Dante was Spencer Hoopes’ beloved terrier. His image graces the Hoopes wine label and serves as the energetic inspiration for Hoopes Family Wines. Since the first vintage he has been jumping through the hoop of an old barrel as the focal point of Hoopes wines. Recently the label was updated, and an embossed gold-leaf image of Dante now appears front and center, jumping through the hoop of a barrel. The new label reflects the bold, yet elegant style of wine that Hoopes has become known for producing.
Dante is still leaping today somewhere, in an even happier place. Hoopes now has two new rescue dogs, Sophie and Maya, who are as energetic as Dante was, but times two! In a lot of ways, Hoopes winery is just getting started!