In Memory: Paul J. Maroon (1947 – 2019)

Blog courtesy of Maroon Wines

Paul Maroon will always be remembered as an extraordinarily gracious host and devoted family man, who never met a person who didn’t become a fast friend. A true gentleman in every way!  Even people who only met him for a few hours were warmed by Paul’s hospitality, kindness, and especially his stories! He loved making people laugh and his zest for life was contagious. He was beloved by countless friends and relatives, and will be sorely missed.

Paul was the quintessential entrepreneur. His successful endeavors included a private corporation that specialized in introducing hospitals and doctors to new types of medical devices, such as pacemakers to incorporate into their surgical protocols. His personal portfolio included several investments in commercial and residential real estate and restaurants throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the late 1990s, Paul began the journey to fulfill his life-long dream to create his own boutique small production winery in Napa Valley. His interest stemmed from his agricultural roots working with his father in his family’s produce business, and later producing wine with his uncle in Pennsylvania. He started with the purchase of 300 acres on the backside of Howell Mountain in Pope Valley, then ultimately acquired the 37 acres that would become Maroon Vineyard’s permanent home, in what is now included in the prestigious “Coombsville Appellation.”

Paul truly loved wine! He was often found sharing his knowledge and plethora of industry adventures. He was a staunch advocate of the wine industry and lent his support to educate the population at large, through his active membership in the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Knights of the Vine and Save the Family Farm.

Maroon Wines will continue to produce premium small-lot wine in honor of Paul’s legacy, and is appreciative of Cellar Angels, who have collaborated with Paul for many years.

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