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Hamel Family Wines  Sonoma Valley winery focused on limited-production, terroir-driven wines from our estate vineyards

http://www.hamelfamilywines.com/

HFW is spending their Valentine's Day enjoying a glass of Rosè paired alongside Rose marshmallows by our very own Chef @hfw_kitchen How are you celebrating your V-day?

Though the vines may be going to sleep, winter is also the time of year that the entire ecosystem around them comes awake and alive: cover crop is starting to sprout in the vineyards, birds are chirping, the cows and goats are noshing on fresh grass, and we are all feeling very thankful for the rain! It's a magical time of year on the farm πŸŒ§πŸŒ±πŸŒπŸŒΏπŸ‚πŸ“πŸŒ„

For those who were here on Saturday night, here's a quick reminder. Thanks so much for your support- Lighting of the Vines at Hamel Family Wines raised $16,600 for the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation. For those who couldn't make it, here is a sneak peek at what was missed... For all, there is more extensive footage to come. Don't miss it next year- make plans to join us in 2016. Happy Holidays to all from Hamel Family Wines.

The infamous Kate Nagle shooting our holiday line up. Stay tuned....

Happy birthday to our very own dog whisperer and Managing Director, George F. Hamel III. Let's see what animal this year brings!

Thank you for your interest in "Lighting of the Vines” on Saturday, December 5th. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to "Lighting of the Vines” we have closed online ticket sales. If you have any questions, would like to make a donation to Sonoma Valley Education Fund, or have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend, please call us at (707) 996-5800.
Thank you so much for all of your support!
Hamel Family Wines

Since our vines don't hold anymore grape clusters, we might as well pick our olives, send them on their way to McEvoy Ranch to be milled, and put the tress to sleep for the winter months.

Burying cow horns filled with manure our two sweet πŸ‚πŸ‚, Fannie and Uli, provided. Over the winter months while the soils are most active, the manure will ferment and become a sweet-smelling dark and rich fertilizer, also known as Biodynamic preparation 500 - a basis for soil fertility. In the spring we will mix it with water and spray it on our vineyards to enliven the soils, enhance the rooting system of our vines, and increase soil microbial activity and water retention so we don't have to irrigate as much!πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸŒπŸ›πŸ’¦ #biodynamicfarming

We couldn't be more excited to pair our wines with Chef Jennifer Puccio, Chef Emily Luchetti and Chef Jonathan Waxman at the Beard House tonight!

Thanks to everyone who tried to grab a badger today!

Can't wait to open the Badger Grab Saloon tomorrow at 3pm. Hope to see you all there!

Badger Clan, don't forget to reserve your tickets! Call us and we will even do it for you! 707.996.5800

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