Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Announces Paul Hobbs as 2014 Honorary Vintner

Paul Hobbs, owner and winemaker of Paul Hobbs Winery in Sebastopol, Calif., has been named Honorary Vintner for the 9th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction to take place April 25-27 in Destin, FL.

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Destin, FL (PRWEB) December 04, 2013

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) today announced that Paul Hobbs has been named the Honorary Vintner for the 9th Annual Destin Charity Wine Auction. Mr. Hobbs, owner and winemaker of Paul Hobbs Winery in Sebastopol, Calif., will hold a preeminent leadership position during the 2014 Destin Charity Wine Auction on April 25-27; one of the ‘Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions in the U.S.’ according to Wine Spectator Magazine.

“It is a privilege for us to host Paul Hobbs at the Destin Charity Wine Auction this year,” said John Russell, president of the DCWAF. “Paul is indeed one of the leading names throughout the international wine community, having twice been named Wine Personality of the Year by Robert Parker, Jr. During his career, he has positively impacted winemaking at well-known wineries such as Simi, Opus One and Robert Mondavi, and has consulted for Peter Michel, Fisher, Lewis and Catena, among others,” continued Russell.

A native of upstate New York, Mr. Hobbs believes that the essence of profound wine can be traced back to care and expertise in the vineyard. Throughout his career, Mr. Hobbs has always expressed a deep love for family and the joys of collaborative effort; values he learned growing up on a working family farm. He is now consulting and sharing his expertise for finding good soil with winemakers across the globe.

In a recent feature in Forbes Magazine, Mr. Hobbs was coined "The Steve Jobs of Wine," and is now identifying older regions that have been forgotten with time. Mr. Hobbs' wineries embrace minimally-invasive winemaking techniques that produce wines that express their vineyard origins with finesse, complexity and authenticity.

“I am honored to be a part of this year’s festivities in support of the DCWAF Charities, which help transform the lives of so many children in need," said Mr. Hobbs.

The Destin Charity Wine Auction promises the weekend of a lifetime, drawing wine aficionados, award-winning chefs and celebrity vintners from around the globe to enjoy world-class wines in the picture-perfect setting of Destin, Florida. Funds raised from the weekend’s festivities benefit 12 Northwest Florida charities, making a strong impact in lives of children in need.

In addition to the Paul Hobbs Winery, other participating wineries include: Alpha Omega Winery, Betz Family Winery, Castello Banfi, DeLille Cellars, Domaine Serene, Duckhorn Wine Company, Fisher Vineyards, Forman Vineyard, Hourglass, Jarvis Estate Winery, Krutz Family Cellars, Ladera Vineyards, Peju Winery, PlumpJack Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Revana Family Vineyards, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery, St. Helena Winery, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, and V Madrone Cellars.

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money for children in need in Northwest Florida. To learn more about DCWAF or to participate in the 2014 Auction, visit DCWAF.org or call 850-650-3732.

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Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s (DCWAF) mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida. Founded in 2005, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) has donated more than $6 million to Northwest Florida charities through hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 50,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Learn more at DCWAF.org or facebook.com/DCWAF.


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