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.
February, 2017The “Chef’s Table” includes a tour through the gardens, vineyards and cellars is followed by a five-course food and wine tasting; under the culinary direction of Food & Wine 1996 Best New Chef (and wife to Robert) Maria Helm Sinskey, it’s among the top culinary experiences in the Napa Valley.
November, 2016Rob Sinskey is branching out into a new field: truffle growing.
August, 2016“We practice the perfect circle, whether it's adding sheep to the landscape, and letting sheep graze in the wintertime instead of using chemicals, we don't use herbicides,” says Sinskey. “The whole idea is to make efficient use and not be afraid of biodiversity.”
May, 2016Robert Sinskey's Vin Gris of pinot noir has been in my life for over a decade...
September, 2015For the past three years, Maria Helm Sinskey, and F&W Best New Chef 1996, has been plotting out her dream winery kitchen.
September, 2015After five years of cultivation in an orchard in Napa’s Robert Sinskey Vineyards, the first truffle grown in the U.S. is expected to emerge this winter.
September, 2015Vintner Rob Sinskey will be wine country's first to harvest black truffles.
August, 2015For you foodies, winos and craft brew lovers, this is your dream event. You will be able to combine what drinks and food you enjoy with the music that moves you. Create not only a playlist, but a drinklist to increase your happy factor at Outside Lands this year.
July, 2015One-fourth of the “best wineries in America” are located in the Napa Valley.
July, 2015Great wines are being made not just in California and the Pacific Northwest but all over the country; here's our panel's ranking of the best producers.
March, 2015The era of wine arrogance is over. It was slowly dismantled by a chorus from the ether. Unlike the recent past when an ex-attorney could anoint himself the palate of America, a new generation of wine professionals seized control by embracing the Old World discipline of the sommelier. Since they are young and cool, they call themselves Somms.
January, 2014Watch Maria Helm Sinskey prepare a Roasted Delicata Squash and Winter Chicory Salad.
December, 2013Wine Enthusiast taps top sommeliers for their favorite gift-worthy bottles.
November, 20132009 Robert Sinskey POV Napa Valley Red ($38, 13.8%): From Rob and Maria Sinskey's biodynamic vineyards comes a sign of what both Sinskey and the Carneros region do so well, namely the black-tea freshness of great Merlot and the spicy, sultry side of Cabernet Franc (plus Cabernet Sauvignon). Tangy and still young, it's got a brightness to the tannins and tobacco and oregano accents to deepen the plummy fruit. Bonus for label photos that display a realistic side of Wine Country.
November, 2013Wonderful balance and lovely elegance in this California rosé from Pinot Noir by one of the pioneers of chemical-free farming there. Thanks to its versatility, dry rosé like this is always going to be my top pick for Thanksgiving.
November, 2013Watch 4 minute movies on creative people in Fashion, Fine Art, Wine, Design and Music.
November, 2013Wines have become a significant part of every holiday celebration. We serve them at dinner parties and give them away as gifts. As the holidays are upon us, we offer up some wine-buying tips from the experts - those who make, buy and sell wines.
October, 2013The Drinks Business spoke with winemaker, Jeff Virnig, who had just concluded his 26th vintage at Sinskey this autumn. He and his team have worked with the same vineyards since 1988.
October, 2013The Farm to Table Tour at Robert Sinskey vineyards starts with a walk through the organic garden, a glass of wine in hand. It ends with a tasting and small bites, often from a wood-fired oven, by F&W Best New Chef 1996 Maria Helm Sinskey.
July, 2013At Robert Sinskey Vineyards, wine is part of a culinary experience. And while Robert Sinskey is at the helm of the wine business, it’s his wife, Chef Maria Helm Sinskey, who’s driving the food.
July, 2013Meet Robert Sinskey, the man behind some of the most prized Pinot Noirs in California wine country.
July, 2013The owner of Perrine's Wine Shop discusses the perfect summer wine.
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.”