Hanna's 2021 Harvest Update
Hanna's 2021 Harvest
As October unfolds, HANNA winery buzzes with harvest and hospitality. Tractors roll through the vineyards as families visit from around the country to experience bucolic Sonoma County and taste award-winning wines. October means cool and foggy mornings, vine canopies turning from green to golden, the heady aroma of fermenting grapes, harvest tours, and fresh figs and Asian pears aplenty in our orchards.
Harvest began in August with a bang. The crew started handpicking the first Sauvignon Blanc grapes at midnight on August 16th. Sonoma County’s cool nights gave us natural refrigeration to keep the grapes cold and fresh. Trucks brought grapes to the crush pad by early morning, and the winemaking team jumped into action for the first few steps of the white winemaking process.
|Early mornings at the production pad with Jeff Hinchliffe.
Javier Mendoza processing Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
With over 200 acres planted throughout Sonoma County, we're expecting about 700 tons of grapes to come in this harvest. With four unique tiers of wine at HANNA and over 30 different single varietal wines and blends, harvest is complex and busy. Much of our harvest is focused on our widely distributed and higher volume Sauvignon Blanc, but the small lot wines exclusive to the tasting rooms and wine clubs demand more than their share of attention and nurturing.
The winemaking team includes Jeff Hinchliffe (Winemaker), Marti Quan (Assistant Winemaker), and Doris Michue (Enologist). Together, this dynamic trio has over 70 years of winemaking experience. They are supported by an energetic and experienced cellar team who crush, ferment, rack, age and bottle our wines. Jeff and his team are so well-tuned to the winemaking process that they can tell if something is awry just by the smells and sounds they hear when arriving at work each morning. Their workdays stretch to 12 hours, practically seven days a week during the peak of the harvest season. As Jeff often says, “When it comes to making wine, you go off grape time."
|Doris Michue monitoring fermentation vessels
|Marti Quan with fermenting red wine grape juice
The harvest isn’t quite over yet. We still have some Cabernet Sauvignon out in the vineyard slowly ripening, but we are grateful for a smoke free harvest and the ability to make wine in this beautiful region. We hope you are as excited as we are about the upcoming wine vintages, and we hope to see you soon for a visit.
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