PASO ROBLES — Austin Hope, president
Hope is a steadfast advocate for the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area. He has played an important role in introducing the wines of Paso Robles to a global audience while holding leadership positions within the industry leading to the region being recognized and respected as one of the great wine regions of the world.
“I am humbled to be recognized as the 2018 Wine Industry Person of the Year,” said Hope. “I have had the great benefit to
Hope has emerged as a visionary leader after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in fruit science, today he is a third-generation California farmer and first-generation winemaker. He built and leads Hope Family Wines which includes Austin Hope, Treana, Troublemaker, Liberty School, and Quest wine brands.
Working locally, nationally, and internationally on behalf of the Paso Robles wine industry, Hope has held several important positions, including past Chairman and current Secretary of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance
Austin Hope was nominated and named the 2018 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance membership which represents 450-plus companies including wineries, vineyards, and associated businesses.