Explore the Estate
The 7,000-square-foot winery is home to a combination of stainless steel and concrete tanks with different capacities, used for red wine fermentation. The tanks allow for different sized vineyard blocks to be fermented separately. The green-growing “living” roof of the winery also expresses an emphasis on sustainability.
The 12,000-square-foot cave provides an ideal climate for elevage–the period in which wine ages in barrel. Barrel fermentations and fermentation in concrete “eggs” also happen in the cave. Additional features include the Reserve Room, a wine library, and three walls of exposed earth and rock, showcasing the subsurface terroir.
The Estate House hospitality center, consisting of two pavilions, sits on a stone plinth just west of the winery, and provides guests with dramatic views of gently-rolling vineyards and the beauty of Sonoma Valley. The Library, between the pavilions, provides a private oasis to support functions with seating for up to 12 guests.
Farm and Garden
With a goal of optimizing terroir expression and each property’s potential for agriculture self-sufficiency, Biodynamic® farming practices are utilized. This entails raising livestock, varying agriculture, natural biodiversity and compost production. All four HFW properties are certified Biodynamic and organic.
The former owners’ house, the three bedroom, three and one-half bath, open floorplan, country-inspired Ranch House has been renovated and is available as a perquisite for Badger Clan members. Idyllically set amidst oak meadows, chaparral, with ample outdoor space, it is located across Whitman Creek from the Estate House.