Experience


Enjoy a distinctive wine experience hosted by an Estate Ambassador, available by appointment only. Visits to Hamel can feature a tour of our winery and cave followed by seated tastings of both current and library releases.


wide landscape view of the front of Hamel  Tasting Room and winery premises

profile photo of man enjoying a tasting dish with four glasses of red wine on the table in front of him

Chef’s Table

Our signature wine and food experience

  • 2 hours
  • Maximum 6 guests per party
  • $200 per guest

Our most immersive wine and food experience begins with a tour of the winery and adjacent cave followed by a seated tasting in a communal setting. The experience includes a selection of library and current release wines alongside pairings of small gourmet courses prepared by Chef Thomas Mendel.

photo of private tasting room taken from behind two barrels in the winery

Collectors’ Experience

An exploration of our limited-production wines

  • 1½ to 2 hours
  • Maximum 6 guests per party
  • $125 per guest

A seated tasting in our Estate House that includes a single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, two current releases of single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and both a current release and library selection of our premier Cabernet Sauvignon, Pamelita. All are served alongside a gourmet snack.

photo of the Hamel private tasting room overlooking the vineyards

Vertical Experience

A showcase of our wines’ evolution

  • 1½ to 2 hours
  • Maximum 6 guests per party
  • $125 per guest

A seated tasting in our Estate House that includes three vintages of Isthmus, our estate-level Cabernet Sauvignon blend, and two vintages of our Nuns Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Photo of the Hamel fermenters deep in the wine cave.

Estate Experience

An introduction to Hamel and our Estate Series wines

  • 1½ to 2 hours
  • Maximum 6 guests per party
  • $95 per guest

A guided tour of our winery and adjacent cave followed by a seated tasting that includes a single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, two estate red wines, and a library Cabernet Sauvignon all alongside a seasonal snack.

Collectors’ Dinner

An exclusive Thursday evening supper club

  • 5:30 PM -8:30 PM 
  • $300-$400 Member pricing
  • $450 non-member

A gastronomic journey awaits with Executive Winery Chef Thomas Mendel. Enjoy a tour of our cave followed by a seasonal five-course wine dinner in our library, sampling past vintages and our newest releases.

July 18 | August 29
Access is limited to twelve guests per evening.

September 19 | Chef Joe Papach
Harvey House Guest Chef Pop-up

Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Join us to commemorate the past decade on Sunday, July 14

  • 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Complimentary for members
  • $55 per non-member

Join us to commemorate the past decade with our latest releases, library vintages, food pairings, and live music. Wines selected by our Director of Winegrowing John Hamel to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our Estate House and winemaking facility.

Reserve Your Ticket

10am, 1pm, 3:30pm daily (by appointment)
1½ to 2 hours
48-hour cancellation policy

Member Reservations

Hamel members, please reach out directly to us at 707.996.5800 or [email protected] to reserve your experiences.

Private Events and Tours

If you are interested in learning more about our private offerings, such as special events or tours, please reach out directly to us at 707.996.5800 or [email protected] to discuss details.

Hospitality

Smiling photo of Petra serving guests

Petra Polakovicova

Director of Hospitality

Petra curates and manages Hamel’s hospitality program offering guests a differentiated and elevated experience that mirrors the same level of attention and detail in the winegrowing at Hamel. Prior to joining Hamel, Petra helped open the luxury Montage Healdsburg, as its head sommelier and beverage manager. Previously, she spent a decade leading the beverage program at EPIC Steak in San Francisco. She has more than 25 years’ experience in top hotel restaurants in California, including the Palace Hotel and the W Hotel in San Francisco, and the Ritz-Carlton properties in San Francisco and Half Moon Bay earning a well-deserved reputation as an accomplished sommelier and beverage director. A graduate of the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Exam, Petra holds her Level 3 Certification from WSET.

Photo of Executive Chef Thomas preparing gougeres

Thomas Mendel

Executive Chef

Chef Thomas works closely with his Hamel colleagues to craft distinctive original culinary offerings that pair with and enhance the experience of Hamel wines. Prior to joining Hamel, Thomas helped open Hazell Hill, the signature restaurant at the Montage Healdsburg, serving as Sous Chef during his three-year tenure. Prior to joining the Montage, he spent  three years at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe restaurant.  Thomas discovered cooking at a young age spending time in the kitchen with his Italian American grandmother. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York, where he developed and refined his culinary craft before embarking on CIA’s wine program in St. Helena, CA.  

Reservations are currently available 7 days a week at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:30 PM daily. Guests may reserve online, call 707.996.5800, or email [email protected] to make a reservation.