Hammerling Wines was founded in 2018. The goal of the project is to explore cool-climate California vineyards along the coast through the lens of low-intervention sparkling wine.
Our winemaker and founder, Josh Hammerling, started working in cellars, vineyards and tasting rooms in Washington State in 2014. Many low-intervention experiments in friends’ garages led to a fascination with classic and experimental expressions of sparkling wine.
In 2017 he moved to Berkeley to work for Broc Cellars and Donkey and Goat while he got his project off the ground. He settled on Berkeley for his winery to take advantage of its proximity to the Central Coast to the south and Mendocino to the north. It’s the ideal location for sourcing fruit from distinctive, responsibly farmed vineyards.