Matt Hobbs was raised on the Hobbs Family Farm in Newfane, New York, as one 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 brother Paul Hobbs’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 degree and working several years in finance and consulting, Matt turned his focus

to helping his brother create something beautiful and meaningful at Paul Hobbs Winery. Since 2001, Matt

has been involved in various strategic roles at the winery. Currently, Matt serves as National Accounts

Manager, USA/Canada for Paul Hobbs Wines and Paul Hobbs Selections.

Matt’s affinity for the culinary and wine experience is long lived. He enjoys the dynamic nature of the world

of wine, how it’s 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.