Our logo represents an H for Halleck. More importantly, it expresses "one to one", depicted as Roman numerals. We intend to have a personal connection with everyone who enjoys our wine. Hence we invite people to our home, share meals, travel across the country and the world to meet them, and invite them on trips around the world.
Viewing the dot as a grape, it has served as a plant of power for 8,000 years. This is 1,000 years before Mesopotamia and the birth of civilization. It was most certainly in the realm of the spiritual practitioner, healer, or shaman. Wine is viewed as sacred in almost all the major religions. And for good reason. It has the unique ability to connect us, elevating a conversation and enhancing intimacy, building community.
The circle represents our community. Our mission is "Building Community Through Wine.”
95% of what is in the wine bottle comes from the vineyard; the vineyard is where winemaking really takes place. A winemaker can get in the way 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".
We use a variety of farming techniques in an attempt to accomplish this 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.