Full Hayes Valley Portfolio

Sauvignon Blanc

The 2022 Hayes Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a unique new world approach to a classic old-world style of white wine production. The wine is made of 81% Sauvignon Blanc and 19% Semillon grapes and is hand-picked, and hand sorted to maintain the highest quality product when it hits the crush pad. The wine is allowed minimal skin contact and is aged and fermented at extremely cold temperatures. This technique allows the wine to maintain its crisp natural acidity, as well as preserve the vibrant aromatic characteristics that would traditionally escape during a warm fermentation. The California spin of bright citrus and bold melon characteristics blend well with an old-world mix of fresh cut grass and subtle minerality.

Color: Light Straw
Aroma: Lime, Fresh Apple, Rose
Structure: Light Body, Medium Plus Acid, Medium Long Finish
Flavors: Fresh Cut Grass, Citrus, Wet Stone
Pairings: Goat Cheese, Figs, Crab

Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is a noble variety with origins in Alsace, France. As a deviation of Pinot Noir, the Pinot
Grigio grape has pinkish-grey skin and yields a clean, easy-drinking wine with aromas of citrus,
apple and ripe stone fruits. The Hayes Valley Pinot Grigio is modeled after a more traditional
California style with crisp acidity, a lower alcohol content and a soft and smooth mouth feel.

Color: Pale Rose Water
Aroma: Citrus, Lemon Zest, Grapefruit
Structure: Soft, Moderate Acidity, Thin Finish
Flavors: Crisp Gala Apples, Ripe Peach, Limeade
Pairings: Fish Tacos, Baked Brie with Peach Preserves, Vegetarian Risotto


The Hayes Valley Chardonnay was created to find a happy balance between what used to be known as “California Style” heavily oaked Chardonnay and what is currently the trend in California with unoaked Chardonnays. The Hayes Valley Chardonnay uses just 20% oak influence and hits the middle ground of the two leaving you with just a kiss of oak.

Color: Medium Straw, Golden
Aroma: Lemon, pineapple
Structure: Soft Tannins, Moderate Acidity, Long Finish
Flavors: Papaya, vanilla, caramel, light oak
Pairings: Lobster, pork chops, salad with sliced almonds


The Hayes Valley Merlot is an elegant approach to classic grape varietal. The wine is produced in a style that would suit the finest of wine lists but would fit in on the porch on a sunny day. The natural acidic structure from the California-grown grapes helps it stand up to a great meal, but the subtle tannic structure lets it stand alone as great sipping wine. The bright fruit notes classic to the Merlot varietal stand out and the undertones of vanilla and sweet oak help balance out the palate.

Color: Garnet
Aroma: Raspberry, oak, cinnamon
Structure: Full body, medium acid, medium tannins
Flavors: Dark plums, clove, graphite
Pairings: Roast duck, pizza with goat cheese, turkey chili


The Hayes Valley Meritage is a true homage to the traditional blends that are crafted in the Bordeaux region of France, well known for its cooler climate and often overcast and muggy summers. Areas throughout California, like the Central Coast, are known for their cooler climate and dreary foggy mornings. This gives the Bordeaux varietals a chance to develop more intense and complex flavors that you won’t find in a hotter climate style of blend. Flavors and aromas of mushroom and slate coupled with black fruits and a mild tannin structure, mimic the idealistic style that comes from one of the best wine grape growing regions in the world.

Color: Dark purple
Aroma: Sage, licorice, blackberry
Structure: Medium body
Flavors: Chocolate, currants, black olives
Pairings: Pot roast, French onion soup, Italian sausage pasta

Cabernet Sauvignon

The Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that embodies the history of what was once known as the Hayes Valley in California. The region was well known for its production of wine grapes for the missions that spread throughout California. The valley had rich fertile soil and produced great yields to accompany high quality grapes. This Cabernet Sauvignon is made in an old-world style, showcasing balance, elegance and a full-bodied style of wine with bright fruit characteristics.

Color: Dark currant
Aroma: Tobacco, star of anise, huckleberry jam
Structure: Full body, medium acid, high tannins
Flavors: Cedar, bay leaf, blackberry
Pairings: Braised Short Ribs, Gruyére cheese, vegetarian lasagna