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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 - Slow Cooked Lamb with Root Vegetables

Petit Patriarche

Slow Cooked Lamb with Root Vegetables

  • 4 Lamb Shanks
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 Carrots, chopped
  • 1 Fennel bulb, sliced
  • 4 Celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 Cups red wine
  • 3 oz. Tomato paste
  • 1 Small handful thyme
  • 1 Sprig rosemary
  • 2 tsp. Capers
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Brown the lamb in an oven set at 400°F (about 20 minutes). Meanwhile, add the rest of the ingredients to a crock pot or other slow cooking vessel. Place the lamb on top of the vegetables. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Add more wine if necessary to keep meat from drying out.

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