In the heart of Saint Helena, our historic Hayne Vineyard is home to 112-year old heritage Zinfandel vines, and the source of some of the most highly rated Zinfandel in California. Like living works of art, each of these old vines is a unique spirit unto itself.
Our vines are dry farmed, head-trained, hand-tended and managed sustainably with lots of love and no chemical intervention — the same way our family has done it for five generations.
These old vines have incredible, almost mysterious qualities — like their ability to preserve beautiful, mouthwatering acidity even with extended hang times. We can achieve ripe, concentrated berries that produce powerful and complex wines without ever compromising balance, or that luminous purity of fruit. This is the Holy Grail in winemaking and just one of the secrets of our old vines. This effort has given our vines character — a palpable life force that you can taste and feel in every Hayne Vineyard wine.