Hoopes Family Winery and Vineyard- Female Operated Winery in the Heart of Napa Valley
Hoopes Family Winery and Vineyard is a family-owned and female operated winery in Napa Valley. Spencer Hoopes began winemaking with a passion for wines and farming, and soon turned his passion into something tangible. Spencer had planted ten acres of vineyards in the Oakville AVA of the Napa Valley and originally sold the fruit to other vinters in the area. After fifteen years, he decided to use their grapes to make wines under their own label.
Hoopes Family Winery and Vineyard shows the pure connection between the winemaker and the grapes.
Traditional winemaking methods are combined with advanced skills and techniques to produce unique wines with great balance and structure.
About the Winemaker
Anne Vawter, chief winemaker at Hoopes, has a deep love for wine and horses. She followed in the footsteps of her father, developing a passion for winemaking and agriculture and acquired a B.S. Degree in Enology and Viticulture from the University of Davis. Vawter then worked in many wineries in both Washington and California. She manages the Blossom Creek Farm, a horse farm in Calistoga, and was an assistant to Heidi Barrett for four years before joining the winery team.
Perfect Conditions for the Vineyards
The rainfall, climate, and soils make their vineyards perfect for the cultivation of vines in the center of Napa Valley. Hoopes Family Winery and Vineyard uses minimal intervention with the grapes and delicately transports fruit after harvesting so true flavor and aroma are left undisturbed. Year after year, the vineyards grow low yields of very high quality fruit. The winery produces several varieties of grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. The best grapes go into the production of their red, white, and rosé wines.