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How to Open Wine Bottles

How to Open Wine

With over two decades of experience, working table side in top Healdsburg area restaurants, HV team member Matt, illustrates different techniques of opening various bottles of wine. He shows how to open an older bottle with a double pronged corkscrew, how to open a bottle like a pro with a traditional corkscrew and tips for opening a bottle of sparkling wine. 


How to Store Open Wine

Storing WineOne question I always seem to get when giving a tour is: how do you store an open bottle of wine? For Parke and me, the answer is quite simple. We put the cork back in the bottle and leave it on the counter to save it for the next dinner. Typically, an open bottle of wine will last a couple days on the counter, even longer in the fridge for white wines and Rosé.


Holiday Photo Competition

ThanksgivingEveryone loves a fun competition, no one more than gregarious and photogenic Hafner patrons. We’ve launched our 2023 Hafner Vineyard Holiday Photo Contest and hope you’ll join. The goal is to capture the joy of your Holiday Season. It is always fun to see photos of Hafner patrons enjoying their wine throughout the Holiday Season. Here are a few details. 


Holiday Entertaining Tips

Holiday Wine TablesAs the Holidays approach, many of us find ourselves thinking how to make gatherings with family and friends even more festive and fun. Looking for that “little something extra” that makes an evening even more special. I suspect that many of you, like me, look to others for inspiration and advice. I reached out to a very creative group of friends and patrons who always host memorable and enchanting parties. I thought you might enjoy hearing the ten top ideas that my “experts” shared.


Blanc de Blancs Packaging

2020 Blanc de BlancsCreating a new wine label is both exciting and intimidating. As a member of the production team, I know the wine intimately: how it is made and how it has evolved. As the designer of the label, I want to capture its essence and reflect its heritage. For me, the label should be both timeless and representative of Hafner Vineyard. Here we share all the details that went into the packaging.