To excel at any pursuit, whether work or a hobby, one must have passion and dedication. This is no less true in the world of winemaking. The best wineries are always run by people with a love and dedication to the craft, the kind of people who have a burning desire to create the best wine in every barrel every time. These are the kind of people who run Haak Vineyards and Winery in Santa Fe, Texas. Their passion can be seen in their near constant awards, with eight so far in 2013. By far their madeiras seem to garner them the most praise, with their 2010 Blanc Du Bois Madeira taking Double Gold at the 2013 Lone Star International Wine Competition and their 2008 Jaquez Madeira taking Silver at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition and both Gold and Grandstar at the 2013 Lonestar International Wine Competition. In addition to fine wines, Haak Vineyards is also available to rent out for events such as weddings. Their passion and dedication to creating the perfect guest experience is obvious in this as well, as they've garnered a high rating of 4.7 out of a possible 5 on weddingwire.com. At this point you are probably wondering where you can try some of their wines. Their wines can be found at retailers throughout the state of Texas, and don’t forget to stop by the vineyard for a tour and a tasting!