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Muir-Hanna Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery in California’s famed Napa Valley. We are direct descendants of John Muir, one of America’s most famous naturalists and conservationists. John Muir’s in-laws, the Strentzels, began our family’s California grape growing legacy in 1853 in Martinez, where four generations farmed until the middle of the 1930’s. John Muir Hanna, one of John Muir’s grandsons, grew up helping to farm the Martinez ranch, and in 1950, moved to Napa Valley with his family. Today, John’s son Bill, Bill’s wife Claudia, and their children, Michael and Kristin, operate the family business. True to our legacy, we practice sustainable agriculture in every phase of our operation and celebrate with every vintage the respect and connection that John Muir had with the glories of nature. A glass of Muir-Hanna wine is a taste of six generations of commitment to the beauty of the world around us.

Our vineyards consist of 40 acres in the Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley and produce chardonnay, cabernet savignon, pinot noir, merlot, and a small amount of cabernet franc and petit verdot. We farm an additional 70 acres for neighbors and family, which adds semillon and sauvignon blanc. Our grapes have been prized components for such celebrated wineries as Beringer, Bernardus, Chateau Montelena, Darioush, Grgich Hills, Merryvale, Robert Mondavi, Opus One, and Silverado Vineyards. On the 150th anniversary of the planting of the Strenzel family’s first grapes, Muir-Hanna Vineyards offered its first release to the general public. Our grapes are grown with a minimum of chemical use, and our goal is harmonious co-existence with our ecosystem by enhancing our existing practices of sustainable agriculture and responsible conservation of resources.


John Muir Hanna, the patriarch of Muir-Hanna Vineyards passed away on the morning of Saturday, December 1. He lived a rich and full life, never losing his sense of humor or his graciousness. He left a legacy of agriculture and open space to his community, a strong grape growers organization to his fellow grape growers, a modernized fair grounds to the Napa community, and world wide recognition of the quality of Napa Valley wines. He instilled in his family a love for the outdoors and, like his grandfather and namesake- California’s most renowned naturalist and conservationist, John Muir- loved being in the Sierra. His stories were legend and gave insight into life in California during the early 20th century.

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