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  Hahn Estates / Smith & Hook Winery
37700 Foothill Road
Soledad, CA 93960
Phone 831.678.2132
Fax 831.678.2005 fax
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Hours: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: yes - 8 or more people
Cost: by appointment only

The Blue House Room
At Smith & Hook / Hahn Estates, we can accommodate weddings in an outdoor setting, small receptions, private, intimate dinners and conferences in our Blue House Room Facility. Visit our website for more information!


Hahn Estates represents a continuation of the Smith & Hook tradition of excellence in winemaking. The Hahns own over 1,400 acres of vineyards in Monterey County. Grapes from the different vineyards vary in character and style. With such versatility, we can create supple, accessible wines.

For some time, Nicky dreamed of the day when he and his family could produce such wines bearing his name on the label. That time arrived in 1991, with the introduction of Hahn Estates. The Hahn Estates Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were well received, with their attractive prices and eye-catching labels. In German, "Hahn" means "rooster," and for this reason, a rooster embelishes the Hahn Estates label. We introduced the Hahn Estates Merlot soon after, and it quickly became our best-selling varietal. In 1993 we added an interesting wine to the line-up, Cabernet Franc. It's a lesser-known red wine, but it is extremely easy to enjoy. In 1998, Hahn Meritage was introduced and was an immediate success story!

The Smith Ranch was a horse ranch for generations, while to the south, the Hooks raised cattle. We discovered these ranches in a search for the ideal place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon. The climate along the western slopes of the Santa Lucias was perfect, and the ranch had a beautiful view of the Salinas Valley. So in 1974, we purchased the two ranches and established the Smith & Hook Winery on the old Smith Ranch.

We made our first Cabernet Sauvignon in 1979 and quickly developed a reputation for excellence. Smith & Hook Cabernet has won gold medals at all the prestigious judgings, including the California State Fair, the Orange County Fair, the Los Angeles County Fair, the San Francisco Fair, and the West Coast Wine Competition. 1986 marked the first vintage of Smith & Hook Merlot. It was an overnight hit, and the winery produces more each year to meet the growing demand. The Masterpiece Edition of Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon began in 1992. Special lots of wine were selected and bottled separately in an innovative, silk screened bottle. In 1996, we expanded the Masterpiece program to include a limited release of Smith & Hook Chardonnay. Nicky Hahn was intrigued by an unusual white wine called Viognier (ve-oh-nay), and we decided to graft some vines over to this varietal in the early 1990's. The winery made its first Smith & Hook Viognier in 1995, and it has since become a very trendy wine.

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The Hahn Family

If you enjoy good wine join the Hahn Family Wine Club. An appreciated gift for both your wine loving friends or for yourself.


• Free membership
• 20% discount on all purchases of wine and gift items, via phone, fax, on-line or in person
• Invitations to special events with no fee
• Gift with welcome letter
• Sign up a friend and receive a complimentary bottle of Hahn Estates wine



At Smith & Hook / Hahn Estates, we can accommodate weddings in an outdoor setting, small receptions, private, intimate dinners and conferences.

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