Leaves and Trees

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

— Carrie Bendick, co-winemaker

Placerville Wineries and Placerville Wine Tasting

“Take a twisting road from Placerville…and you come to Holly's Hill Vineyards. Carrie Bendick had lived in Washington and Utah before returning to California, where her father, Tom Cooper, planted vineyards on the family property — and made her winemaker. Now Bendick and her husband, Josh, earn gold medals for their Rhône-style wines.”  — Sunset Magazine 

With Placerville as your base for wine tasting, tour the El Dorado Wine Country for breathtaking vistas, a wide diversity of award-winning wines, and discovery and delight around every bend. Our wineries are renowned for making vibrantly flavorful, distinctly delicious wines, grown in the dramatic elevations of the Sierra Nevada. One of California’s oldest wine-producing areas, vineyards and wineries first flourished here during the Gold Rush era. El Dorado County wineries offer outstanding value, taste, and variety with frequent opportunities to meet the winemakers and owners. 

You can take a break from tasting wine at one of the many fine restaurants on Main Street in the cute gold rush town of Placerville.  Afterwards, continue exploring the wineries' diverse microclimates and high elevations. The area offers prime growing conditions, and the casual family-friendly tasting rooms mean that your kiddos — and often your dog, too — can tag along. 

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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