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 Sonoma County town of Forestville, about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean.Hartford Family Winery specializes in small bottlings of high-personality, single vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and old vine Zinfandel and makes wines under two marks: Hartford and Hartford Court. Hartford Court bottlings are small lots of high-personality single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that 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 to accentuate each sites individual characteristics.Hartford Family Winery Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel have all been served at the White House and the Winery was recently named as an "Artisan Winery of the Year" by Wines and Spirits Magazine.