Our Story


Hayfork's goal is to emphasize the importance of farming in winemaking.

We strongly believe that the hands of the farmer in the field lay the foundation necessary to produce a quality wine. And we are proud to be part of a family whose past is deeply rooted in the soils of our land and valley. 

Our farming heritage runs deep, as my great-great-great-grandfather, John Lewelling, a horticulturist by trade, settled the St. Helena family ranch in 1864. Whether growing walnuts, prunes, pears or grapes, we have been continuously farming our land for six generations.

Winemaker Haley Wight with the 7th generation.

Haley with father Doug Wight, who's company Wight Vineyard Management has been farming vineyards up and down the valley since 1983.


We take a long road. A road tied to an artisan wine with a strong connection to our land and the natural world.

We are blessed with a fine cabernet soil and microclimate, which produce a grape with great concentration and poise. It is our belief that less is more when it comes to winemaking, and we strive to allow our wines to evolve naturally, with the least amount of manipulation possible.

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Lewelling Ranch has turned out beautifully ...
— Antonio Galloni


We are proud to create a product that encourages folks to gather together.

There is something special about a table shared, and we would be honored to know Hayfork is on your table.