Paul Hobbs - Farmer. Winemaker. Pioneer.
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