“This wine rocks through and through.”

— Wine Enthusiast



June 30, 2008

Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"Several attractive efforts from El Dorado include the Holly's Hill 2005 Patriarch Proprietary Red, a blend of 40% Mouvedre, 36% Syrah and the rest Grenache and Counoise. This sexy, soft, earthy, berry fruit driven wine possesses plenty of spice and pepper notes. Attractive, medium-bodied, and meant for near-term consumption, it is a tasty California interpretation of a French Cotes du Rhone.

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October, 2006

Gold Country Autumn Sunset Magazine

Once beautiful but sleepy, this region is now beautiful but sophisticated. Good new restaurants are popping up in unexpected places. Even more strikingly, an influx of creative new winemakers has made the Gold Country one of the most fascinating wine regions in the West.

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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