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Holiday Closure

12/23/2015- in Uncategorized
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Hamel Family Wines will be closed for visitors beginning at 1:00 p.m. on December 24th, and will remain closed through January 1, 2016.  We appreciate your support during 2015, and wish you a joyful holiday season, and healthy and prosperous New Year. For emergencies only please email Kirstie Dyer: kirstie@hamelfamilywines.com.  

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Lighting of the Vines Video

12/23/2015- in Uncategorized

Here at Hamel Family Wines, we were able to get into the holiday spirit early this season—on December 5th to be exact.  That was the day we hosted our second annual Lighting of the Vines community event here at HFW.  It was a fun time for all of us here at HFW, and those in…

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Lighting of the Vines

12/08/2015- in Uncategorized

For those who were here on Saturday night, here’s a quick reminder. Thanks so much for your support– Lighting of the Vines at Hamel Family Wines raised $16,600 for the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation. For those who couldn’t make it, here is a sneak peek at what was missed….For all, there is more extensive footage…

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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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Cider-Poached Salmon with Apples

Cider-Poached Salmon with Apples

Print Cider-Poached Salmon with Apples Author: Maine chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier Recipe type: Entree Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  30 mins Serves: 6   A delightful fall recipe that will pair beautifully with our elegant Rosé of Syrah and Grenache, from Maine chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier Ingredients • 1 gallon apple cider •…

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At Home with Jay Morton & Mike Phillips

01/09/2013- in News, Uncategorized
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There is a small group of people that the Hamels consider to be as close to family as one can get without actually being family.  Two of these gentlemen are Jay Morton and Mike Phillips.  Since the Hamels moved to San Francisco way back when, Jay and Mike have been permanent fixtures in their lives. …

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Busy, Like Our Bees!

Bee at Work

Here at Hamel Family Wines, last week, our week did not seem to end!  After a full week of spraying, fertilizing, weed abatement, irrigation and adding honey supers to our hives, we moved right into tastings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and then we were back at it on Monday, tying and training young vines,…

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Angels’ Share

07/20/2012- in Uncategorized
Angels' Share

Angels are theoretically benevolent spiritual beings. Anyone who has worked in a winery and is aware of the phrase “angels’ share” knows that angels are not as benevolent as they are chalked up to be. To speak bluntly, they are drunks and thieves. Every month or so, about a liter of wine per barrel mysteriously…

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Tejón featured on 30 Rock

10/25/2010- in Uncategorized

Those of you that watch the NBC comedy series 30 Rock may have noticed ‘Tejón’ get featured on the episode “Let’s Stay Together” a few weeks back. For those that missed the show, here’s a little bit of the episode’s back story: Liz Lemon’s co-workers have been repeatedly goading her by affixing signs with names…

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Badgers: man-eating, bear-like beasts

09/13/2010- in Uncategorized

Some may say that the choice to include a badger in our logo is controversial. After reading this SF Chronicle article, we hope you’ll get a better understanding of why we chose the animal as an emblem for our brand. These three quotes pretty much sum it up: “Joe Molinoli, who’s lived on the quiet street…

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