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Sustainability Certification

Oak at Hafner Vineyard in Alexander ValleyAs I begin the annual process of self-assessment to renew our Sustainable Certification, it is a time to reflect on all we do to reduce our impact on the environment and to solicit ideas from others as to how we can improve. Although we have been following sustainable practices for years, last year was the first year that we became certified with the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA). Thanks to the CSWA, sustainable practices are now more codified, scored and maintained.

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Meet the Team - Mary

Mary and Dick in the 1970s"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. Fifty years ago, Mary and her husband, Dick, started Hafner Vineyard. She has taken on countless roles over the five decades, even tractor driver! Here, she shares fun stories of the evolution of the vineyard and winery.

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50th Anniversary Lunch

Lunchtime at Hafner VineyardTo kick off our 50th Anniversary year, all of us who work in the vineyard and winery, gathered for a fun lunch on January 23rd, to toast and mark the occasion. It was a cold day, but thankfully without rain during lunch, and we gathered in the oldest building on the property, “The Shop”. At one long table, surrounded by farming equipment, warmed by a heater and lit by French bistro lights, we marked the occasion by opening a jeroboam of 1982 Cabernet Sauvignon – our first vintage.

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Meet the Team - Sarah

Sarah Hafner"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. Sarah Hafner wears many different hats as part of the HV team. Her craziest job? Wrangling cattle with her dog! Winemaker (and husband) Parke considers her to have the best wine tasting palate of the team. Find out what her favorite Hafner wine is!

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Meet the Team - Martin

Martin Aleman"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. Martín Aleman is going on 26 years at Hafner. He enjoys camping with his family and his favorite job in the vineyard is pruning. While he goes by "Martín", that's not his given name. Find out his real name and why it changed!

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