Walter Hansel Winery

(707) 525-3614 5465 Hall Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Walter Hansel Winery is located in Sonoma County at the southern tip of the Russian River Valley near the Sebastopol hills. It is bordered to the north by the Santa Rosa Creek and to the west by a tributary of the Russian River known as the Laguna de Santa Rosa. This location is ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as the nights and mornings are cooled by coastal fog yet the mid-days warm up to perfect grape ripening temperatures. Temperature swings of 40 degrees are very common. – Description from JelaDragoljevic

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Müller-Thurgau

    This variety was developed by Dr. Hermann Muller in 1882. When naming the new grape, he added the name of the Swiss c...

  • Diamond

    History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moor...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Liking that Liquid Farm Roger. I picked up a Golden Slope at Bottle Barn a ... ... That was a first for me.2013 Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay The North Slope Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (8/6/2017)On the big, buttery and rich end of the spectrum. Lots of wood on this, detracted from the rest of the bottle.2... Read More

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  • Just when we thought this much fun couldn’t possibly continue we had day three.Started off with another fine breakfast at our B&B to lay in a good base and then off to our first appointment at Emeritus. Our enthusiastic host Laurel started us off with a taste of their Hallberg Ranch pinot and a tour of the vineyard and winery. This was followed ... Read More

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  • We're doing a long weekend in Russian River and Napa this weekend. Flew into San Francisco yesterday with no problems. Friend picked us up at the airport, definitely beats the heck out of fighting the huge crowd at the rental car counters. Why don't they have a contiguous highway from the airport to hwy 101.So what's the first thing to do in win... Read More

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  • Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley the North Slope Vineyard 2010


    Big and lovely Russian River Pinot. Layers of dark fruit, allspice, stewed prunes, lively mouth watering acidity, a touch of smoke on the nose, chewy fine grained tannins and a fairly long finish. Read More

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  • Most of us reserve the better wines for the weekend.  Show us what you served this past weekend and include photos of the food pairings too.    Read More

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  • OK, just had to spew my cajun dirty rice with Rosso di Montepulciano out my ... my ... WA$260 / magnum2011 Walter Hansel Winery Chardonnay, Cuvée Alyce93+ WA$42 / bottle&nbs Read More

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  • Walter Hansel South Slope 2009


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    Wine review by swood7

  • I have a question. Why is it that with the holidays, people start stocking up on Pinot Noirs? Was there someone who said that one has to pair holiday food (turkey, stuffings, ham etc) with Pinot Noir? I ask because local wine stores have been big on promoting Pinot Noirs! and I keep hearing about it.. I havent noticed it in the past years since ... Read More

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  •  Dmcker asked for a guided tour of the "True" Sonoma Coast wineries. That can be a handful since many wineries source fruit from the "True" but don't necessarily make their homes there. The tour could start in Freestone or Cazadero and end up on Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley. With that in mind I'll try to break the tour up into parts that c... Read More

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  • Walter Hansel Winery Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2007


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    Wine review by Susan Fields

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