In May 2008, a hawk was killed when it perched on a power line and was electrocuted. Each year tens of thousands of hawks, eagles, and owls die when their large wingspans create a circuit. Many of these deaths go unnoticed but one such incident sparked the beginning of a new movement.
On that fateful day on May 29, 2008 the Press Democrat newspaper published Burning Hawk Starts Vineyard Fire. The story recalled how an unknown species of hawk caught fire after being electrocuted and started a fire in a vineyard in Windsor, California. What happened next was even more astounding.
Windsor Vineyards created two exceptional wines: 2006 Burning Hawk Napa Valley Red and 2006 Burning Hawk Chardonnay, Alexander Valley. We tasted both of them.
While we aren’t wine experts, over the holidays we like to have friends and family over for parties which involves wine (and other drinks). Both of these wines taste excellent and have rich aromas. They went down smoothly without too much of an aftertaste, something we like.
The concept behind the wine provides a great “bird-of-mouth” moment when you share with friends, co-workers, etc.
10% of sales from Burning Hawk wines go to bird conservation