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Recently, I was invited to experience an ATV adventure at Hahn Estates in the Santa Lucia Highlands, overlooking the breathtaking Salinas Valley. I consider myself an adventurous person; consequently I jumped at the opportunity.
In German, “Hahn” means rooster and for this reason a rooster adorns each bottle of Hahn Wines, honoring the Hahn family's European heritage. Grown on over 1000 acres in Monterey County, the diverse vineyards of Hahn Estate make up some of the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah plantings in the region. The distinctive qualities of the vineyards coupled with the sunny days and foggy nights helps to create wines of depth and complexity.
The safari began on the ATV, we sped through the vineyards to our first stop- a behind the scenes tour of the barrel room and cellar operations. We sampled newly harvested grape juice straight from the barrels and learned about the fermentation process. We continued up the mountain where we were met with vineyards as far as the eyes can see. The estate educator revealed in great detail the entire wine making process as we picked grapes directly from the vines and sampled each grape variety.
We returned to their stylish tasting room, and received a private tasting in their VIP room. As we sipped on the Hahn’s delectable wine selection we reflected on the day’s activities. For a thrilling and unforgettable wine tour experience, look no further than the Estate ATV Adventure at Hahn Estate in the Santa Lucia Highlands.