California Winemaker To Open Finger Lakes Winery

A California winemaker described recently as the "Steve Jobs" of Wine" plans to build a new winery on the southeast shore of Seneca Lake.

Wine Spectator magazine reports Paul Hobbs, who runs Paul Hobbs Winery in California, has teamed up with a German winemaker and purchased a 67-acre site in the Schuyler County town of Burdett. The stretch along Route 414 north of Watkins Glen that is home to such notable wineries as Lamoreaux Landing, Standing Stone, Wagner, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, and Caywood Vineyards.


They will plant on 45 acres according to the Wine Spectator report and they plan to produce 90 percent Riesling wine.

Hobbs worked at notable California wineries Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Simi Winery before starting his own and becoming a consultant. He also owns a winery in Argentina.

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