In 2016, Alex enlisted his close friend and internationally renowned winemaking consultant Julian Gonzalez, of Paul Hobbs Consulting to become Chief Winemaker of Guarachi Family Wines.
Previous Consulting Winemaker 2007-2016: Paul Hobbs
Julian Gonzalez serves as Chief Winemaker for Guarachi Family Wines and caretaker to Guarachi’s Meadowrock estate (Atlas Peak AVA of Napa Valley) and Sun Chase Vineyard (Petaluma Gap AVA of Sonoma Coast).
Previously, Gonzalez was Lead Winemaker for all Paul Hobbs Consulting programs from 2007 to 2016. Prior to that, Gonzalez worked under winemaker and mentor, Rolando Herrera, at Mi Sueno, Argentina’s Vina Cobos and Paul Hobbs Winery in addition to working in the cellars at Stag’s Leap, Dominus Estate, and Louis M. Martini Winery.