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Holiday Gift Tags

Handmade gift tags for the HolidaysFor me, personalized and handmade gift tags enhance the wrapping and make the gifts more enticing. We thought it would be fun to share one of my gift tag templates that you can print and use this Holiday Season and throughout the year. They are great for any gift and wine too. These are some of my favorite watercolors. Enjoy!

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Holiday Watercolor

Hafner HolidaysFor many years, the front door of Mary and Dick’s Berkeley home has graced the cover of our Holiday gift offering. When Scott suggested that I update the cover by creating a new illustration, the subject of gathering around the table for Christmas dinner came to mind. Dinner with family and friends is always a highlight to our Holiday Season. 

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Meet the Team - Gerardo

Gerardo Lopez"Meet the Team" is our blog series that introduces each of the Hafner Vineyard team members. We each answer a series of questions about ourselves and our time at Hafner Vineyard. Up next, Gerardo Lopez! He works in the vineyard and has been at Hafner Vineyard for 33 years. When he's not working, he can be found on the fútbol field...playing with guys almost half his age!

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Help from France

Charles and Aurelie at Hafner VineyardWe are lucky this year to have not just one French intern, but three! Guillaume Marre arrived in the first week of June and returned to France at the end of September for the start his school. Fortunately, Charles Marcoin and Aurélie Wycke came mid-September, so Guillaume could teach them about the life and expectations of an intern at Hafner Vineyard (most importantly, to spell "P-O-O-L" in front of Annie, our Labrador and waterdog extraordinaire.) Why did they want to be interns at Hafner Vineyard here in Alexander Valley far from Paris? Well, let me tell you...

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Grape Harvesting Machine Video

David in Machine HarvesterWhen people ask me what it’s like to drive the machine harvester, it’s a bit hard to imagine, so we thought it might be fun to have you ride along with me. During the Chardonnay harvest, I wore a GoPro on my head so that you could see what it’s like to drive the harvester through my eyes. Warning! I tried to keep as steady as possible but I did have to move quite a bit.

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