Haarmeyer Wine Cellars is a family team – Craig, Alex, Kelly, and Marian Haarmeyer. Started in 2008 with fruit from a vineyard near the town of Galt, CA, Craig was interested primarily in making wines using Spanish and Portuguese varieties, mainly because of the dry climate and the proximity of this vineyard to his home and winery in Sacramento, CA. He felt the place seemed right for the numerous varieties of sun loving, hardy grapes planted there. This led him to consider other sites and he noticed how the wines could define and express the terroir of the region. Soon he began using the phrase “Sacramento terroir” to describe his early efforts.
Craig is a patient man, committed to his craft of making world class Chenin Blanc that is distinctly Clarksburg Chenin. His Zinfandel and Nebbiolo are beguiling expressions of a soft touch in the winemaking process.
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