Douglas J. Hauck
Weekday dentist, weekend vintner – both medicine and wine are part science, part art. Combining purpose and passion, they are highly specialized fields that require attention to detail with some level of experimentation and a lot of dedication – not to mention there is a social connection in each industry, too. Doug admits, "both are total opposites from different origins, but the juxtaposition of the two creates the ying and the yang for the balance of life."
When Douglas Hauck bought the 50 acres within the Adalaida/Willow Creek AVA property in 2007, he knew the vineyard was a gem. His vision was to restore the historic century-old farmhouse and perfect his vineyard practices. The dream is now reality and Doug invites you to indulge in the elegance and romance that is HammerSky.
"Handcrafted in small lots," Doug describes HammerSky wines as “Couture crafted wines for the senses" and welcomes you to come enjoy the HammerSky wines in the most scenic vineyard setting.
A man of diverse interests, Doug earned a business degree from the University of Southern California, a film degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and in 1988, a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from San Francisco’s University of the Pacific. He taught dental courses at USC, ran a successful practice in Beverly Hills for two decades, and has enjoyed side careers as a movie producer and Internet entrepreneur. Doug continues to maintain his sucessful dental practice in Orange County, where he counts sports, music, and film celebrities among his clients.