Flashback to when we were blown away from our experience at Hamel Family Wines ... this is a must visit when visiting Sonoma wine country. (Reservations are required) . . Sonoma Valley & Moon Mountain AVA. Beautiful Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Other gorgeous wines that will enamore you.
Organic & biodynamic wine production with holistic vineyard care (ask about their tea & bull horn vineyard treatment) that you’ll learn about during their very informative tour . They ferment their wines in oak, steel & cement for wonderful multidimensional complexity in their wines.
Food & Wine Pairing, exquisite vineyard views, wonderful tour of their production site & fermentation caves. We enjoyed a delightful chef creation of delicious house-made ricotta cheese, locally grown olive oil & house made (mouth watering) crackers with hints of local hand gathered sea salt to pair along with their delicious wines.
We couldn’t leave without their delicious Zinfandel (Yas is a zinfan-gal). The quiet & peaceful vineyard, amazing outdoor patio- you won’t want to leave!
Here’s a breakdown of just one of their amazing wines: 2017 Zinfandel.
Blend: 97% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah
Appellation: Sonoma Valley
Vineyards: Hamel Family Ranch, Armor Plate
Production: 894 Cases
Fermentation: 97% Stainless Steel Tanks, 3% French Oak Tanks
Aging: 14 Months, 56% Neutral French Oak Barrels, 44% New French Oak Barrels
Harvest Dates: 8/29/17 – 9/9/17
Bottling Date: 3/18/19
Don'tmiss their 2016 Isthmus (mostly Cabernet Sauvignon) & their Moon Mountain Nuns Canyon Vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon you Cab lovers because you’re certainly in for a treat!
If you’re planning on visiting the Sonoma Wine Country be sure to make reservations at this amazing winery. Contact them at:707-996-5800 for reservations. 15401Sonoma Highway, Sonoma Ca 95476 & mention this blog.
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Yas H. Castro
Realtor, Animal lover, Farmher, Foodie, Traveler, No Waste & Simple Toxin-free Living Advocate