Thursday, February 19, 2015
RECORD-BEE (LAKE COUNTY) -- Before starting Hawk and Horse Vineyards, Tracey Hawkins worked in the wine industry for six years in sales and marketing. She holds a degree in Creative Writing, summa cum laude, from San Francisco State University. She has also studied wine making through the University of California, Davis and wine marketing at Sonoma State University. Hawk and Horse is a family-owned and family-operated vineyard and ranch. The winery farms 18 acres of cabernet sauvignon, petite sirah, cabernet franc and petite verdot. The vineyards straddle slopes from a 15-percent grade to 85 percent, at elevations up to 2,200 feet, situated in the Red Hills AVA of California.