Hannah Nicole Vineyards & Winery is located at the foot of Mt. Diablo in Contra Costa County, California. As landmark winery in this part of the prosperous Bay Area we are keeping alive the century old heritage of winemaking in one of California’s most acknowledged farming communities. The warm summer days, cool nights and howling winds off the nearby Sacramento Delta over our clay-loam soil produce grapes of well balanced acidity and elegant freshness.
Our winemaking approach is geared towards capturing the essence of the fruit and the land it was grown on with all its beauties and difficulties. From the moment the fruit is harvested to moment we put the cork on a bottle we try to be hands off and let the wine have its way, only intervening if really necessary. We ferment our whites and reds mainly in Stainless Steel until dry and leave the red varietals on their skins for extended maceration until the right moment has come to bring them to 100% French oak barrels. Once in barrel the wine passes through Malolactic Fermentation at controlled temperature and is then transferred to the barrel room for aging between 12 and 24 months before bottling on site.