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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 - Shrimp in a Saffron Cream Sauce

Patriarche Blanc

Shrimp in a Saffron Cream Sauce

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


  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 bottle Patriarche Blanc
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt


  • 1lb shrimp
  • butter
  • salt
  • brandy

Start with a pint of heavy whipping cream and reduce until thick along with a pinch of saffron. Meanwhile reduce some Patriarche Blanc (about a 1/4 bottle) until it tastes as tart as lemon juice. Add your reduced wine until you get the desired acidity in your sauce (I'm going to guess a tablespoon or two but it depends on how reduced your wine is) When you're there make sure your heat is off and add some butter (about 2 tablespoon or more if you like) and wisk. If it boils after you add the butter it will break. Season with salt.. ***You can replace the wine with lemon juice if you'd like.

Add your butter to a very hot pan. When the butter starts to brown add the shrimp and a little salt. Cook until done and finish with a little brandy for flavor and SHOW (be careful). Top with sauce 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