Our symbol represents an H for Halleck. More importantly, the Halleck logo expresses "one to one", depicted as Roman numerals. We intend to have personal contact with everyone who enjoys our wine. Hence we invite people to our home to taste, take people to the winery to sample barrels, travel across the country to meet people, and invite people to join us on trips around the world.
Viewing the dot as a grape, it has served as a plant of power for 8,000 years, 1,000 years before Mesopotamia and the birth of civilization. Wine connects us. It has the unique ability to elevate a conversation and enhance intimacy, building community. The circle represents our community.
95% of what is in the wine bottle comes from the vineyard; the vineyard is where winemaking really takes place. A winemaker can screw things up or elicit nuance, but they cannot make a great wine from poor fruit. As our winemaker, Greg Lafollette, expressed years ago in our Estate vineyard, "This wine starts with great bones on which a I can hang things".
We use a variety of farming techniques to accomplish that across all our vineyards. We choose specific clones, site location and flavor profiles. We consistently walk the rows, paying attention to the subtleties of the vines, the architecture of the clusters, the diurnal fluctuation of the leaves, the texture and flavor development of the seeds.
Farming grapes is both science and art. Our role is to shepherd the fruit to its greatest expression using guidance and inspiration of both.