Crush and More!

California Wine Country Open for Business!

Northern California wants you to know that wine country is open for business. While, for those who suffered damage and loss, things are not entirely back to “normal,” a drive through the lovely roads of Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties are mostly as you remember. Sections of road reveal fire damage but already signs of clean-up and repair are evident. Charming towns, and the vast majority of wineries that you know and love, look forward to welcoming you. Visiting and buying wine is a delightful way to support our local economy and help wine country recover.

Crush 2017: Our 2017 vintage was entirely unaffected by fire or smoke. In fact, we brought in our single most bountiful and one of our most beautiful harvests to date. Harvest was put on hold for a couple of days in the first week of October, but this was due to road closures. There was no fire near our vineyard this time. Things quickly got back on track and crush progressed in earnest. The fruit was not only beautiful, it was exquisitely scented with the entire crush pad flooded with aromas of ripe berries, black fruit and earth. The wine from the vintage will deliver saturated color, layers of flavor and richness of texture. 

Wine Society Social: A great day of hawks, horses and wine was enjoyed by all who attended our annual Wine Society Social. West Coast Falconry did not disappoint. Everyone had an opportunity to get up close and personal with a visiting gyrfalcon, red-tail hawk and an owl. We learned how these majestic birds of prey hunt, live, and work together with the West Coast Falconry team to educate the public. 

Reminder to watch:

Our Executive Winemaker and Founding Partner, Tracey Hawkins on the TV show FarmHer on November 17, 2017 on RFDTV. Please check your local listings for time and channel. We love this program as it features women in agriculture and was founded by a young woman entrepreneur, Marji Guyler-Alaniz. You can find FarmHer on-line at New Episodes every Friday 9:30/8:30C  DirectTV -345  /  Dish Network -231, 231HD / Mediacom - 51,56, and 793HD (some channel numbers may vary depending on your network provider).

Hawk and Horse Vineyards