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Two National Treasures from Virgina Share the Love

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LOT NUMBER 11 BRUCE HORNSBY and PATRICK O’CONNELL: Two National Treasures from Virginia Share the Love at HAMEL FAMILY WINES “Virginia is for Lovers” is the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2012, Advertising Age called “Virginia is for Lovers” one of the most iconic ad campaigns of the past 50…

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Outstanding In The Field- Stoughton, WI

08/10/2015- in Uncategorized
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Yesterday, GIII traveled to Blue Moon Community Farm in Stoughton, WI (immediately outside Madison) to pour wines next to one of our favorite chefs, Dan Fox of Heritage Tavern in Madison for an Outstanding In The Field dinner. It was amazing afternoon filled with a walking tour of the farm and amazing cuisine prepared by…

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Maria and John Hamel!

07/20/2015- in Family
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Wishing Maria and John Hamel years upon years of happiness after their wedding this past weekend!

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SAVE FERRIS…..THE BADGER???

06/16/2015- in Badger
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The film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is an HFW favorite. As those of you who have seen it will remember, a couple of kids at Ferris’ high school (and, much to her chagrin, Ferris’ younger sister’s school as well) start a campaign to “Save Ferris”. The photos below may help jog your collective memories….  …

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“All I Have to do Is Dream. Dream. Dream. Dream”

05/12/2015- in Food & Wine, Winery
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Was it all just a wonderful Hamel Family Wines dream that took place on the last Saturday night in April at HFW? No, in fact it was actually a food lovers’ Dream Team creating one dreamy meal! Never before assembled in one kitchen on the same night, six James Beard Award winning chefs generously donated…

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“It’s Friday Night and I Ain’t Got Nobody…”

05/01/2015- in Badger
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With apologies to singer Cat Stevens, if you’re looking to find something inspiring to do tonight—Friday Night–boy do we have the event for you! Thanks to our good friend Virginie Boone, we’ve been turned on to what we believe to be the educational experience of the year on a topic that is near and dear…

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The Curated Wine-Tasting Experience by Inside Out

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In February, a group of 35 top Coldwell Banker Previews International® Property Specialists—who represent over $3 billion in luxury home sales—attended a VIP dinner in the private wine caves of Hamel Family Wines in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The special event was curated by the Hamel family and team—twenty-somethings George F. Hamel III (also known…

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“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.”

04/22/2015- in Badger
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Or so writes the famous playwright, Euripides. After receiving the handmade card below from his talented daughter Lillian on his April 8th birthday, Badger Clan Founding Wine Club member, Mike “large format” Knetter certainly agrees with the ancient Greek, at least when it comes to his daughters. Effectively using the two dimensional equivalent of origami,…

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We’re Talking Proud….HFW Badger Proud!

04/21/2015- in Badger
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Martha McClellan, Hamel Family Wines’ Director of Winemaking, is an extraordinary woman. Still the only American woman to graduate from Geisenheim University in Germany with a degree in Oenology and Viticulture, Martha is one of the most talented and respected winemakers working today. For some of us regular folk, it might be enough to be…

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“He Who Hesitates is Lost”

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For all of you bachelors hoping otherwise, you’re too late. Effective tomorrow (Saturday) at this time, HFW Wine Ambassador-extraordinaire Leslie Macias will officially be off “the market”. Leslie is marrying Jesse Garcia (himself an HFW 2014 harvest Intern), aka the luckiest man in Napa. As a wedding “bonus” the benevolent management at HFW has given…

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