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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 - Thai-style Mussels


Thai-style Mussels

  • 2 1b. mussels
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 cup Viognier
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp diced ginger
  • zest of one lime, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro for garnish

Add olive oil to a large pot over high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add the wine and reduce liquid by one half. Add the coconut milk, chicken broth, ginger and lime and simmer over medium heat for a few minutes. Return heat to high, add the mussels and cover with lid continuing to cook until the mussels open. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with cilantro. Add some lime juice if needed to adjust the sweetness of the coconut milk.

Note: Discard mussels that do not open in the cooking process.

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