Since they founded their winery in 1994, Don Hartford and Jennifer Jackson Hartford (whose father was Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall Jackson) have personally grown their home’s old vine Zinfandel vineyard in Green Valley into a prestigious collection of some of the most acclaimed Pinot noirs, Chardonnays and Zinfandels in California – 35 single vineyard designates in all – 5 of which are old vine Zinfandels. Production of each is limited and sell out quickly! Their fruit-forward and expressive house style is designed to coax all the personality from what each small and low-yielding vineyard site has to offer.
Today, with Founders Don and Jennifer at the helm, Hartford Family’s daily operations are under the direction of Hartford’s daughter Hailey Hartford Murray and General Manager/Winemaker Jeff Stewart.
“Signature Exploration” tastings at the home estate winery are sit-down style by reservation, outdoors on the garden patio, and typically include five Hartford vineyards with at least one of their consistently great Zinfandels. For those wanting to stroll and taste in central Healdsburg, Hartford Family offers tastings at the winery’s tasting room in downtown Healdsburg on Healdsburg Avenue.