Walter Hansel was a lifelong wine enthusiast who had the vision to plant 250 vines in 1978. Stephen Hansel, Walter’s son, planted additional acres in the late 1980′s and began marketing wine in 1998. New vineyards and a new wine making facility were added at the family’s estate in 1999. In their first commercial vintage, 1996, Hansel produced 70 cases of Pinot Noir and 350 cases of Chardonnay which they released to the public in 1998.
Today, Walter Hansel Winery farms 80 acres of grapes and produces roughly 5,000 cases of Pinot Noir; 5,500 cases of Chardonnay; and 1,500 cases of Sauvignon Blanc.
Join us on Saturday March 30 between 2 and 5 for a free taste of this renowned Russian River producer. Receive a 10% discount on any purchase of Walter Hansel Wines.
Walter Hansel Estate Chardonnay 2010: A blend of all five estate Chardonnay clones with an emphasis on Hansel’s original vines, which range in age from 15 to 28 years old. Aromas of tropical fruit and honey, with mineral overtones. Full bodied offering full flavored ripe peach and apple notes. The finish is tight and crisp closing with hints of minerality. Terrific food wine, especially for Easter celebrations. $42.99
Hansel South Slope Pinot Noir 2010: The 2010 Pinot Noir South Slope is considerably firmer than the 2009. Firm, yet well-balanced tannins support
Excellent choices for Easter Celebrations!Â cinnamon, cloves, dark cherries and licorice. The 2010 shows excellent energy and verve. 91/100 Robert Parker $49.99