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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 Abalone


Grilled Abalone

3 - 3" farm raised abs / person- cleaned, sliced in half and pounded until tender


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt


  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/8 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/4 bunch chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp minced red onion

Marinade the abalone overnight. Grill over very hot coals for about thirty seconds per side. Take off and serve immediately with the sauce. Yum!

Contact The Cultured Abalone in Goleta, Ca for Abalone at 805.685.1956.

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