Winemaker Tiffany Farrell Joins the Haak Winery Team, Plus Double Gold & Best In Class at San Francisco International Competition

By on March 10, 2017 Texas Wine News


Inspired by passion, Tiffany has mastered many aspects of winemaking. She has acquired over 8 years of well-rounded production experience working in AVA’s of California including the Russian River Valley and Mendocino as well as the Snake River Valley in Idaho. “I’ve been on the open range and I am thrilled to bring this knowledge and experience back to my roots. It’s an honor to join the winemaking team at Haak Vineyards & Winery as winemaker and I look forward to working with our team to produce exceptional Texas wine in Galveston County.”

Tiffany earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where her interest in fermentation science was ignited. “I was so intrigued by the microbial creatures that, by merely having innate intention for survival, could provide so many benefits to the natural environment and to the health and happiness of humans” said Tiffany. As a burgeoning winemaker, Tiffany was motivated to further develop sustainable industry standards. She obtained a Master of Science in Hydrologic Sciences at Boise State University and is now primed with the analytical skills needed to face future challenges of the industry.

“I am so happy to be back in Texas, to be home! I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the team that makes up this family owned and operated winery,” said Tiffany. “For over 15 years, the Haaks have been fueled by innovation and strive to create wines of distinction. Their passion is an inspiration and together we will continue that legacy to produce outstanding Texas wines!”

Haak Announces Wine Awards from 2017 San Franciso Chronicle Wine Competition

Haak Winery is pleased to announce recent recognition by the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition earning awards for 10 wines entered into the competition. Among the 10 awards, includes a Best of Class/Double Gold honor for their 2015 Tempranillo, making it the top Tempranillo in the competition. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world. This year the competition received 7,000 entries from 28 states across the country and sixty experts from the media, education, trade, and hospitality industries came together to judge the best wine this country has to offer.

Note: In order to be awarded a double gold medal, all of the tasting judges tasting a particular wine are required to unanimously award it a gold medal.  To be selected as the “Best in Class”, all judges must vote for our 2015 Tempranillo as the best of all Tempranillo wines tasted out of all wines entered in the competition.

Other Haak Award winners include:

2014 Amnesia, Gold Medal

2016 Haak Dry Blanc du Bois, Gold Medal

2016 Haak Semi-Dry Blanc du Bois, Silver Medal

2016 Haak Sweet Blanc du Bois, Silver Medal

2012 Haak Madeira Jacquez, Silver Medal

2015 Haak Merlot, Silver Medal

2015 Haak Malbec, Bronze Medal

2016 Haak Rose’, Bronze Medal

NV Haak Reserve Tawny, Bronze Medal

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