Exciting young winemaker Kenny Likitprakong founded the Hobo Wine Co in 2001 as an itinerant winemaker with no vines and no cellar, sourcing fruit from organic and biodynamic growers. He still has no vines but in 2013 he took over a unit on an industrial estate in Santa Rosa from which emerge a range of really interesting wines. The Folk Machine label is mainly dedicated to Pinot Noir from tiny single vineyards. He likes to keep us and his label designers on their toes by giving each wine a new name and label each year. He names the wine after spending the night amongst the vines at harvest time, this ‘Batten down the hatches the storm’ has a fair amount to do with Donald Trump! Kenny sources this from the Organic and Bio dynamically farmed Vechino Vineyard in the cool high lying Potter Valley in Northern Mendocino, using natural yeast, minimal sulphur and barely any punching down of the skins he produces this super elegant, achingly pretty, delicate Pinot. For lovers of powerful Pinot look elsewhere, but for true Pinot lovers, who’s hearts still lie in Burgundy, this is a must try.