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“We've sampled wines at a variety of locations, but find we're always comparing them to the excellence of Holly's Hill wines.”

— Review on Trip Advisor

Wine Pairings & Recipes

At Holly’s Hill Vineyards, we’re constantly serving up tasty events featuring a variety of Josh’s favorite recipes that pair perfectly with our wines. Enjoy!
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Recipes - Paella with Chicken &amp; Sausage

Mourvedre

Paella with Chicken & Sausage

  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 lb. Mild Italian sausage
  • 5 c. chicken broth
  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomato with juices
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 2 c. Arborio rice
  • ¼ c. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ c. chopped fresh parsley
  • pinch of saffron
  • 3 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • Piment d'Espelette

Brown sausage on medium heat. Remove from pan and set aside. Add olive oil and chicken to pan and brown. Remove from pan and set aside. Saute onion and red pepper until translucent and lightly brown. Add tomato, paprika and garlic. Cook until moisture is gone. Add rice, stir and cook 1 minute. Add broth, lemon juice, parsley and saffron and add sausage and chicken back to pan. Reduce heat to low and cook until all broth is absorbed. Serve with additional fresh parsley and lemon juice to taste. Top with Piment d'Espelette (Basque Paprika).

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
winery@hollyshill.com