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The vineyard crew is busy tucking shoots up into the trellis and pulling leaves from the fruit zone. We are lucky to have such a veteran crew. Many have been with us for three or more decades!

The vineyard crew is busy tucking shoots up into the trellis and pulling leaves from the fruit zone. We are lucky to have such a veteran crew. Many have been with us for three or more decades!

Aah cool mornings! Out in the vineyard by 6am, the crew beats the heat & takes advantage of the fog cover. They recently finished removing leaves from the “fruit zone” to help the grapes ripen uniformly. It’s a lot of hand work!

Aah cool mornings! Out in the vineyard by 6am, the crew beats the heat & takes advantage of the fog cover. They recently finished removing leaves from the “fruit zone” to help the grapes ripen uniformly. It’s a lot of hand work!

And that’s a wrap! Today we finished picking Cabernet which completes the 2015 Harvest. Quality is quite good, but the yields are low…a  reminder that we are at the will of Mother Nature.

And that’s a wrap! Today we finished picking Cabernet which completes the 2015 Harvest. Quality is quite good, but the yields are low…a reminder that we are at the will of Mother Nature.

Rise and shine! Budbreak at Hafner Vineyard in Alexander Valley. Spring is here. Warm weather means the vines are waking up and starting to grow.

Rise and shine! Budbreak at Hafner Vineyard in Alexander Valley. Spring is here. Warm weather means the vines are waking up and starting to grow.

Wine Country sunrise in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. Vines changing hues of colors. Fog laying low and the sun just rising up over the mountains.

Wine Country sunrise in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. Vines changing hues of colors. Fog laying low and the sun just rising up over the mountains.

We have leaf drop! That means the nightly temperatures have dropped well below 30° F for several days & the vines are now dormant. The vibrant colors that graced our vineyard have faded. The longest job of the vineyard – pruning each vine – has now begun and will continue until February.

We have leaf drop! That means the nightly temperatures have dropped well below 30° F for several days & the vines are now dormant. The vibrant colors that graced our vineyard have faded. The longest job of the vineyard – pruning each vine – has now begun and will continue until February.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Hafner Vineyard.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Hafner Vineyard.

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