Winter Newsletter 2017
2017 HARVEST IS A WRAP
What a wild ride it has been for Harvest 2017. Our harvest began September 2nd with our Sauvignon Blanc and wrapped up with pressing out our Nebbiolo on November 1st. Mother Nature kept us on our toes for eight weeks of excitement, exhaustion and everything in between. We are thankful to be done!
Starting Sunday, October 8th devastating wild fires raged through Napa and Sonoma Counties, about seven miles east and 20 miles south of our winery. The following weeks unfolded restlessly for us with constant evacuation notices and ongoing evacuee support; all while surrounded by ground-based and aerial firefighting. Now, with the fires contained, we focus our efforts on supporting those that lost everything. More than 5,500 homes burned in Santa Rosa and, for perspective, that is double the number of homes that are in our town of Healdsburg. Everyone in our community has friends or family who were directly affected by the fires. We are filled with gratitude for the many local and non-local responders that helped us to fight fires, control traffic and aid with the ample support that our community immediately required. In the coming months, the best way to help is to continue to support Sonoma and Napa businesses and be sure to make plans to visit this beautiful Wine Country!
We are proud to announce the first-ever release of Hawley Cabernet Franc! Cabernet Franc is a Bordeaux variety that is traditionally blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The 2014 Estate Cabernet Franc was so amazing in the barrel that we decided to bottle 100 cases of 80% Cab Franc and 20% Merlot. Our certified organic estate vineyard is only nine acres and of that, less than half an acre is planted to Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc is known for its spice and floral aroma, intense berry fruit and long finish. We blended in a bit of Merlot to enhance the richness of the mid palate. Grab a bottle while you can because we don’t know when we will be bottling the Estate Cabernet Franc again!
CLUB RECIPE COMPETITION EXTENDED!
Want your favorite family recipe featured in our Wine Club newsletter? The Hawley Recipe Competition continues! We are extending the deadline until January 15th! Send in a favorite family recipe and let us know which wine to pair it with! The winner will receive a special Hawley Apron and our favorite recipes will be featured in upcoming newsletters! Recipes may also be featured in Instagram and Facebook posts so send a selfie or a food pic if desired. Send Recipes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- DECEMBER 9th – Holiday Party
- JANUARY 13-14th – Winter Wineland
- FEBRUARY 17th – Puppy Love
- MARCH 3rd-4th – Wine Road Barrel Tasting
- MARCH 10-11th – Club Exclusive Barrel Tasting