Welcome to Walter Hansel Winery & Vineyard
Walter Hansel Winery is located in Sonoma County at the southern tip of the Russian River Valley near the Sebastopol hills. It is bordered to the north by the Santa Rosa Creek and to the west by a tributary of the Russian River known as the Laguna de Santa Rosa. This location is ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as the nights and mornings are cooled by coastal fog yet the mid-days warm up to perfect grape ripening temperatures. Temperature swings of 40 degrees are very common.
Today, Hansel Family Vineyards farm 75+ acres consisting of 5 Chardonnay clones and 5 clones of Pinot Noir.
In addition, Walter Hansel Winery farms 4 acres of a neighbor's Sauvignon Blanc vineyard and produces about 1,500 cases annually from this vineyard.
Stephen Hansel enjoys talking with wine lovers and suggesting the best wines for their tastes. He encourages fine wine lovers to call and order Walter Hansel Wines or to find out what stores and restaurants carry Walter Hansel Wines.
Winery tours are available by appointment only. Stephen can be reached at 707-525-3614.