1220 West Jack D Drive, #2 
Layton, Utah 84041

Phone 801-546-1997

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Welcome to
The Hive Winery and Brandy Company
Utah's Artisan Winery and First Brandy Distillery

It's All About  the Craft!

COVID 19 Information:

Yes! Our Store is Open for Sales. Come on in and pick up a bottle of your favorite Hive Winery Products. We are open Monday to Saturday from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Closed Sundays & Holidays.

UPDATE March 22 , 2021:  Tasting Room Remains Closed
Keeping our staff and customers safe is a top priority. Although the COVID situation is improving, our Tasting Room remains closed until further notice.

Since our tasting room is closed anyway, we have started on a substantial remodel of the tasting room and retail space. Our tasting room will be about 2 times larger, so look for a whole new tasting experience when we are able to reopen.


Our lines are short to non-existent so social distancing is easy here. We take care to disinfect early and often, usually after every single customer. We want all our customers to be safe and healthy because we love and respect you all.

Thanks for your understanding & continued support
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Our Story

jay and lori toastThe Hive Winery is the result of two engineers with an enjoyment of wine making and a certain level of insanity. Jay and Lori Yahne have always enjoyed making wine as a hobby. During 2008 an offhanded remark about turning wine making into a career spiraled into the realization of this unique winery and brandy distillery. The Hive Brandy Company is a spin-off resulting from our desire to product premium fruit “ports”. Traditional ports are made by blending wine with brandy to provide a higher alcohol content, but since we were unwilling to compromise the flavors of our fruit wines by blending them with a “neutral spirit” and could not find a place to import quality fruit brandy, we started making it in-house. The result is a line of premium true fruit brandies in addition to providing the blending products for some unique fruit ports. One thing that has not changed over the years is a love of creating, which means you will often find these two working on a new idea or flavor, and an expanding product base.

Utah wine comp1 (1)The Hive Winery is Utah's Artisan winery specializing in fruit and honey wines using local products. We are truly committed to the Craft of our work and are very hands on with each step of the process. Our wines are designed to complement any meal and vary in sweetness levels from dry to sweet.

Our seasonal wine batches vary from 10 to 300 gallons which will produce 50 to 1500 bottles per batch. This micro-batching allows for the availability of a larger variety of wines throughout the year. Currently we have over 50 different wines, bringing you memorable moments with some of your favorite fruits and flavors, but that also means that many of the products may only be available every 2 or 3 years.

Brandy Company ProductsThe Hive Brandy Company is Utah's first Brandy Distillery and is truly a micro-scale operation. We run the smallest commercial still in the State, a 25 gallon pot still, which yealds only 3 to 5 gallons of product for each run. With a similar mentality to the winery, the distillery produces small volumes with lots of vanities, and has added another 40 or so products to the seasonal selections that are produced for sale in our facility.
We also strive to be environmental responsibility where we can from our choice to use a lighter weight bottle that uses less glass, recycling our own bottles in house to making energy efficient building upgrades which we feel in turn will help make our world a better place for everyone.

Utah has a strong agricultural heritage, and we are proud to help support that heritage, crafting our wines using fruit and honey from local farmers as much as possible. Currently our suppliers include Yack Brothers Honey in Roosevelt, Black Currants on the plantWeek's Berries of Paradise in Cache Valley, Pettingill's Fruit Farm in Willard, Rowley's Red Barn in Santiquin, Days Farms in Layton, Payson Fruit Growers CO-OP, and  Frost Family Farms in Layton along with other local farms along the Wasatch Front. We also work with Daily Rise Coffee in Layton to provide ingredients for some of our finished products. We believe in living local which means making every effort to support our local farmers and producers. We had the pleasure to work with Steve and Elaine Talbot of Talbot Orchards Cherries on a treein Kaysville, for many years, and it is with great sadness that we say good by to a farmer we loved working with, but with the Highway 89 expansion impacting a large portion of their land they decided to retire and we wish them all the best in retirement.

Although we do make wine and spirits with a lot of different fruits, we have one simple governing guideline for the fruit we use - if we won't drink it, we won't make it.

Apricots on the Tree

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