Robert John Nowinski

Robert John Nowinski is the founder and owner of Robert John Vineyards. RJ calls New Albany, Ohio home and is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Frequent trips to wine regions in France, Italy, Spain and of course Napa, help RJ further refine the characteristics that make RJV wines the great wines they are today.


Candice Nowinski

Candice Nowinski is a successful realtor and wife of Dr. Robert John Nowinski. Candice is an accomplished sales leader, wine aficionado, and provides consultant sales services for Robert John Vineyards.



Margaret Rasche

Margaret Rasche, Director of Sales and Hospitality,  is our primary sales professional and is a career sales professional in the food, beverage, and hospitality businesses. Margaret has a keen understanding of the wine business and works directly with our retailers, restaurateurs, and customers to ensure that the wines they desire are available for them. Send me an email!


Dean Kowalski

Dean Kowalski, EVP National Sales and Marketing,  has an expansive role at RJV. He has worked with RJ since the launch of RJV providing consulting services, marketing and wine making support. He has now settled into a full time role leading all sales and marketing efforts. Dean studied enology and viticulture at Fresno State and has been studying wineries and winemaking trends in the Napa Valley for over 40 years.




Layne Dreven

Layne Dreven is the owner of a successful bespoke men’s clothing business in the Columbus, Ohio area. His entrepreneurial spirit, team energy (ingrained as a four year, record holding starter on the Ohio State volleyball team) is a valuable asset to the Robert John Vineyards team.

The Robert John Vineyards Team