Leaves and Trees

“I love living and working within the vineyard; seeing the full transformation of grapes to wine.”

— Carrie Bendick, co-winemaker

Amador County Wineries

“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.” — Sunset Magazine 

The Sierra Foothills encompasses many counties but to the casual wine taster, they don’t see political boundaries.  A day trip of driving up and down highway 49 can have you crossing from El Dorado County to Amador County and possibly back again.  In fact, Kehret in El Dorado’s south is just five miles from Sobon, located in Amador’s Shenandoah Valley.  And Sobon is only a twenty-five minute drive from Holly's Hill.  

Just outside of Plymouth you’ll find many wineries in both Shenandoah Valley and Fiddletown Viticultural Areas.  The history there is similar to El Dorado.  The gold rush brought people seeking gold and wineries popped up to help quench their thirst.  D'Agostini Winery is the third oldest in the entire state and is now owned by the Sobon family.  There, along with many of Amador’s wineries, Zinfandel is king.  However Rhone varieties also do quite well with Terre Rouge often getting national attention.

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
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