Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1994 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 the Russian River Valley, Sonoma, just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It is owned by Jenny, Jess Jackson’s daughter, and Don Hartford.
The couple farm some of the most marginal vineyards in Russian River Valley, producing an exceptional series of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs under the Hartford Court label. The estate’s vines have an average age of 80–100 years. It is the fruit from these ancient vines that enable the couple to craft an exceptional range of wines which are akin in quality to Premier and Grand Cru Burgundy. Under a separate Hartford label, they also offer a range of high-quality Zinfandels which they refer to as ‘Zinot Noirs’.