Winemaking

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Doug Hackett

Winemaker

Meet Doug Hackett, the man behind our signature collection. Doug’s passion for wine and life is infectious to all who cross his path and taste his wines.

Doug is fueled with an endless supply of creative energy flowing from within and centered by his harmonious balance in everything that he undertakes. For Doug, winemaking is as much an art as it is a lifestyle.

Born in Montreal, Canada and raised by his grandmother in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Doug ventured west at 18 for college. His journey took him from New Mexico to Montana and eventually to California where he pursued his talent for winemaking.

Doug founded and was the winemaker for Dogwood Cellars for twelve years before joining the Spicy Vines team. Doug is known for sourcing the greatest grapes from notable regions. His focus has always been on producing small lot artisan wines. He prides himself on shepherding the wines though the winemaking process, never controlling them, but always allowing them to develop into the best that they can be.





Crystalyn Hoffman

Mistress of Spice

Whether she’s experimenting with a palette of spices or concocting a new recipe, Crystalyn enjoys furthering the traditions that Spicy Vines was founded on, traditions that inspire one to push beyond what is standard in order to create something extraordinarily different.