IN MEMORIAM

Koerner Rombauer II

IN MEMORIAM

Koerner Rombauer II

“The work that Hospice does in the valley is something that no one can truly understand until you experience it for yourself.  We all believe in our hearts that Hospice was the greatest gift that Joan had during her final memories. They are all angels.”

— Koerner Rombauer after the passing of his wife, Joan in 2002

The staff, volunteers, and board of directors of Collabria Care mourn the loss of our beloved friend, community leader, and supporter Koerner Rombauer. We are forever grateful for his kind heart and generous spirit, and know that his legacy lives on in countless ways throughout the Napa Valley and beyond.

In recognition of Koerner’s commitment to the philosophy of Hospice, the Collabria Care building was renamed in 2012 as The Rombauer Family Center.

At the request of the Rombauer family, gifts in his memory will support our compassionate Hospice care, which he loved and championed for many years.

Koerner was the soul of Rombauer Vineyards, its founder and, for over 38 years, its overseer. Following a successful career as a commercial airline pilot, Koerner moved to Napa Valley with his family in 1972, purchasing 40 acres of beautiful hilltop land in St. Helena. Throwing themselves wholeheartedly into creating a life that embraced the Joy of Wine, Koerner and his beloved first wife, Joan, founded Rombauer Vineyards, their family home and a life-long legacy. Joan was able to be at home with hospice care when she died, and in gratitude the Rombauers have always supported Collabria Care.