Bob Barker, Owner/Driver
Bob Barker graduated from San Jose State University in 1967. He received a B.A. in Industrial Arts (Electronics) and a minor in Physical Science (chemistry). Bob was awarded a lifetime teaching credential for grades K through 12 in 1968. During the period from 1980 thru 1990 he worked for himself in the construction business, developing custom home pads and building spec homes.
Although Bob is semi-retired, he likes to stay involved. He is a self motivated, dependable individual who enjoys people and finds himself fascinated with the wine industry. Bob is very familiar with the wineries, the area in general and loves when people enjoy a great wine tasting experience.
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Some of Bob Barker’s Highlights
During the period from 1980 thru 1990 Bob worked for himself in the construction business, developing custom home pads and building spec.homes. In 1990 Bob moved to Seattle where he continued to develop property working in partnership with RESCO Engineering. This process involved procuring the properties, supervising the construction and selling these properties once the re-engineering process was complete.
Bob moved to Paso Robles in 2003 with the intension of developing problem lots and selling property. But with the demise of the real estate market Bob begin looking for something else to occupy his time. Designated Wine Driver is the result of Bob’s love for the Central Coast’s wine industry.
Here’s the Good Stuff. Some of our favorite Wineries and Clients are featured below.
With over 180 wineries in Paso Robles alone, Designated Wine Driver knows it can be difficult to choose which wineries to devote your tasting time to. But, what a great problem to have! Below are just a few of our favorite wineries and clients. Visiting some of our wonderful local wineries allows you to experience the diversity of wines found in the area and meet the personalities behind the label.