Hope Family Wines
"Their Cabernets have received monster score from day 1, and they are every bit luscious! Our relationship with Hope Family is strong and I appreciate that they bring wines to our VINOPOP community that are only found at the winery or are 'member only'! We get to taste a wide variety of exciting wines!" - Naushad Huda
CJ Gormley is flying down from one of the most popular producers in Paso Robles, Hope Family Wines! The family has been farming vineyard land in Paso for over 30 years. This tasting will include wines that rarely leave the winery!
In 1978, Austin Hope came to Paso Robles with his family, when his parents bought a ranch and planted both vineyards and apple orchards. Attempting to punish the rebellious youngster, his father, Chuck Hope put him to work in the vineyards. Much to his father’s surprise, at just eight-years-old, Austin took to the work immediately.
Austin studied Fruit Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, while Chuck Hope and Austin’s uncle Paul were laying the groundwork for Treana Winery. When Paul passed away in 1996, Chuck Hope turned to his son to lead the family business. The bold and brash 23 year old jumped in ready to make his mark on the business.
In 2019 Hope was awarded “Wine Person of the Year” by the City of Paso Robles. Upon the inaugural release of the Austin Hope Cabernet, the wine was awarded 97 points, the highest rating ever given by Wine Enthusiast to a Paso Robles wine.
Following that, 2017 Austin Hope Cabernet was chosen by Wine Enthusiast as #10 Top 100 Enthusiast Wines of the World and is the first time a Paso Robles wine has made the Wine Enthusiast Top 10. In 2018 Austin Hope Cabernet was selected for Wine Enthusiasts Top 100 Wines of the World, this time landing at #7. Most recently, Wine Enthusiast named Hope Family Wines, American Winery of the Year in 2022, solidifying Austin’s place as a leader in the Paso Robles wine community.
2022 Austin Hope Cellar Select Sauvignon Blanc
2021 Austin Hope GSM
2021 Austin Hope Cellar Select Malbec
2021 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon
2021 Austin Hope Petite Sirah / Lagrein