AH Wines (AHW) in a multi-faceted California wine company with operations that include: Vineyard operations, a Winery, a Négociant business, Wholesale Distribution (in California), an Import operation, and Direct to Consumer sales. Our wine production this year will exceed 1 million bottles, with distribution throughout the US, Europe, Canada, Asia, and Latin American. The company is based in Lodi, California – the heart of California’s most important wine production region. Although the company has a strong focus on wine production in the Lodi region, the expansion into the Coastal appellations (Paso Robles, Monterey, and Mendocino) and the Premium appellations of Napa and Sonoma have been growing rapidly.
AH Wines produces wines in many price and quality ranges, based on U.S. Retail Price Points, the Company’s wines are focused in the US$10, US$15, and US$20 retail price levels. A small production of Estate Grown wine is offered in the US$75/bottle range. AHW has been successful in producing private labels and control brands for some of the largest and most important retail groups in the U.S., such as HEB, A&P, Kroger and others. Other important clients include: Direct Wine (UK) and Lionstone (Wall Street Journal and Zagat wine clubs).
Our Founder, Jeff Hansen, a 5th generation Californian whose family has been an integral part of California’s rich agricultural history has dedicated more than 25 years to the national and international growth of California’s wine business. Hansen has developed distribution for California wines throughout the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide. He has been a pioneer in the development of California wines outside the U.S., and in his career has put over 10 million cases of wine into distribution. His family, now in its 6th generation, is continuing to grow and build and important position in the wine industry. It is the history of the Hansen family in California agriculture that connects AHW to similar families who have been growing wine grapes for many generations. AHW works closely with those growers who are equally dedicated to quality grapes and the growth of the industry.
AHW is specifically focused on building brands with key partners throughout the world either through control brands, private labels, or under the family brand: Hansen-Garbarino Vineyards. It is our understanding of the markets we target and the need for making wines of superior quality while achieving correct price points for our customers – we delivery exactly what the buyers wants!
Our company motto – “Quality – Heritage – Value” are the words that we live by. We will give our customer the best Quality wine possible. It is Heritage that maintains our commitment to California and our reputation in the wine business. And it is our belief that Value is one of the most important attributes we maintain because Value can be delivered at every price level. The ultimate – long term – commitment is to ensure quality and profitability to all our partners.