Leaves and Trees

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

— Carrie Bendick, co-winemaker

California Rhone Rangers

The Rhone Rangers is America's leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietal wines. American Rhone-style wines are made from the same grapes that have flourished for centuries in France’s Rhone River Valley, and their growing popularity in the United States speaks to their versatility with food, wide range of rich flavors, and to the skills of American winemakers. 

Their mission is to educate the public on Rhone varietal wine grapes grown in America and to promote the production and enjoyment of these wines, with emphasis on integration into our daily lives. 

Holly’s Hill became a member of the Rhone Rangers back in the early 2000s.  It was a natural choice because of our exclusive planting of Rhone varieties.  Co-winemaker, Josh Bendick, served on the organization’s board for nearly ten years.  He was even president for a term, helping to fly the flag of California grown Rhone wines for the public. 

Scholarships are offered to individuals helping the American Rhone wine movement and seminars/tasting are often held.  Check out what might be coming to a town near you here https://www.rhonerangers.org/events

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.

Contact

Holly’s Hill Vineyards
3680 Leisure Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
530.344.0227
[email protected]