Jerry Haugg, Triple H Farming – Manteca, CA

Grows: CK Mondavi Chardonnay, CK Mondavi Pinot Grigio, CK Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc, CK Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, CK Mondavi Zinfandel

Triple H Farming has been a staple in Manteca, CA, since the Hat brothers, Lucas and Marion, purchased the land in 1918. Immigrants from Italy, the Hats Americanized their last name and began running the ranch as a dairy and alfalfa farm. In the 1950’s the Hat brothers met Peter Mondavi Sr. and with his help began growing grapes. They have been growing grapes for CK Mondavi ever since. Today, Marion’s son-in-law, Jerry, runs Triple H Farming with Marion’s daughter Brenda, who grew up on the ranch. Jerry and Brenda have twin ten-year-old daughters and they are raising the next generation amongst the vineyards that were started by their family more than 60 years ago. They continue to enjoy a close relationship with Peter Mondavi Sr. and his family. Jerry says, “The Mondavi family has been with us in the good times and the bad times, and it’s a good partnership that we value. I can’t say enough about what the Mondavi’s mean to this area and what they mean to us.”

Photo: Jerry and Brenda Haugg with their daughters
Photo Credit: Bob McClenahan