WE PLANT TREES. A unique partnership between a winery and a non-profit organization that share the belief that planting trees is the key to preserving our planet.
Through our partnership with One Tree Planted, we plant trees with a portion of the proceeds from every bottle of The Arborist sold.
As farmers, we are environmentalists by nature.
We began planting vineyards in 1997 and currently own and farm 1,200 sustainably farmed acres. Our estate wines are certified sustainable; we are solar-powered.
The Arborist is dedicated to our founder Hans Nef, and named for the arborist who saved the life of the iconic 300+ year-old oak tree featured on our label.
Mr. Nef was known for his love of trees; he named the winery for them (Robles is Spanish for oaks), and put an oak tree on the first Vina Robles wine label. That same tree still exists on the label, and in our Jardine Vineyard as well. Which is rather profound, as its health was declining when Mr. Nef purchased the vineyard in 1997. We are grateful to the arborist who was able to save it in 2014, allowing us all to continue to benefit from its beauty and positive environmental impact.
One Tree Planted is a non-profit organization on a mission to make it simple for everyone to help the environment by planting trees.
Founded in 2014, OTP has doubled the number of trees it has planted every year. The current projected total by the end of 2020 is 15 million trees.
From OTP Founder Matt Hill: “As an environmental charity, we are dedicated to making it easier for individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. All by planting trees!”