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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 - Grilled Stuffed Squid

Wine Pairing: East Slope Syrah

Grilled Stuffed Squid

  • 1 lb (about 12 small) whole squid, cleaned with tentacles reserved
  • ½ Tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • ½ Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • 12 (or however many squid you have) paper-thin slices of butter
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • lemon wedges as a garnish

Chop squid tentacles and combine with herbs. Place one slice of butter in each squid tube. Stuff each tube with equal amounts of herb mixture. Close with a toothpick if necessary. Brush outsides of tubes with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and grill for about 5 minutes each side.

Serve alone as an appetizer or with a mixed green salad for a light meal.

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