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Thursday, July 23 2020

Barclay Robinson joins Road 13

By: Anthony Gismondi
Old vines and good times lead the next iteration of Road 13 Vineyards along the Golden Mile Bench

Road 13 Vineyards, the well-known Golden Mile Bench winery, joined the Anthony von Mandl owned BC Iconic Wineries group last year and is currently undergoing a complete transformation in the vineyards, at the winery and in the bottle.

We caught up with the newly arrived winemaker Barclay Robinson and founding family member Joe Luckhurst to talk about next directions.

Robinson boasts an unusual path to winemaking beginning his wine life as a certified professional sommelier in Calgary restaurants and hotels for a decade. From restaurants to Brock University, he completed his BSc (honours) in Oenology and Viticulture in 2009. He arrived in BC after spending the last seven years at the highly acclaimed Foreign Affairs Winery in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula. Robinson loves big reds and is excited to be working with some of the finest syrah vines in North America. Listen in as he talks about the next chapter at Road 13 and where he hopes to take the winemaking and wines in the near future.

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony co-hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 18 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and iHeart Radio and more. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.