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John and Louie’s eldest daughter Wanda married Tom Hanna, and their son John is the father of Muir-Hanna owner Bill Hanna and the grandfather of winemaker Michael Hanna.

John Muir was born in Scotland in 1838, where he first experienced the beauty of nature on walks with his grandfather. At the age of 11 he emigrated with his family to Wisconsin, where he and his younger brother grew up in the fields and woods of the rich farming state.

At thirty he landed in San Francisco, beginning the love affair with California and her natural treasures that would anchor him throughout a lifetime of travel. In 1880 he married Louie Strenzel. His new father-in-law had planted vineyards near San Francisco Bay in 1853 and was already renowned as a winemaker, taking three first prizes with his wines at Sacramento’s Agricultural Exposition. John and Louie settled in Martinez and John helped the family ranch succeed before continuing the travel, writing, and conservation advocacy that resulted in the establishment of our magnificent National Park system and the founding of the Sierra Club.

John and Louie’s eldest daughter Wanda married Tom Hanna, and their son John is the father of Muir-Hanna owner Bill Hanna and the grandfather of winemaker Michael Hanna, sustaining a joint legacy of viticulture and environmentalism that we are proud to share with you.

In 2005, the state of California honored Muir’s life work by placing his image on the reverse of the state quarter, depicting him with Yosemite’s Half Dome and a soaring California condor.The major bulk of Muir's archival materials are preserved at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. The John Muir House was declared a National Historic Site, 1964. His 150th Birthday Year Celebration took place in 1988, and April 21 was proclaimed annual John Muir Day in California in 1989.

Be sure to visit the Hanna's Heritage Photo Gallery.

Break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. Quote by John Muir.

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