Viticulture Winemaking Blending

BLENDING: To Produce a Harmonious Effect

Harvesting and fermenting the individual blocks from our Estate Vineyards every season results in the production of many varied and unique wines.  Our philosophy dictates that even though these individual wines are excellent in their own right, a perfect blend of these components will in fact produce a greater and more harmonious wine.  In other words, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts…

Our blending philosophy is not only restricted to various lots and blocks within our Estate vineyards but also includes the four main Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.  Utilizing all of these various wines allows us to achieve not only a greater complexity for the finished wine but ensures that the Hartwell Estate Vineyards style will soundly resonate through each and every vintage no matter how the season unfolds.

Our Estate bottled wines are the result of an intricate blend of site specific varietal planting, old-world wine-making traditions coupled with modern technology and lastly but most importantly, the “art of the blend.”