Happy Birthday John!!!

12/19/2014- in Family

Happy birthday to our cherished family member and Winemaker John Hamel–it hardly seems like a day has passed since you used to steal our golden retriever’s dog food to eat it!

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HFW Badger Clan Wine Club Members

12/04/2014- in Wine Club Members

     Kim and Jeff B. (far right) never leave home without at least one bottle of our wine. The attached picture was taken after witnessing our beloved University of Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team win last week’s Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas. And they attended with their best friends (and also HFW Badger…

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Hamel Family Wines making a mark on Sonoma

11/19/2014- in Press

The new kid on the block, Hamel Family Wines, is the talk of Sonoma Valley. The Sonoma winery opened in June and continues to be a curiosity. The construction on Highway 12 near Madrone Road practically obscures the winery’s entrance, and it’s hard for people to find. The upside is that once Caltrans completes the…

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Hamel Family – The hottest new wine family since the Mondavi’s

11/14/2014- in Press

Have you ever tried to dress casual chic only to find that it’s a lot more difficult than putting on a formal suit or dress? It may be because it’s hard to find just the right balance between comfortable and elegant, chic and unpretentious. Hamel Family Wines has perfected this art like no other winery…

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A sneak preview of Sunday’s SF Gate Travel Section…….

10/24/2014- in Press

By Carey Sweet Published 5:32 pm, Thursday, October 23, 2014 A look at a new winery such as Hamel Family Wines, opened this June in Sonoma, might explain why. Modern wineries usually aren’t modest affairs, and something has got to help pay for the spectacular settings, where architects, interior designers and landscape artists enjoy nearly the…

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St. Regis Polo Cup Here We Come…

09/19/2014- in Wine Events

Hamel Family Wines’ jerseys have arrived, adding to the excitement for our team’s first ever polo match! Looking forward to seeing everyone rooting for HFW at the inaugural St. Regis Polo Cup in Sonoma Valley! Be on the lookout for game updates tomorrow…

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Hamel Family Wines’ 2014 Harvest

09/10/2014- in Sauvignon Blanc

Hamel Family Wines’ 2014 harvest officially began this past Monday, September 8th when we picked and pressed the first block of Sauvignon Blanc from our Tres Palmas Vineyard. Monday was filled with firsts, our first pick using forty pound picking bins, our first pick ever from Block One of Tres Palmas, and the very first…

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Hamel Family Wines Makes History at 2014 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction


 Sonoma Valley’s Newest Winery Shatters Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction Records By Raising $350,000 to Support the Community of Sonoma County SONOMA, Calif. (September 1, 2014) – Hamel Family Wines, a premium Sonoma Valley producer of limited-production wines from estate-grown, organically farmed vineyards, is pleased to announce its total contribution of $350,000 to the 2014 Sonoma…

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Examiner: Sonoma celebrates wine and food

08/28/2014- in Press

August 27, 2014 Long seen as Napa Valley’s redheaded stepsister, Sonoma County is taking the spotlight with its Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 3-day festival. During the Labor Day weekend, the locals will be celebrating the region’s grape growers, winemakers, and chefs. Events are held throughout Sonoma wine country and include a variety of activities such…

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Rolls On After Earthquake

08/27/2014- in Hamel Family Wines

  HAUTE LIVING by Kelly E. Carter| August 25, 2014 The early morning 6.1 earthquake that jolted the Bay Area yesterday won’t put a damper on Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2014, taking place Aug. 29-31. The annual Labor Day weekend event kicks off as planned on Friday with Sonoma Starlight, a haute evening full of…

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