Hagafen Cellars Farms
This 12-acre site surrounds the winery and is managed to reduce runoff and use very low chemical inputs.
Ernie Weirs daily involvement in the two sides of wine production, grape growing and winemaking, ensures the superb quality of our releases. Fine wine starts in the vineyard with careful management, says Weir. I strive to take maximum advantage of Napa Valley's geology and climate to produce the best wine varietals. I interfere as little as possible with the soil, creating a balance that minimizes the chemical and erosion impact via the use of modern farming techniques while maintaining the age-old wisdom of balance and the traditional values of conservation and land stewardship. Once harvest is completed, I undertake the second part of my job, winemaking. This presents an interesting challenge every time since each year the growing season and harvest are unique and different. I never seek to change what Nature has provided. My goal is always to showcase the best that our land has produced.