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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 - Saffron Mussels


Saffron Mussels

  • 1½ 1b. mussels
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • small pinch saffron
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Italian parsley for garnish
  • 1 cup dry white wine 1 baguette

Melt butter in large pot over high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about one minute. Add the mussels and cover with lid continuing to cook over high heat for one more minute. Add the wine and saffron to the pot and replace lid. Keep cooking for about three minutes or until mussels are open. Remove lid, add sour cream, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir and continue simmering for about two more minutes to allow the alcohol to cook off. Transfer to bowls, garnish with parsley and serve with baguette for slopping up the juices.

Note: Discard mussels that do not open in the cooking process.

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