Muir-Hanna Vineyard

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Appellation: Tuolumne County
Location: 36 S. Washington St.
Sonora, California 95370
Phone: (209)532-9463
Winemaker: Michael Hanna
Tasting Room: Medium
Days/Hours: Daily 11:00 to 5:00
Parking: Downtown Sonora Parking
Picnic Facilities: N/A
Red Wines: Pinot Noir, Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir Blush
White Wines: Chardonnay
Production: N/A


The Winery

The Muir-Hanna Vineyard and Winery is actually located in the Oak Knoll district of the Napa Valley with a tasting room operated in Sonora. Founder of the winery, John Muir Hanna, if the grandson of naturalist John Muir. He decided to locate his tasting room in Tuolumne County in order to celebrate the family history. The tasting room is littered with memorabilia and historical information about the area and the John Muir legacy. It makes for fun reading while tasting their great Napa style wines.

The Vineyards

The vineyards are located in the Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley. There are 40 acres of estate owned vines and 70 neighboring acres that are farmed by the Muir Hanna family. Management of the vineyards is done utilizing sustainable growing practices and no pesticides have been used on the grapes in 30 years. Varietals grown are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sémillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.

The Wines

The winery produces a big Napa Cab that has bold fruit with a great finish of leather and smoke. Their Pinot Noir is a little bit rustic and light in body with good strawberry and definite oak flavors.

The Winemaker

The winery is owned and operated by Bill and Claudia Muir Hanna. Their son Michael is the winemaker at the winery.  

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