Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1994 by Don Hartford and Jenny Hartford and specializes in making small bottlings of single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Old Vine Zinfandel. The Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are made under the Hartford Court label and Zinfandels under its Hartford label. In recent years, Hartford Family Winery has produced over 25 single-vineyard wines from discrete vineyard blocks from extraordinary vineyard sites extending from Sta. Rita Hills north to Eola-Amity Hills in Oregon.
Without exception, Hartford Family Winery wines are intense, thought-provoking, and expressive of both variety and terroir. Director of Winemaking Jeff Stewart and Winemaker Tiaan Lordan form the winery’s dynamic winemaking team. The winery utilizes artisan techniques, such as open-top and small barrel fermentation vessels, indigenous yeast fermentations, cold soaks, 100% French oak, batonnage, and minimal-to-no filtration. Their approach ensures that each wine preserves the unique character of its vineyard site.