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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. 


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. 


Next Gen Communal Table 2On Saturday, we hosted our 11th Next Generation Harvest Party. Since we sell all our wine direct to people at home, this is a fun way to introduce the next generation to Hafner wines. It was a perfect Fall day with Mother Nature tempting a sprinkle of rain but the sun peered through later in the day. Check out some highlights from the day.