Tracey Hawkins, Founding Partner, Vintner, Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Tracey Hawkins of Hawk and Horse Vineyards and her horseTracey is a California native. She grew up in Sonoma County, where, from a young age, she helped in the family's restaurant. Growing up in California's wine country, wine was a natural part of life. When the family purchased the 1,300 acre Lower Lake property which is now home to Hawk and Horse Vineyards, Tracey immediately resonated with the land and its rugged beauty.

As a founding partner of Hawk and Horse Vineyards, Tracey serves as creative director and executive winemaker. She is involved in both business and winemaking decisions. She has had the opportunity to work with and be mentored by some of the finest winemakers in the industry.

In her spare time, Tracey enjoys spending time with her children, cooking, riding horses, and writing poetry. Tracey and her husband, Mitch, have three children whom they have raised in close relationship to the land and the business they so love.