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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.

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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. 

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Winery Tours & Tastings

Wine Cave TourAlthough a bit unique in the blooming wine hospitality industry of Healdsburg and Sonoma County, we typically only host tours and tastings twice a month. Every visit is led by a family member and most of the time, it is me. We take pride in what we do, and we want to be the ones who share our story with patrons and guests. We feel it is the gracious thing to do. It reminds us of our visits to small wineries in France. We typically spend about 90 minutes talking about the vineyard and winemaking practices, all the while enjoying various wines. 

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Sustainable Gift Wrapping

Bottle Wrapping IdeasWith the Holidays approaching, Sarah wanted to share a few ways that we wrap wine bottles in sustainable, reusable way. As a family, we use kraft paper (even paper bags), old maps and newspaper. It is fun to get creative, finding just the right material for the gift recipient. Sarah also shares a DIY printable wrapping paper for bottles using her watercolor drawings. 

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DIY Gift Tags

Hafner Gift TagsThe Holiday Season is always filled with fun festivities: decorations, twinkling lights, dinners, and of course, gift wrapping. Gift tags put the finishing touch on a present and I always save mine year to year. I also enjoy creating new ones each year from the watercolors I've painted. For me, the gift tag enhances the wrapping and makes the gift more enticing. We thought it would be fun to share one of my gift tags templates that you can print and use this Holiday Season. 

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