The 2017 Hotel Viking Wine Festival began with its first wine dinner on February 4 and featured Paul Hobbs Winery, makers of single-vineyard reds and whites in Sebastopol, California. Winemaker Matt Hobbs gave guests insight into the vineyard, the winemaking process and answered questions. Paul Hobbs wines were paired with a four-course meal. The following week’s dinner welcomed Giovanni Pasquero of Paitin Estate of Piedmont, Italy on February 11. Featured wines included 2013 Patin Barbera D’alba; 2013 Paitin Langhe Nebbiolo; 2014 Paitin Langhe Nebbiolo Starda; 2011 Paitin Barbaresco Serra; and Paitin Barbaresco Vecchia Vigne.