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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 - Olive Tapenade

Grenache Rose

Olive Tapenade

All Amounts Are Estimates...Taste For Proper Amounts Before Using!

  • 2/3 black olives
  • 1/3 kalamata (pitted)
  • 2garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp slivered almonds
  • olive oil
  • anchovy paste
  • pepper
  • thyme

Put the olives in a food processor to just cover the top of the plastic part of the blade. Add a couple cloves of garlic, a couple teaspoons of slivered almonds and blend adding enough olive oil to get it all to come together. I then taste it and add anchovy paste to balance the salt. If you use more kalamatas you may not be able to use anchovies as it will become to salty. Add pepper and dried thyme to taste and enjoy.

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