Matt Hobbs

Speaker



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Matt Hobbs was raised on the Hobbs Family Farm in Newfane, New York; the second youngest of eleven children. The family farmed apples, peaches and pears, and as a result, Matt learned the relationship between meticulous farming and its effect on producing quality fruit with a sense of place. As a teenager, Matt experienced his brother’s work living with him in California, while Paul was a winemaker at Simi Winery in Healdsburg, CA.

After graduating from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with a Master of Business Administration and working several years in finance and consulting, Matt turned his focus to helping his brother, international vineyard and winery visionary, Paul Hobbs, with creating something beautiful and meaningful at Paul Hobbs Winery. Since 2001, Matt has been involved in various strategic roles. Currently, Matt serves as the primary ambassador and educator on all wineries under Paul Hobbs Wines. 

Matt’s affinity for the culinary and wine experience is long lived. He enjoys the dynamic nature of the world of wine, how it is inextricably linked with history, culture and food while presenting an opportunity for lifelong learning and fulfillment. Like his brother Paul, Matt shares a passion for quality, exploration and attention to detail.

Matt resides in Jersey City, New Jersey with his two children.