About Robller Vineyard
From modest beginnings of winemaking as a backyard hobby in the 1980s, Robller founder Robert Mueller and his wife Lois relocated from their original home in St. Louis to New Haven, coming home to their German heritage and upbringing and bringing to full life their love of winemaking. While earlier generations were involved in the making of beer as a livelihood, winemaking at home has always been a part of the Mueller family culture. The site of what is today Robller Vineyard carries a richness of character and history. The site's history dates back to the early 1800s, with the original homestead at Robller Vineyard built-in 1821, as part of the immigrant movement to the area. The establishment of this homestead was 15 years before the founding of Millers Landing, a riverboat stop on the Missouri River and one of the first steps in the civic growth of the area.
The riverboat stops founder, Phillip Miller, who operated a wood yard on the river to fuel the steamboat trade. The arrival of the Union Pacific railroad in the 1850s brought increased commerce and economic activity to the area. In 1856, town fathers changed the name from Millers Landing to New Haven, reflecting the growth of the town from its origins as a steamboat stop. Over the past 200 years, the land of Robller Vineyard was used in a typical regional fashion to grow row crops, raise livestock and deliver bounty from fruit orchards as a self-sustaining way of life. Today, Robller maintains this ideal through our estate-grown wines, produced from the grapes of our vineyard.