Producer Profile


Haarmeyer Wine Cellars, a family endeavor comprising Craig, Alex, Kelly, and Marian Haarmeyer, commenced its vinous journey in 2008 with fruit sourced from a vineyard near Galt, CA. Craig's fascination with Spanish and Portuguese grape varieties was fueled by the dry climate and proximity of this vineyard to his Sacramento-based home and winery. He sensed the potential of the sun-drenched, robust grapes thriving in this locale, prompting him to explore other sites and coin the term "Sacramento terroir" to encapsulate his initial endeavors. Central to their focus is Chenin Blanc, celebrated for its diverse expressions, terroir reflection, and natural resilience to oxidative aging, embodying refreshing acidity in youth and complexity with age.

Where The Wines Come From


In California, the natural wine movement is thriving, with a diverse array of producers championing organic and biodynamic farming practices and minimal intervention winemaking techniques. From the rolling hills of Sonoma and Napa to the rugged coastline of Mendocino and Santa Barbara, California's winemakers are forging a new path, prioritizing sustainability, terroir expression, and authenticity. These vintners eschew additives and rely on native yeasts for fermentation, resulting in wines that are vibrant, expressive, and true to their origins. With a focus on indigenous grape varieties and a deep respect for the land, California's natural winemakers are reshaping the state's wine industry, offering consumers a taste of the Golden State's diverse terroir and innovative spirit.