The Hobo Wine Company | Sonoma, USA
The Hobo Wine Company is the the brainchild, side job, menace to the wine industry, hedged bet, cash strain, mental anguish, late night musing, bruised hands, dirty t-shirts and constant companion of Kenny Likitprakong, who despite knowing better started his own label in 2002 with the simple idea to have some good fun.
Kenny has a few different labels under his Hobo Wines brand as well as Ghostwriter in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where he spent his formative winemaking years. This is a proper ghetto winery, brimming with energy and ideas - (skateboards on the walls alongside trophy bottles of JL Chave and Roumier).
Kenny is talented and self-effacing – a real, honest face of the new Californian wine scene, who imparts his extraordinary knowledge with ease and charm. He buys his fruit from all over the place and depicts the essence of each wine with eye-catching packaging that’s simply about great wine from great sites. There’s so much to enjoy with these wines – and at unbelievably good value for money. There’s no doubt about it, Kenny’s wines are extremely finely tuned, expressing a time and place that effortlessly capture the zeitgeist.