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Benefits of an Estate Vineyard

Parke Hafner during Chardonnay Harvest.As all winemakers know, winemaking starts in the vineyard. Having our winery at the southeast corner of our vineyard (30 feet away!) ensures that I’m out in the vineyard frequently. That, in my opinion, has a great impact on wine quality. Check out a short video of David and the machine harvester picking Malbec right in front of the winery. 

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#shareHafner

#shareHafnerShare (verb): To participate in, use, enjoy or experience jointly. 

When brainstorming for a hashtag (A hashtag is a word or phrase used on social media to identify a topic or trend.), we received wonderful ideas from our social media Hafner fans. They gave us crafty, wild, fun and yes…humorous phrases. But the theme that continually wove its way through was community and sharing of Hafner wine. We are grateful to our patrons who share their Hafner with friends, family and colleagues. 

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Dream Job

Hafner Patrons ThumbnailPeople often say to all of us here: “You have my dream job!” They explain they would love to taste wines and walk the vineyard on a daily basis. Working close to the land in a beautiful agricultural setting strikes a chord with them. Being part of a small team that makes fine wine and gets it directly to patrons is a desirable occupation. The most pleasurable part of the job for many of us, however, is our interaction with you, our patrons. And a great example of this are the delightful photos patrons send us and post online. 

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Speedy Chardonnay Bottling with GoPro

GoPro captures Chardonnay bottling.Late July and early August days are filled with my least favorite job – bottling. It’s both stressful and monotonous. We bottle our Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Next Red (all from our Alexander Valley vineyard) in three extremely long weeks. Using our GoPro, we videoed the Chardonnay bottling. After watching one minute of it, we realized that it would be more interesting (and fun!) to see the process sped up (100x!).

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