Lloyd Wine Consulting
Rob Lloyd was raised in a family where wines were an
integral part of each evening’s meal. Little did he know
that this proximity to wine would lead him one day into
the profession of wine making. After graduating from the
University of California, Irvine with an Economics
degree, Rob headed to the Napa Valley to work in the
wine business. He first began his career as a Cellar
Employee, moved into the tasting room at Cakebread and
next assumed the role of Tasting Room Manager at Stag’s
Leap Wine Cellars.
At this point, Rob decided to become a Winemaker, so his
next step was to enroll in the Enology program at the
University of California, Davis where he obtained his
Masters Degree in Enology in 1999. During his schooling,
Rob interned at Kent Rasmussen Winery, gaining first
hand knowledge about winemaking while at Davis.
After graduating, Rob became the Enologist and then
Assistant Winemaker at La Crema in Sonoma. Returning to
the Napa Valley, he joined Rombauer Vineyards in 2001,
as Assistant Winemaker and then Winemaker until his
resignation in mid-2008. While at Rombauer, the winery
received many new accolades and awards for their wines
including being named by Wine Spectator as one of the
Top 100 wines in the world in 2007.
With the desire to assist vineyard owners in creating
the finest wines from their grapes, Rob established
Lloyd Wine Consulting and now works with his clients to
craft world-class wines. Rob is passionate about
maximizing the potential of each vineyard and
translating this into outstanding and unique wines.