Owner of Hunt Cellars in Paso Robles makes wine and music

newsroom@thetribunenews.comSeptember 16, 2013 

David Hunt, a lifelong musician, self-published an album he sells with his wine.

COURTESY PHOTO

David Hunt, who owns Hunt Cellars in Paso Robles, is using his musical talent to help sell his wine. The winemaker, who self-published an album called “Rhapsody in Red” at the end of last year, told Forbes magazine in its May issue that he is selling about 8,000 cases of wine annually.

He’s pairing his album with six-bottle packages of his wines and holding dinner concerts regularly at the winery. He also sells the CD separately.

Hunt, who has been a musician all his life, told The Tribune that “music inspires wine. It creates a mood that affects the sales of wine. If music is depressing, people don’t buy.’’

So far, CD sales are going well. One woman bought about 30 or 40 of them last Christmas, each paired with a bottle or more of wine as gifts, he said.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service