Inaugural Olive Harvest


This week marked another exciting first at Hamel Family Wines – our first olive harvest, and subsequently, our first batch of organic estate-grown olive oil! Over the past two years we have planted more than 250 olive trees here on the Ranch, a mix of Tuscan varietals such as Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino and Coratina, to enhance…

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Holiday Lighting of the Vines

11/05/2015- in Events
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We invite you to join us at Hamel Family Wines in festive Sonoma Valley for our second annual Lighting of the Vines community holiday celebration.  We’ve got some fresh new surprises in store this year, on top of our usual favorites of snacks, crafts, desserts, and of course, wine.  The fun starts at HFW at…

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Badger Grab Fall Harvest Party

09/29/2015- in Hamel Family Wines
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Pam and George fell in love with Telluride, CO on a ski trip years ago, and then happened to discover the Telluride Film Festival (“TFF”)  –a feast for lovers of film and one of the oldest most prestigious in the world–and proceeded to make it an annual highlight of their travels together. We are pleased…

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Two National Treasures from Virgina Share the Love


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

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

Wishing Maria and John Hamel years upon years of happiness after their wedding this past weekend!

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06/16/2015- in Badger

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


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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