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By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  Tammy Rimes and her husband/winemaker, the late William Holzhauer

March 9, 2017 (Ramona) – Hacienda de las Rosas Winery in Ramona is closing its doors.   The last day in business will be Saturday, April 29th. The property will be going up for sale in April, owner Tammy Rimes announced in an email to wine club members.

Rimes and her husband, William Holzhauer, purchase the property 18 years ago and “lived an adventure that brought amazing people and memories into our lives,” Rimes writes, “and now it’s time to move toward a new dream.”

The couple initially sold wines through a tasting room in Ramona before fulfilling Holzhauer’s dream of opening a mission-style winery tasting room in March 2013.  (See our story on the grand opening.)  But just over a year later, Holzhauer, the winemaker, died of cancer in November 2014.

“My kids and I appreciate your love, friendship and support over the years for our family business. Each one of us is moving forward in new way - me with new speaking and business opportunities, the kids with college, new jobs and babies. We are all ready for new adventures,” Rimes says.

A final wine club members pick-up event will be held on April 8th. The winery will close April 29th.

An estate sale will be held on Saturday, June 3rd   from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. including furniture, vineyard equipment, horse tack, appliances, used wine barrels, plants and a golf cart.

If you are interested in purchase the property, contact Christian van Vile from Century 21 Award at (619)894-9153. The name “Hacienda de las Rosas” is not for sale, however, since this is also the name of Rimes’ horse ranch, where she has raised Peruvian Paso horses.

Rimes says she will be leaving California because she is ready for a “change of scenery”, but doesn’t yet know where she’ll wind up. “That’s part of the adventure.”

“We wish you the best in your own future `chapters’ and hope that you will feel the same for us,” she concludes. “Thanks for the memories!”