Regarded as an international visionary for his accomplishments in the vineyard and winery, Paul has combined his childhood roots on the family farm with an innovative scientific approach to refine the art of winemaking. He is recognized across the globe for breaking with tradition and forging new paths in the pursuit of excellence; both in stewardship of the land, and the crafting of wines that represent the purist concept of place. Here, in Armenia, Paul has experienced a kind of 'homecoming' to a land unmarred by modern farming and industrial practices. 

1975  BS Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
1978  MS Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
1979  Robert Mondavi Winery: Enologist;  Opus One: Head Enologist (1981)
1989  revolutionizes Argentine vineyards and winemaking, while focusing on Chardonnay, his work leads to the launch of Malbec into the global spotlight and igniting career in international  consulting
1991  Paul Hobbs Winery is founded in Sebastopol, California
1998  Viña Cobos Winery is founded in Mendoza, Argentina
2000  CrossBarn is founded in Sebastopol, California
2008  Yacoubian-Hobbs partnership is founded in Vyots Dzor, Armenia
2011  Crocus partnership is founded in Cahors, France
2013  referred to as “Steve Jobs of the Wine Industry” - Forbes Magazine