Sebastopol, CA: October 12th, 2020 – Global winemaker Paul Hobbs launches his newest international venture, Alvaredos-Hobbs, to the U.S. market this fall. A partnership with Antonio Lopez, 6th generation vintner from Galicia, Paul and his local team will focus on the limited production of indigenous varieties planted in the ancient winegrowing region of Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, Spain.
The estate vineyard parcels, some of which have belonged to Antonio’s family for generations, sit alongside to Rio Sil where the steep, rugged terrain demands careful tending of each vine.
“From my first visit to the region in 2015, I was captivated by the work Antonio and his family had done, from piecing together small parcels of vineyards to constructing a winery from the old stone homes. When I stepped into the vineyards and saw the soil, I felt I was seeing a diamond in the rough. I am thrilled to participate in what’s happening in the region, and to bring these wines to market.” says Paul Hobbs.
The town Alvaredos, the winery’s namesake and residence, is home to a mere 15 families and is considered one of the 3,000 disappearing towns of Galicia. A portion of the proceeds of wine sales will support the revitalization of Alvaredos and other forgotten towns of the area.
Imported to the U.S. by Paul Hobbs Selections and sold through its fine wine distribution network, Alvaredos-Hobbs will debut with the 2018 Godello D.O. Ribeira Sacra (SRP $50). A release of 2019 Mencia will follow spring of next year. www.alvaredoshobbs.com
About Paul Hobbs
Highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards across the globe and working innovatively to refine the art of winemaking, Paul Hobbs continues his unwavering pursuit to express new and historical sites by employing viticulture and winemaking practices that capture their unique origins. For nearly 40 years, Paul Hobbs has engaged annually in two harvests across seven countries and his passion for viticulture, winemaking and innovation continues today.
Today, Paul Hobbs is owner/winemaker for wineries spanning the globe: Hobbs, Paul Hobbs Winery, and Crossbarn (California), Hillick & Hobbs (Finger Lakes, New York – coming 2021), Viña Cobos (Argentina), Crocus (Cahors, France), Yacoubian-Hobbs (Armenia), and Alvaredos-Hobbs (Galicia, Spain). To learn more, visit www.paulhobbs.com.