Paul Hobbs was one of the first contemporary California winemakers to focus on wines made from single-vineyard sources. An early experimenter in crafting unfiltered and unfined wines fermented with native yeasts, he uses classic techniques to create wines of distinctly Californian character. Upon receiving his Master's degree in Enology from UC-Davis, Paul went to work for Robert Mondavi, where he rose to the position of Head Enologist and was appointed to the Opus One team. Several years at Simi Winery followed, where he developed a new, signature Cabernet Sauvignon style. A burgeoning interest in emerging wine regions led to an offer to make Argentina's first world-class Chardonnay for Nicolas Catena. He founded the Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991 while continuing to consult for several premium California wineries. Today he is a consultant to wineries in the U.S., Chile, Argentina and Hungary.