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Vineyard Update

Vineyard UpdateThis growing season in Alexander Valley and all over Sonoma County has been a bit unique. That's what makes farming fun and interesting... no two years are the same. Vineyard Manager, David Huebel, gives an update on the grapes and shares his harvest predictions for vintage 2023. The headline: "It has been late and will continue to be late."

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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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Meet the Team - Quinn

Meet Quinn"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. Quinn Bulloch is our newest HV member at the winery joining the sales/marketing team. A Healdsburg native, she's come back home after five years teaching English in Spain. An avid baseball fan and chef, she enjoys spending time with her family. 

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Making Rosé

Hafner RoseFor me, nothing says Summer like a glass of chilled Rosé…it reminds us of a trip to Provence where we discovered Rosé back in 1985. After a long day at the winery, we enjoy sipping Rosé on our terrace with family and friends. Our Rosé program began as an experiment to intensify the color of our red wines. In 2011, we began making it for our patrons and due to its popularity, we now make 50% from saignée juice and 50% is made direct to press. It is made of Malbec which gives it intense fruity components with a little bit of structure. 

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Gratitude to Laurie

Laurie at HafnerIf you’ve called us on the phone in the last 35 years, most likely you spoke with Laurie. If you visited us here at the winery sometime since 1989, chances are Laurie greeted you. It is increasingly rare that someone devotes the majority of their professional career to one business but we have been lucky that Laurie has, and Hafner Vineyard and our patrons have been the beneficiaries. And now, Laurie is “retiring” to enjoy a more leisurely pace and not having to get up so early each morning! Laurie shares a few stories from her long time here at Hafner Vineyard. 

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