Hobel Wine Works started as a dream in 1998, when Cameron Hobel and Thomas Rivers Brown met. Hobel had been a wine sales executive at several auction houses, including Christie’s, and had launched his own wine import company. Brown was a rising star in Napa Valley winemaking, first working as assistant winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars. For a decade Hobel and Brown talked about starting a wine project together, and in 2009 they produced their first Hobel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Today the estate is owned by Hobel and his wife Bahaneh. Brown, now a highly acclaimed winemaker involved in numerous winemaking enterprises, makes Hobel wines. The estate produces a single Cabernet Sauvignon, generally available only through a mailing list.