Paul Hobbs Wines welcomes Rick Bonitati as Chief Operating Officer

Paul Hobbs Wines is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Bonitati to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Bonitati will assist in the oversight, development, and growth of all Paul Hobbs entities including Paul Hobbs Winery, CrossBarn Winery, Paul Hobbs Imports, Viña Cobos, Crocus, and other new projects.

Bonitati brings over 30 years of fine wine business experience to Paul Hobbs Wines, with extensive experience in winery general management, production and sales. Bonitati comes to Paul Hobbs from Mark Anthony Services in Vancouver, British Columbia where he was President of von Mandl Family Estates, a collection of premium wineries and vineyards in the Okanagan Valley of B.C. Prior, he held numerous positions spanning 20 years with Jackson Family Wines, beginning his career in sales and steadily rising to the position of National Sales Manager of the Artisan and Estates Division. He later gained experience on the production side of the business as General Manager of La Crema and Hartford Family Winery, later advancing to Senior Vice President of Production for the family’s wineries in California and Oregon.

“It is with tremendous excitement that we embrace this next step in our young company’s evolution, as we strengthen our resolve and commitment to our mission to produce and bring to market unique and exquisitely made wines from around the world,” states Paul Hobbs.

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