Mark Robinson discovered his passion for wine over 30 years ago when he was a student living in the bay area. He and his friends would travel to Napa and Sonoma when tasting was “free”. Over the past 20 years he has honed his palate through exploring the great wine regions of the world- visiting many regions in France, Italy, California and Oregon.

Mark and his close knit group of wine aficionados met often and sampled a wide assemblage of premier wines. Mark is no stranger to fermentation and has made small batches of beer and wine through his career.

Mark is “self taught” and has tackled grape selection, planting, vineyard management and winemaking responsibilities at Domaine Artefact since its’ inception. Mark’s background is chemistry and he believes that all great wine begins in the vineyard.