Santa Rosa, CA
The Hobo Wine Company is the "brainchild, side job, menace to the wine industry, hedged bet, cash strain, mental anguish, late night musing, bruised hands, dirty t-shirts, and constant companion of" its founder and winemaker, Kenny Likitprakong. Why "Hobo"? Well, circa the early 2000s, Kenny didn't own any vineyards or a winery. He used small lots of grapes, picking and choosing grape varietals, vineyards, appellations and wineries as he went along. In 2013, Kenny and the Hobo team finally purchased a warehouse space in Santa Rosa and converted it to a winery to be Hobo Winery's first home—but don't worry. Their dedication to free-spirited, all-natural winemaking and good, fun wine lives on!