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Hahn Vineyards (Smith & Hook) Video Tour

Hahn Vineyards (Smith & Hook)

37700 Foothill Road
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-2132

Tasting:   Open 11 to 4 pm weekdays, 11 to 5 pm weekends
Tasting is complimentary
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
  Great Deck overlooking vineyards
Price Range:   $12 to $38 per bottle
Established:   1980
Vineyards:   1300 acres
  150,000 cases

Hahn Vineyards (Smith & Hook) Description

After skirting around the base of the Santa Lucia Highlands on Foothill Road, you come to a big wine-barrel sign that is the entrance to the Hahn Winery. Drive up the road for 1½ miles, passing through open ranchland and the newly planted vineyards. Before the right turn to the tasting room is a long row of redwood trees that leads you up the hillside. You then arrive at a yellow house that sits perched over the hillside, looking east over the valley.

Adjacent to the tree-shaded parking lot is a small lawn and picnic tables. Head up the stairs and you will find a lovely deck with bistro tables and umbrellas for taking in the countryside and valley views. Once through the doorway, you enter a stylish well-appointed gift shop and tasting bar. The extensive gift shop has lots of gourmet food, glassware, picnic baskets, wine accessories, pottery, clothes, aprons and a unique display of handcrafted items from Kenya. (The winery’s owner has a 49,000-acre farm northwest of Nairobi, where he exports the items and works to improve the conditions of the local people through a school he supports.)

Hahn is German for rooster, and the image can be found on all their labels, as well as throughout their tasting room. The winery first started under the Smith & Hook label making rich Cabernet Sauvignon, which is now their ultra-premium wine offering. Under the Hahn name they produce estate Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Dry Rose, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, a Meritage blend, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and a Viognier from the Santa Maria Valley.

Hahn Vineyards (Smith & Hook) Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Food Available
Picnic Sites
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Little Yellow House
Holly, Pasadena
This was a simple and fun experience for me while visiting Monterey. I was unfamiliar to the area and did not know anyone, although this has never stopped me before. I found myself sipping on a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon enjoying the sunshine and the breeze. It was beautiful and quite pleasant. The staff was well informed and helped be in deciding which wines I would most enjoy with my previous tasting experience. It was a learning experiencing in a comfortable atmosphere.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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