The Honig Vineyard and Winery is located in Rutherford, California, right in the heart of the Napa Valley. The 68-acre estate was originally purchased by Louis Honig in 1964, who planted Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes which he sold to wineries in the area. Michael Honig (Louis' grandson) took over the estate in 1984, after his grandfather's passing, and in 1989 began to produce the first Cabernet Sauvignon. From humble beginnings growing and selling grapes, this family-owned winery has gone on to produce award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons. Starting with producing small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon in the beginning, the winery has gradually grown its production. At present, they produce six different wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vineyard Cabernet, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon Pink. In addition to producing award-winning wines, Honig Vineyard and Winery is also a leader in socially responsible business at the forefront of sustainable farming and business practices.
850 Rutherford Road
94573, United States
To state that Honig Vineyard and Winery is committed to sustainability is an understatement. In fact, Michael Honig helped write the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices for the Wine Institute. In addition to solar energy, Honig winery also utilizes sniffer dogs (to help detect female mealybug pheromone and reduce pesticide use as a result), bats and birds (to eat bugs), and bees (to help the overall ecosystem), Honig winery's sustainable practices also include the Fish Friendly Farming (FFF) certification, a program that certifies those who manage their agricultural properties in a manner that promotes and support the restoration of wildlife and fish, such as, improving the quality of their water supply. This dedication to sustainable farming practices is a passion for this family's winery and impacts the quality of the product as well as the surrounding area, employees and the business in general.