly just taste good! We look forward to bringing you wines that in our tradition, focus on site, farming technique and the relationships we have with our growers to provide the best wines possible.
Our hospitality team in our Tasting Room is never the same from day to day! We are proud to work with a dynamic team of young wine professionals in various stages of their careers in wine. Ethan Glago is our tasting room manager and is in the office most days during the week. We look forward to serving our guests and taking them on a tour of our wines.