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“We've sampled wines at a variety of locations, but find we're always comparing them to the excellence of Holly's Hill wines.”

— Review on Trip Advisor

Wine Pairings & Recipes

At Holly’s Hill Vineyards, we’re constantly serving up tasty events featuring a variety of Josh’s favorite recipes that pair perfectly with our wines. Enjoy!
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Recipes - Juniper Chicken


Juniper Chicken

  • 12 chicken drumsticks, skinned
  • 1 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp, if necessary
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp juniper berries
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Chop the supplied juniper and divide into 2 equal portions.  Coat drumsticks with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste and half the juniper. Roast in 500 degree oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through.  Add the chicken juices to a small sauté pan.  If there is less than a tablespoon of juices add 1 tbsp of olive oil and heat over medium heat.  Add the garlic and reserved chopped juniper for about 30 seconds or until the garlic just begins to brown and release its aromatics. Remove from heat, add vinegar and pour over evenly over chicken turning each piece to ensure even coverage.

About Holly's Hill Vineyards

Nestled in the beautiful Sierra Foothills in El Dorado County and Pleasant Valley, Holly's Hill Vineyards specializes in producing Rhone varietal wines. In fact, the estate vineyards are composed entirely of Rhone varieties including Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, and Counoise. The winery produces varietal wines, a dry Rosé, and red and white blends. The enthusiasm for Rhone varieties at Holly's Hill started when Tom and Holly Cooper (owners) shared their first bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape on their honeymoon. It's been a love affair ever since.


Holly’s Hill Vineyards
3680 Leisure Lane
Placerville, CA 95667