Consulting Winemaker Paul Hobbs, Winemaker Julian Gonzalez, and Crossbarn Operations Director Jason Valenti will now be producing the Ahnfeldt and Carducci lines of premium wines.
Bruce Ahnfeldt and Celeste Carducci-Ahnfeldt are very pleased and enthusiastic about their new wine making relations with the Hobb's Team. Paul’s wines have achieved national and international acclaim, and he is recognized for his vineyard knowledge, winemaking philosophy, and his passion for making single vineyard wines.
Paul attended the University of California at Davis in the enology department. This led to employment at the Robert Mondavi Winery where he was the Head Enologist on the Opus One team in 1981. He founded the Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, and later in the 1990’s his partners and he formed the Vina Cobos winery in Argentina. Since that time, he has been a consultant for wineries in Chile, Europe, and a number of wineries in California including Peter Michael, and Lewis.
Paul was the first winemaker featured on Bloomberg Television’s lifestyle segment Night Talk, and he was twice named by Robert Parker as “Wine Personality of the Year”.