Napa Valley AVA
Focused on growing the best possible fruit, and in turn, making the best possible wines
Founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Randy and Krys Wulff, Lobo Wines is a tiny producer of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, located in Napa Valley. Each of their wines are estate grown from either their vineyards in Oak Knoll or their home property on Atlas Peak, crafted in extremely limited quantities and very hard to find.
The story behind Lobo Wines starts back in the late 1990’s when Randy and Krys began looking for a rural setting as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city and career life. Randy is an award-winning and nationally recognized attorney who has operated a law firm for many years, and his wife Krys has balanced a business as an optical industry consultant along with being involved in several philanthropic, educational and advocacy organizations. While searching for property in wine country looking for an escape, they came across a small home and piece of land in Napa Valley and jumped at the chance.
The Wulffs planted their first Chardonnay vineyard in the Oak Knoll District and began by selling their fruit to Randy Lewis - an ultra-premium winemaker in the Valley (Lewis Cellars), especially known for his Chardonnays. Taking the next step, they acquired a much larger vineyard about a mile from the first one, and after making substantial improvements to it, were rewarded with excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot Noir (which they also sold to nearby wineries; Syrah to Lewis Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon to Pine Ridge, and Pinot Noir to Mumm). In 2007, the Wulffs found a third property on Atlas Peak - 42 acres on the eastern ridge of Napa Valley where they planted a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. The Wulffs also decided to start crafting their own wines from the superlative estate fruit they were growing on each of their properties.
Randy and Krys brought on two winemakers for their Lobo Wines endeavor - Randy Lewis to craft their Chardonnay and Victoria Coleman, a rising star winemaker in Napa Valley, to make Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Their vineyard manager, Mario Bazan, brings both experience and expertise to the Lobo vineyards with over 30 years of viticultural work under his belt. Together, the Lobo team is focused on growing the best possible fruit, and in turn, making the best possible wines from their unique properties. We hope you enjoy one of their latest achievements, the 2012 Wulff Vineyard Pinot Noir.