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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 - Gingered Cornish Game Hen

Viognier

Gingered Cornish Game Hen

A complex dish of aromas and flavors to compliment the exotic flavors of Viognier.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cornish Game Hens

Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender
  • 1/4 Onion, sliced

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup HH Viognier
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • Onions from marinade
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • Sea Salt
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Marinate the birds in the first 4 ingredients for at least one day. Put the birds in a roasting rack, coat with olive oil, and back at 400 degrees uncovered. Meanwhile, add the first four ingredients for the sauce to a pot a reduce to about half. Add the honey and continue to reduce until it just starts to become thick. Season to your taste with salt and possibly more honey. Keep warm. When birds are done cut in half and plate with the cut side down. Pour the sauce over each piece, serve with a sprinkling of dried lavender, and a glass of Holly's Hill Viognier. Bon Appetite!

Serves 4 but can easily be doubled and so on.

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