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HALLECK ESTATE VINEYARD

A family one acre site, Halleck Vineyard is perched above the Russian River watershed and flanked on the west by the slopes to the Pacific Ocean. It commands an expansive view of the rolling Sonoma County hills to the northeast. At 900 feet, it is one of the highest vineyards in Sonoma County. Planted to encircle the Burnside home, the vineyard faces the west and the north.

During the second half of the growing season, coastal fog invades the landscape every afternoon and on rare days, the sun only peeks through. This cool weather allows the fruit to mature slowly and the flavors to intensify. Our Indian summer heat in late September through October spikes the ripening and sugar levels at the last moment for perfect harvest conditions.

The primary intent for this vineyard was to serve as a college fund for our three boys, Connor, Adam, and Quinn. Of course, a passion for Pinot led the charge.

It remains our flagship, being selected by the Somm Journal in 2018 as one of the top 5 vineyards in Sonoma County.

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This is a family journey. We welcome you to join us.

We planted the Halleck Vineyard in 1993, the first in the hills of Sebastopol, in western Sonoma County. Intended as a college fund for our son, two more sons and six years later until our first harvest, this seemed a flight of fancy.

In 2002, we earned #1 Pinot in the United States for the first wine from our Estate.

A community assembled around our family of wines. We were inspired to contribute and participate. We collaborate with charities to support our world. It’s the most meaningful part of this work.

We invite you to join us in making the world a better place. We invite you into our community.

HALLECK HISTORY

1990

The Move

Ross and Jennifer move to Sebastopol and purchase Burnside House

1993

Estate Grown Vineyard is planted

2001

First Bottling

Tandem Winery bottles first Estate Grown Pinot Noir

2002

Halleck Vineyard bottles first wine

2003

First Award

2001 Estate Grown Pinot wins first place at the Pinot Noir Summit

2004

College Future

Three Sons Cuvee is boarn as a college fund for our three sons

2006-2015

More Awards

Scores of medals are earned for all our wines

2009

Perfect Score

Estate Grown Pinot Noir earns 100pts by Dan Berger

2016

New Wine

Josh Groban reaches out to Halleck Vineyard to make the "Find Your Light" Pinot Noir

2018

Vineyard Recogntiion

Halleck Vineyard selected as one of the top 5 vineyards in Sonoma County by Somm Journal

2019

More Awards

Wines judged Best In Class in SF Chronicle Wine Competition, Sunset Magazine, CA State Fair, Orange County Wine Society

2020

Double Gold

Halleck Vineyard earns Double Gold in SF Chronicle Wine Competition Launch Virtual Tasting Salons in response to COVID-19