Domaine de la Damase is located in the village of Violès, at the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail and in the heart of Provence. Sebastian, our long time friend and Kenny's first intern 2002, is the family's 5th generation winemaker. The vineyards are organically farmed and all the wine are bio certified.
TERROIR : Alluvial terrace of clay-limestone
WINEMAKING : traditional vinification in temperature controlled concrete tank
VARIETAL : 100 % Grenache
SPECIFICATIONS : Alcohol level : 14% alc./vol.
SERVING TIPS : To be served at 15/16°C
TASTING NOTES : A dark and red cherry colour. An aromatic nose of liquorice, spices and red fruits. Nice volume mouth with sweetness, expressive and silky tannins. It is an exceptional wine you can enjoy now or that can be kept more than 5 years.
FOOD PAIRING Vegetables, ratatouille, grilled rabbit or mustard, goat cheeses
We began the namesake Hobo Wine Company in 2002. My dad didn’t think it was a very good name for a wine company and many people have shared his sentiment over the years, but it has always felt right to us so we have braved on with it.
Hobo is all Sonoma County. I was raised in Sonoma County and after a lot of searching around have chosen to raise my two daughters here as well.
As a grape growing region, there is so much to explore and experiment with and the many sub AVAs have characters and qualities that make a Sonoma County brand able to evolve and stay exciting. Primarily, we have focussed on Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, but more recently, we have added an Aglianico to experiment with what might the future.