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Meet the Team - Ricardo

Ricardo at Hafner Vineyard"Meet the Team" is our blog series that introduces each of the Hafner Vineyard team members. We answer a series of questions about ourselves and our time at Hafner Vineyard. Ricardo Juarez is the Assistant Winemaker (along with many other jobs). Three generations of his family have worked at Hafner Vineyard - his dad, then him and now his daughter who helps at Spring Tastings. In his spare time, you can find him cooking or fishing and spending time with his three kids. 

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Daily Break Time

Break at Hafner VineyardEvery day, no matter what, we stop work at 10am for “Break”. Break is 15 minutes (okay sometimes 20) when everyone at the winery gathers together upstairs in our “break room” for a latte (for those who choose) and a quarter of a muffin or sticky bun from a local bakery. But Break is more than just a caffeine (and sugar!) boost. It’s a moment to share time together, a moment to connect, a moment to appreciate the simple things in life, realizing that work is not everything. In a world that is so fast paced (and only getting faster), Break reminds us the importance of slowing down and enjoying each other’s company.

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A Day in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Farmers MarketSanta Rosa is the largest city in Sonoma County. For some, that may be a drawback, but for me it’s what I like about living here. I enjoy being close to the conveniences of a larger city. Restaurants, stores, movie theaters, a performing arts center, great county and city parks, and wineries. Of course all of Sonoma County has many things to do both indoors and out, but just in Santa Rosa there is much to keep one busy. Here's my day's itinerary for you...

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Meet the Team - Chemia

Chemia GonzalesJosé Maria Gonzales Martín (aka “Chemia”) is the second generation in his family to work at Hafner Vineyard. His dad, Chema, recently retired, and Chemia is quickly filling his shoes. With a brisk gait, he is the vineyard crew's go-to guy for moving the trellis wires. If you don't find Chemia with his family or friends on the weekends, he's likely enjoying his new hobby of fixing cars. Although shy at first, he's opened up over the past three years and become quite a jokster with the team.  

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How to Make Rosé

Rose of Malbec VerticalRosé has become a popular new wine, not just at Hafner, but across the country. It's a very fun Summer drink on a warm afternoon day. Producing a pink wine is a bit different than making a red or white wine, so I thought I’d share the production methods behind our Rosé. There are two techniques used to make Rosé, and we use both of them here at Hafner Vineyard to make our Rosé of Malbec.

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