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Wine Donations

Wine DonationsGiving back to the community has been instilled in our family and thus in our business. That notion is thanks to my grandmother, Mary Hafner. She embraced community and devoted much of her time to others. She listed her profession not as “winery owner” but as “community volunteer”. Grandmother managed our donations program up until she was 80 years old. She then handed it off to me. We are pleased to donate to over 200 nonprofits annually, with donations valued at about $150,000. And we are deeply impressed with the difference those organizations make in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year.

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Food Pantry Garden

Food Bank GardenIn 2020 when the pandemic hit, there was much uncertainty, but one thing was clear: people lost their jobs and were struggling to provide enough food for their families. At the same time, we had about 13 acres of vineyard land resting fallow before we replanted the next year. We have a longstanding family tradition of supporting a nearby food bank by donating our extra fruits and vegetables, so the empty field got us thinking…let’s plant a garden specifically to supply produce for those in need. It has now become a permanent fixture at Hafner Vineyard and yielded more than 8,800 pounds of produce for people in need. 

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"Summer Moments" Photo Competition

Summer Moments Photo CompetitionSummer is generous with longer days, warmer weather, the chance to be out of doors, and more time with family and friends. We hope your Summer has moments that feel singular and sweet, where you are captivated by a good book or have the chance to catch up with old friends or find yourself on the beach or shore and time stands still, or enjoy the restorative quality of being in nature. And we hope that Hafner wine is a beneficial accompaniment. We’d love to see how you capture that special Summer moment! We have launched a photo competition that will run until September 6th. Check out the details and some fun examples!

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A Photographer's Perspective

Wine PhotographyWe are lucky to be the experimentation ground for our friend and budding photographer Chris Bingham. Over the past years, Chris has been honing his photography skills here at Hafner Vineyard whether it be out in the vineyard during Harvest or in the cellar for bottling or on the hillsides in the midst of fires. Last Harvest, Chris took his photography experiment here to a new level by focusing on “stop motion photography” during the post-fermentation draining of Cabernet. The images are evocative and dramatic. We wanted to share the photos with you and give you a little peak into this artist’s life. 

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Through the Expert's Lens

Cabernet at HafnerWhat does the expert see?! I took the below photo of a recently formed grape cluster on June 7. While I see beautiful lush green leaves and the excitement of a potential harvest, we wanted to know what vineyard manager, David Huebel, sees when he looks at the photo. He shares the first 5 things that he notices in the picture.

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