About Us

Robert E. Lewis is the grandson of a Sicilian immigrant. Growing up in a large Italian family, Robert learned the value of family. The family gathered for family and religious reasons often and usually around the dinner table. Robert wanted to instill that value of family togetherness in his son and share it with his community, which inspired the idea of Heart Gates Vineyard.

Robert has a successful career in the financial wealth planning industry for a firm in Shreveport. He enjoys good food, great wine and being outside so he decided to balance his day job with his desire to grow a vineyard to produce fine wine. Over the years, Robert’s passion of collecting and drinking wine has evolved to one of creating and sharing wines of the highest quality.

Creating a Dream

Through hard work and a passion filled heart, Robert established Heart Gates Vineyard in 2015. Heart Gates Vineyard is a family owned and operated vineyard located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The vineyard was aptly named after the two old iron gates at the entrance of the farm which have hearts fashioned into the iron work.

His family and friends are preparing the vineyard by hand with future dreams of opening a winery. The success of the vineyard will not come through advertising, but by word of mouth. Robert believes success is not defined by the amount of money in the bank or assets on a balance sheet. Success is measured through memories and relationships made in the vineyard.

He wants people to step away from their busy life, take a breath and make time for conversation. Face to face conversation that doesn’t involve an electronic device, but a glass filled with love. Robert wants to create a place where guests are brought together like a big Italian family. Heart Gates Vineyard is a place where memories and relationships are made. Lasting memories that are made through good food and even better wine.


Heart Gates Vineyard Wines are now available in local Shreveport/Bossier Stores!

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7 thoughts on “About Us

  1. What a wonderful story of one mans life I’m so glad you are able to follow your dream ,your family must be proud. God speed may all your dreams come true.

    Best wishes

  2. How exciting and wonderful! I would like to come visit.

  3. I live in Keachi and have a bnb here. Would like to come visit one day.

    1. We would love for you to come visit! Send us an email at heartgatesvineyard@yahoo.com and we will be glad to schedule a time for you!

  4. This is so exciting to have this in Shreveport! My husband and I have been talking about visiting a vineyard and now we will have one in our own city. Congrats!

  5. Are you open to the public for wine tasting and purchases?

    1. Hi Peggy! We hope to build our tasting room soon so we can be open to the public all the time. We currently have occasional events. Please follow our Facebook Page for upcoming events. Thanks for your support!

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