Paul was born in California, and in his early 30's decided to start a trucking company with one employee - himself. He discovered a niche in the industry and steadily grew his company servicing routes throughout the West Coast.
A hard worker and a self-made man, Paul also had a taste for Oregon Pinot Noir. Whether making his infamous spaghetti sauce with a bottle or enjoying a glass at the end of the day, Paul had a vision for his family farm: a premium vineyard planted exclusively with Pinot Noir fruit.
Paul commissioned his family farm (then known as Madrona Hills Farm, established in 1907) to be turned into a vineyard in 2006. Production began in Spring 2007 and the transformation to Madrona Hill Vineyard began to take shape.
The first block was planted in Spring 2007 with the 777 / 3309 clone and rootstock. This got things rolling, but it would be another 3-5 years before the first glass of wine from Madrona Hill Vineyard was produced and enjoyed and unfortunately Paul would not have the opportunity to do so before he passed away.
With a larger-than-life attitude and big heart, Paul inspired those around him. The quotes on the back of the wine labels are inspired by Paul. We raise our glass to you, Paul -- thank you for making the production of Hunters Reserve possible. Your legacy lives on.