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The Story

From humble garagistes to world class wines.

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Hale Mary is a small-lot producer of Russian River Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines, handcrafted in a balanced, elegant style using fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Our first vintage was a 2003 Russian River Pinot Noir, made in the Marin County garage of husband and wife team Anthony and Mary Bourke, along with brother Sean. Our love affair with Pinot Noir began in the 1970s through our family’s founding partnership with several of the wineries that were among the first to bring international recognition to California wines. Today, we’ve evolved beyond our humble garagiste roots, but we remain as passionate as ever about Pinot Noir.

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What’s in a Name? The Inspiration Behind Hale Mary

Hale adj. \ˈhāl\ Definition: Retaining exceptional health and vigor, as in hale and hearty

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  • Hale: The Russian River Valley

    We source our grapes exclusively from the Russian River Valley. We believe its cool climate and unique terroir produce among the world’s finest, most sublime Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

  • Hale: Life

    Our wines honor hale and hearty Mary Bourke, and all those who have faced cancer. Wine brings us together to celebrate the preciousness of life and the relationships that make it special: the people, places, and pairings between great food and wine.

  • Hale: Passion

    The driving force behind world-class wines crafted by fanatic oenophiles; and the inspiration that guided us through our early days as garagistes, even when it felt like a Hail Mary pass in the middle of our busy lives.

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The Wine

Handcrafted Russian River Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Hale Mary Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are made in an Old World style, using minimal intervention to allow the wines to reveal the sensuous, complex qualities of these exceptional varietals. Our grapes are sourced from some of the finest vineyards in the cool growing regions of the Russian River Valley, and are patiently handcrafted into balanced, food-friendly wines that age exceptionally well. Hale Mary wines are made in small lots and only available at fine restaurants and through the Hale Mary Mailing List. Please see below for a list of our restaurant partners and to learn more about joining our mailing list.

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2014 Pinot Noir
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • French Oak Barrel
    Aged 11 Months
  • Serving Temp:
    63 ºF (17 ºC)
  • Medium High
  • Black Cherry, Earthy, Stone Fruit
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2015 Pinot Noir
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • French Oak Barrel
    Aged 10 Months
  • Serving Temp:
    63 ºF (17 ºC)
  • Medium High
  • Stone Fruit, Black Cherry, Acid Finish
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2016 Pinot Noir
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • French Oak Barrel
    Aged 10 Months
  • Serving Temp:
    63 ºF (17 ºC)
  • Medium High
  • Black Cherry, Bramble Berry, Forest Floor, Acid Finish
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2015 Chardonnay
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • French Oak Barrel
    Aged 10 Months
  • Serving Temp:
    54 ºF (12 ºC)
  • Medium Low
  • Quince, Dried Fruit, Citrus
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2016 Chardonnay
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • 85% neutral / 15% new French Oak
    Aged 10 Months
  • Serving Temp:
    54 ºF (12 ºC)
  • Medium High
  • Floral, Quince, Citrus
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The Buzz

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Hale Mary pinot noir is an elegant, balanced, food friendly wine that pairs beautifully with our cuisine. We’ve had the privilege of serving Hale Mary wines at Piperade without a lapse for a decade and our customers love it!

Gerald Hirigoyen, Chef and Owner, Piperade, San Francisco

Hale Mary answered my Pinot Noir prayers—a delicious, luscious, elegant, perfectly balanced wine so good I had to buy case. An instant party on my palate.

Liam Mayclem, KCBS FOODIE CHAP & HALE MARY FAN

2014 Hale Mary Pinot Noir: Gold Medal and 96 points.

Los Angeles International Wine Competition

2011 Hale Mary Pinot Noir: 90 points

Allen Meadows, Burghound, Issue 58, Q2 2015

Allen Meadows described the wine as ‘elegant,’ ‘utterly delicious,’ and ‘impressively refined.’

Allen Meadows’ Burghound.com. Issue 58, Q2 2015
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The Passion

Exclusive access to Russian River Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

We believe great wines start with great fruit. And we believe the Russian River Valley offers the perfect terroir to create world-class wines that capture the sensuous qualities of exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Limited quantities of Hale Mary wines are available on a first come, first-serve basis. Share our love for these beautifully handcrafted wines by joining our mailing list. Together, let’s celebrate the goodness that flows from the vines!

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The Makers

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ANTHONY BOURKE

Anthony grew up surrounded by the world of wine. His family’s early involvement in Chalone and Ravenswood Wineries exposed him to these crush pads and cellars of and the winemaking brilliance of Joel Peterson and the late Dick Graff. Upon graduation from Cal, he cultivated his passion for fine wine and worked on the cellar team at Carmenet Winery for Jeff Baker and Pam Starr. Bourke took a break from the winemaking world when he pursued his life dream of flying F-16’s for the US Air Force and the California Air National Guard. After serving his country for 20 years, “AB” returned to the Bay Area and joined the Board of Merry Edwards Winery where he continues to serve as a Director. In 2003, Bourke began making wine again, this time in his Marin County garage with his wife, neighbors and his brother Sean under the Hale Mary label. The three partners eventually moved winemaking operations to Sebastopol and partnered with consulting winemaker Mitch Masotti to continue his pursuit of making elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. AB also loves surfing, skiing and spending time with family and friends.

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MARY BOURKE

Raised in the Napa Valley, Mary Bourke has always been intrigued by the wine industry. She met her husband, Anthony, at UC Berkeley, where they worked at some of the area’s finest restaurants and developed their palates and interest in wine. Mary fondly recalls their early efforts as humble garagistes, when their three children, friends and family helped to crush, bottle and label their wines by hand in the Bourke driveway. In addition to her role with Hale Mary, she works in fundraising and event planning — and plays the drums in rock and jazz bands for fun.

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DR. SEAN BOURKE

Sean Bourke is a physician and entrepreneur whose love for Russian River Pinot Noir was fed by the enthusiasm of his oenophile father, a former Burgundy broker and investor in several early California wineries and Michelin starred restaurants. Sean fondly recalls sublime California and Burgundy wines served at the Bourke dinner table that inspired his lifelong appreciation for the sensuous qualities of a well-made California Pinot Noir. He counts great wine and food pairings, friendships and adventures along the wine trail among the things that make life special.

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MITCH MASOTTI

Mitch Masotti has made a career of gently coaxing out the beautiful characteristics of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. He’s crafted superb Pinots for more than a decade at storied wineries including Bevan Cellars, MacPhail, Dutton-Goldfield, and Freeman Winery. Mitch earned his degrees in enology and chemistry from California State University, Fresno. In addition to his role as Hale Mary’s consulting winemaker, Mitch is developing his own wine label.

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The Tasting

Enjoy Hale Mary at select restaurants throughout the country

Balboa Cafe
3199 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94123
38 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Birdsong
1085 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Buckeye Roadhouse
15 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Bungalow 44
44 E Blithedale Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Cioppino’s
400 Jefferson St
San Francisco, CA 94109
CK’s Real Food
320 S Main St
Hailey, ID 83333
Farmshop
2233 Larkspur Landing Cir
Larkspur, CA 94939
Flea street
3607 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Fog City
1300 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
Gary Danko
800 N Point St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hap's Original
122 West Neal Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Il Naso
480 Washington St
Ketchum, ID 83340
Italico
341 California Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Jardiniere
300 Grove St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Johnston’s Saltbox
1696 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA 94070
Left Bank brasserie
635 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
507 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
Lucia Restaurant & Bar
415 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Madcap
198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Marche Aux Fleurs
23 Ross Common
Ross, CA 94957
Orinda Country Club
315 Camino Sobrante
Orinda, CA 94563
Parkside Grille
884 Portola Rd
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Picco
320 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
Piperade
1015 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
Poggio
777 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
Ristorante Milano
1448 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109
Roberts Market & Liquor
3015 Woodside Rd
Redwood City, CA 94062
Rominna’s
580 Washington Ave
Ketchum, ID 83340
Servino
9 Main St
Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920
Spruce
3640 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94118
St. Michael’s Alley
140 Homer Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Sushi Ran
107 Caledonia St
Sausalito, CA 94965
Terzo
3011 Steiner St
San Francisco, CA 94123
The Olympic Club
524 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
599 Skyline Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94132
The Village Pub
2967 Woodside Rd
Woodside, CA 94062
Town
716 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA 94070
Town Square Tavern
360 East Ave N
Ketchum, ID 83340
Vintage
231 Leadville Ave
Ketchum, ID 83340
Wayfare Tavern
558 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111
Woodland’s Market
735 College Ave
Kentfield, CA 94904
203 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94105
Zola
565 Bryant St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Become a part of an exclusive community and enjoy world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay by joining the Hale Mary mailing list. This ensures access to our limited production wines twice a year and includes invitations to exclusive tastings. As a mailing list member, you’re offered an allocation of each of the wines released and can choose which wines to purchase. Each release is described in detail in a bi-annual newsletter.

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