During the late 60’s and early 70’s, Bob and Kathie Russell made many trips to the Napa Valley when the valley was in its infancy, vineyards were just beginning to be developed and wineries were still in farmers’ garages. They knew in their hearts that their dream to own a vineyard of their own would someday happen. They spent many years learning about growing grapes and practicing, on a smaller scale, sustainable farming techniques for grapes, flowers, and assorted row crops. Retirement came and so did the realization of having their own vineyard. In 2017, they were able to purchase the land for Palomino Vines and the first 352 vines were planted. They were honored by their neighbor, who asked them to develop and then manage a vineyard on his land. After a year of intense work, they were able to develop two vineyards with a total of 6,489 vines planted in June of 2018. With an uncompromising commitment, their ongoing mission is to produce high quality grapes while using farming techniques that support environmental stewardship and sustainability.