The Hawkes Family has been growing grapes in Northern Sonoma County for over 3 decades and own 3 different properties. Their 120 acre Pyramid Vineyard is located on Chalk Hill Road. It is planted with 18 acres of prized Cabernet Sauvignon vines.
Their 65 acre Home Ranch Vineyard was purchased by Stephen and Paula Hawkes in 1971. It is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay. The Cab and Merlot is grown on thinner, hillside soil while the Chardonnay is planted in richer soil at a lower elevation.
The winery’s inaugural wine is the 2002 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a single vineyard wine made with grapes from a property on Red Winery Road. It was aged in 40% new American oak for 20 months.
The 2002 Alexander Valley Merlot is also a single vineyard wine from Red Winery Road. It was aged in 45% new French oak for 20 months. It is made in a restrained, Old World style.