Start to Finish: The Story of a Winemaking Family

Hamel Family Wines is made up of a unique team of Hamels that have created a beautiful vineyard and wine experience. See the process and care from start to finish.

This series from WINERAM Productions travels across the globe and gathers stories from the key players of the worlds top wineries and wine regions.


Hamel Family Wines is a new winery located just north of the town of Sonoma run by a family of passionate wine lovers. The family plays so many diverse roles and they are involved with some of the most talented people in the wine industry. With some of the most beautiful vineyard blocks, their story is more than worth a watch.

Colin West

WINERAM Productions is a relatively young company with an equally young and energetic entrepreneur behind the name, that guy is Colin West. He first got into the wine industry at the young age of 18, yet being from the USA it was illegal for him to pursue his passion, so he flew to Italy. After deciding the wine industry would be the one and only career path for himself, he enrolled in a wine course in Tuscany where he studied underneath Diletta Frescobaldi of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi wine family. Since this experience with the Frescobaldi family in Italy, he knew he had found his calling with an area that he could use his business experience in, yet that also included an industry full of passion, history, and even art and science.

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