Robert W. Young, M.D.
Founder & Winemaker | email@example.com
Robert W. Young, M.D., is the driving force behind the passion of Bending Branch Winery. He has championed cryomaceration and thermoflash fermentation methods, as well as the Tannat grape variety, in Texas.
Dr. Young was drawn to the beauty and legacy of wine regions in Europe, South America and the U.S. As a physician, he found the art and science of winemaking intriguing, as well as the increasing research regarding red wine’s impact on health.
He progressed from a course in viticulture and enology study to a property search in the Texas Hill Country, near where his daughter Alison was starting a family. He enrolled in the rigorous Winemaker Certification Program at UC Davis, an international leader in winemaker academics and research.
Dr. Young became a 2009 Renaud Society inductee and he is a member of The American Society of Enology and Viticulture and the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. A Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Young holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (KY), a Doctorate of Medicine (KY), a master’s degree in Public Health in Health Care Administration (MI) and is boarded in Preventive Medicine. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Comfort Area Foundation.