Guests at the Ryan Rose Wine tasting room can enjoy flights and glass pours paired with marinated olives, sea-salted almonds, cured meats, pickled veggies, fruit, crackers, chocolate and more.
Named after his daughters, Rob Folin's Ryan Rose Wines is a project fueled by a passion to produce "highly eclectic" wines in limitied quanties. As a homage to his winemaking roots in the Willamette Valley, Folin produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in addition to his popular warm climate varieties, Cabernet Franc, Mourvedre, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tempranillo.
Rob began his winemaking career in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. He has over 20 harvests under his belt and has created a style, both personally and professionally that sets him apart.
His résumé exudes integrity and is deep with Oregon pride. An internship at Domaine Serene winery in 2001 led to seven vintages where Folin worked his way up the ranks working alongside some of Oregon’s most iconic winemakers and vinticulturalist.
While fine tuning his skills in the cellar, in 2001, Folin, along with his parents, Scott and Loraine, converted their baby kiwi and alfalfa farm in the Rogue Valley into 25 acres of grapes, focusing on Rhone varieties: Viognier, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre and Grenache and what would turn out to be Folin’s signature grape: Tempranillo. In 2005 he made his first wines under the family label: Folin Cellars.
After 10 successful vintages, the winery operation and tasting room closed in 2015 and Ryan Rose Wines was born.
In addition to making wines for himself, Folin is also the Head Winemaker at Belle Fiore Winery in Ashland, Oregon. He continues to make his mark in Southern Oregon and beyond with numerous accolades and the respect of his peers and loyal customers.
To learn more about winemaker Rob Folin and his journey to launching the Ryan Rose Wine brand, check out this 2021 Oregon Wine Experience Grape to Glass interview by Rogue Valley Wine Country reporter Trish Glose. While a lot has changed since that interview, Rob’s passion for making great wine prevails.