Join us for Happy Hour (And A Half) with Riley Hubbard of Hubba Wines.
Riley Hubbard’s journey as a winemaker spans all corners of the world and her wines are a reflection of a myriad of influences, education, and experience. Born and raised in San Diego, Riley received a degree in Ag Business with a minor in Viticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
During her time at Cal Poly, she began her career in wine in Paso Robles at L’Aventure Winery under the tutelage of rogue winemaker Stephan Asseo. From working the tasting room, harvest production, to vineyard work, Hubbard immersed herself in the boutique winery’s lifestyle and lived on the property for a few years.
Building on her experience from L’Aventure, Riley moved to the Barossa Valley of Australia and worked a harvest at Torbreck Winery. Committed to learning more, she then moved to Montpellier, France and began working on her Master’s Degree with the Vinafera Euromaster program. She studied in France, worked at Domaine d'Aupilhac in Montpeyroux, France and finished her degree in Udine, Italy in the heart of the Friuli region.
Her love of the Central Coast of California called her back to the Paso Robles region where she worked as assistant winemaker at Law Estate wines and is currently the assistant winemaker under Vailia From at Desparada Wines and consulting for Monochrome Wines.
Hubba wines are a reflection of Riley’s international influences, inspiration from friends and family, and her never-ending wanderlust. Share these wines with friends, family, food, and whatever the day brings.
Spring 2019 Releases
2018 Mutha- 100% Chardonnay. Vineyards: 59% Massa Estate (Monterey County) and 41% Bien Nacido Vineyards (Santa Maria Valley). AVA: Central Coast. 130 cases made. ABV: 13.90%
2017 Dreamland- 75% Grenache from Chelle Mountain (York Mountain) and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon from Star Lane (Happy Canyon). AVA: Central Coast. 96 cases made. ABV: 15.70%
2017 Mushroomhead- 69% Carignan from Jack Knife (Paso Robles) and 31% Syrah from Bassetti (Cambria). AVA: Central Coast 77 cases made. ABV: 14.50%
2017 The Eskimo- 67% Cabernet Sauvignon from Star Lane (Happy Canyon) and 33% Syrah from Bassetti (Cambria). AVA: Central Coast 72 cases made. ABV: 14.70%