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Holiday Photo Challenge

Patrons enjoy a Hafner magnum of CabernetFrom all across our country came photos of our patrons with their families and friends celebrating the Holiday Season. Their pictures brought the warmth and spirit of those special gatherings to all us of at the winery in Alexander Valley. We are greatly honored that the wine we make here was chosen for your Holiday celebrations.

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Rain...and then some!

The entrance to Hafner Vineyard on the morning of December 11, 2014.

It’s no secret we are suffering from a severe drought that has been mounting for three years. Luckily, wine grape vineyards are not heavily irrigated in comparison to other crops. We irrigate from mid-July until the end of October and use minimal water, 75% less than most crops.

2012 and 2013 were dry years with less than half of an average year’s rainfall. From April 2013 through January 2014, we received just one inch of rain. A normal year would likely see 18 inches in that time.

Finally, rain arrived! November brought us five inches of rain. Light precipitation continued in December. Then came the forecast of a major storm on December 11, 2014. 

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Handmade Gift Tags

Handmade gift tags for the HolidaysWhile some people think of wrapping presents as a chore, I relish it. For years, I have created my own Holiday gift tags (which became the impetus for designing the Hafner Vineyard gift tags.) In past years, many of you have received our gift tags. We thought it might be fun to share with you a template of gift tags that you can print and use this Holiday Season.

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The Holidays are Here

Steve and Ricardo are shipping wine to lucky recipients across the country.There’s excitement in the air! It’s a mix of Holiday music, adrenaline and the deep satisfaction of knowing we’re sending pleasure to gift recipients and patrons across the country.

The post-Thanksgiving rush is on! With just three weeks until Christmas and Hanukkah coming even sooner, all the communication channels here at Hafner Vineyard are humming: phones, emails, our mailbox in Healdsburg...even the fax machine.

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