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Hahn Wines Pivots Toward Quality
 
10.30.2014
 
After selling two major national brands, company focuses on appellation and estate wines from Monterey
 
“santa
 
The Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is located above the fertile Salinas Valley in Monterey County on the California Central Coast.
Soledad, Calif.—Following up on the sale of its second nationally know brand, Hahn Family Wines is now focused on producing wines that highlight the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA.

Earlier this year, Hahn sold the sold Cycles Gladiator to the new operation Wine Hooligans. That sale followed Constellation Brands buying Rex Goliath in 2005.


 
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Short Season Expected to Yield Wine Records
 
10.29.2014
 
Grape growers in Northwest say warm, dry conditions created 'abundant' fruit
 
“northwest
 
Grape clusters are dumped into the crusher-destemmer at Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards in Dundee, Ore. Harvest at the estate vineyard ended Oct. 5, though it is ongoing in parts of Oregon and British Columbia.
Dundee, Ore.—Overlooking his family’s estate vineyard in early March, winemaker Jesse Lange was optimistic as he pointed to the new plantings that are allowing Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards to boost production for the family’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A warm start to spring had encouraged hopes for early bud break, backed by long-range forecasts that suggested the year could bring generally favorable growing conditions (see “Northwest Vineyards See Bud Break”). 
 
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