Backgrounder

 

Coordinates

13048 Hwy. 29, Lower Lake, California 95457
Mailing Address: PO Box 324, Calistoga, California 94515

Phone:
Winery – 707-481- 6941
Vineyard – 707-696- 4838

Facebook: Hawk and Horse Vineyards
Website: www.HawkandHorseVineyards.com
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Founded

In 1999 by the Boies and Hawkins families; first release was 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon.

We Are

Family‐owned and operated vineyard and ranch practicing biodynamic viticulture on a historic property in the Red Hills AVA of Lake County, specializing in estate‐grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Latigo (port)

Proprietors

The Boies and Hawkins families.

Management

David Boies, Christopher Boies, Mitch Hawkins, Tracey Hawkins

Vineyard Management

Mitch Hawkins

Winemaking

Dr. Richard Peterson, Tracey Hawkins

Appellation

Red Hills, in Lake County, California

Ranch

1,300"acres,"straddling"elevations"from"1,800"to"2,200"feet"and"slopes" of"15%"to"85%;"property"includes"the"location"of"El"Roble"Grande," largest"oak"recorded"in" California;"ranch"is"also"home"to"a"small"herd"of" Scottish"Highland"cattle,"three""American"Saddlebred"horses,"five" American"Quarterhorses"and"wildlife""including"bees,"hawks,"owls,"bear," wild"boar,"bobcats,"mountain"lions"and"squirrels;"guesthouse"is"a"three? story"hand?built"traditional"log"home."

Vineyards

18 acres currently planted. Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 acres planted in 2001. Petite Sirah, 1 acre planted in 2009. Cabernet Franc, 1 acre planted in 2009. Petite Verdot, 1 acre planted in 2009.

Soil: rocky, red volcanic soils consisting of Aiken, Collayomi, and Whispering loam. Lake County Diamonds, a soft form of diamond used in industry and to make Biodynamic preparations, are abundant. They are a natural product from volcanic activity of nearby Mt. Konocti, a now dormant volcano.

Farming

Biodynamic: Demeter-certified since 2008
Organic: California Certified Organic (CCOF) since 2004

Head trained, cane pruned
Trellis: VSP (Vertical Shoot Position)
Clones: Entav 191, Entav 337, 15, 337
Rootstock: 101‐14
Spacing: 5x8 (1,089 vines/acre) 

Tasting Room

Includes antique Victorian bar, Western and local memorabilia, historic photos, picnic area with horses grazing nearby ready to meet visitors

Hospitality

Tours are available by appointment only. Because we host all tours personally, we are limited in the number of tours we accommodate each year. Priority is given to Wine Society members. To book your next visit please call or email us at, 707-481-6941 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. $45 per person.

You may learn about joining Hawk and Horse Vineyards Wine Society here: 
https://www.hawkandhorsevineyards.com/wine-society

Neighboring Wineries

Six Sigma, Langtry, Brassfield, Ployez, Ceago, Chateau Montelena

 
Hawk and Horse Vineyards