Bob Bates

Bob Bates and Christopher Bates, Master Sommelier, founded Element Winery in 2005. Together they have learned the ups and downs of wine making, and forged a recognizable style of wines. Christopher left the winery in Spring of 2014, and now Bob is a full time winemaker. He does the day-to-day work at the winery and keeps a close eye on the wines as they spend their long slumbers in old wood.

Bob’s Favorite: Element Winery 2012 Riesling