Rising Stars of the Wine World

Somm Journal, April-May 2022

“I like big Chards and I cannot lie,” replied winemaker/proprietor Rob Lloyd when Leicht commented that Lloyd is beloved in the industry for his big, rich California Chardonnays. The Sir Mix-a-Lot reference might have gone over some attendees’ heads, but they certainly did not miss Lloyd’s background: Over the past few decades, the University of California, Davis, master’s grad made wine for the likes of Cakebread, Rombauer, and La Crema before establishing Lloyd Cellars and his own consulting business with his wife, Bonnie, in 2008.