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Submitted By: Lewis Perdue, March 30, 2012
International Wines & Spirits will represent biodynamic winery

Lower Lake, CA and New York NY, March 2012----Hawk and Horse Vineyards, a biodynamic vineyard-winery in Lake County, California, has appointed International Wines & Spirits as its New York distributor.

“We are delighted to add Hawk and Horse Vineyards’ wines to our portfolio,” said Glenn Albright, founder, International Spirits & Wines, in making the announcement. “With the enormous interest in biodynamics, we are honored to represent one of its most distinguished practitioners,” he added.

“We’re thrilled to have our wines become part of International Spirits & Wines’ book,” said Mitch and Tracey Hawkins, partners/proprietors, Hawk and Horse Vineyards.

Current releases are the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2006 Latigo, a port-style Cabernet-based dessert wine. Both wines were produced in very small quantities.

Hawk and Horse Vineyards was founded In 1999 by Mitch Hawkins, Tracey Hawkins and David Boies. The winery’s first release was 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon. Hawk and Horse is a family-owned and family-operated vineyard and ranch practicing biodynamic viticulture on a historic property in the Red Hills AVA of Lake County.

Hawk and Horse Vineyards is one of the North Coast’s most visible practitioners of biodynamic viticulture, having been Demeter-certified since 2008 and California Certified Organic (CCOF) since 2004.

Currently planted are 18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The soils are rocky, red and volcanic, consisting of Aiken, Collayomi, and Whispering loam. Lake County ‘diamonds,’ a soft form of quartz, which the winery uses for biodynamic preparations, are abundant. They are a natural product from volcanic activity of nearby Mt. Konocti, a now dormant volcano. Hawk and Horse extends over a total of 1,300 acres and straddles elevations from 1,800 to 2,200 feet. The property is home to El Roble Grande, the largest oak tree ever recorded in California. The ranch is also the home of a herd of Scottish Highland cattle, three American Saddlebred horses, five American Quarterhorses plus bees, hawks, owls, bear, wild boar, bobcats, mountain lions, squirrels and other wildlife.

More at, 914/471-4500.