Hartford Family Winery is a family-owned artisan winery. It was founded in 1993 as a result of Don and Jennifer Hartford’s appreciation for the wines, the people and the unique vineyards near their Russian River Valley home. The winery is located in Green Valley in the town of Forestville, about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It specializes in small bottlings of high-personality, single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and old-vine Zinfandel.
The Hartford family makes wines under two marks: Hartford Court and Hartford. Hartford Court Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays express the distinctive qualities of each vineyard’s terroir—the interplay of soil, slope, exposure and climate. Hartford wines are Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, assembled by blending fruit from several prestigious vineyard sources. In addition, old-vine Russian River Valley Zinfandels are made from a few select vineyards.
The winery embraces minimum intervention, traditional winemaking techniques and farms vineyards on a block-by-block basis