Rugged Refined

Family, Nature and the Experience of Mountain Winemaking
…this is California

France’s Rhone Valley Varieties in Northern California

"Sexy, soft, earthy" -Robert Parker

Discover Holly’s Hill in the ruggedly beautiful El Dorado wine region within the Sierra Foothills. We have spent decades as students and artisans of France’s Rhone varietal wines.  Here, we have combined our love for wine with our love of the majestic outdoors. Savor fine wines, our friendly atmosphere and sweeping views.

Top 100 Wines of 2013

San Francisco Chronicle

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Where families gather and the beauty of the region enriches the senses and enjoyment of fine Rhone-style wines.

Tucked between the pines just south of Placerville at 2700 feet in elevation.  We are open daily to share our love of wine, family and our majestic area.

Their approach to applying the traditions of the Rhone Valley to grapes grown in upstart California is studious and precise. With energy, elegance and equilibrium, their wines speak profoundly and consistently of the future of Rhone Valley varieties in California.
Mike Dunne
Sacramento Bee

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Our family, a fusion of farmers and winemakers, craft Rhone varietals, a dry Rosé, and intriguing red and white blends.

“Carrie and Josh put on amazing events with amazing food made by Josh himself! Go as often as you can!” – Yelp Review

Upcoming Events

You Know We Like Our Chicken Fried

Event Date

April 15 & 16 11am-3pm

Fried Chicken Sandwiches is our go to at one of our favorite local restaurants.  We’ve recreated it here for you to enjoy!  Served with waffle fries and oh so….

Passport Weekend

Event Date

April 22 & 23

Taste some of California’s finest wines surrounded by the beauty of the iconic Sierra Foothills! With your 1 or 2 Day Passport to the Great Out There ticket, you’ll….

Paella Club Lunch

Event Date

May 6, 7, 13 & 14, 11am-4pm

Club Members, join us for lunch!  Two weekends this year. Featuring Josh’s Paella cooked over the open fire. 1/3 off all wines by the case! (no mix and match)….

Danube River Cruise

Event Date

April 2024

Josh and Carrie invite you to join them on a special voyage down the stunning Blue Danube as they explore the wines and foods of Germany, Austria and Hungary.Explore….

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