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Hill Family Estate

Yountville, CA winery tasting room and antique shop

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Tasting bar at Hill Family Estate in Yountville CAIn 2001, after more than two decades growing grapes and providing vineyard management to top Napa Valley wineries, the Hill Family—Doug and Darci, and their children Carly and Ryan—took a big step: they decided to harness their years of expertise and create wines of their own. Soon they gained an enthusiastic reception for their vineyard-designated Merlot, Beau Terre, and a proprietary blend called Origin.
Hill Family Estate winery tasting room and antique shop in YountvilleThe winery’s Yountville tasting room is located inside an antique shop (owned by the Hill family, the shop specializes in French country antique furniture). The tasting bar is small—definitely not a good destination for larger groups—but the atmosphere is convivial and relaxed.
The tasting selection always includes four wines. An appointment-only “Secret Garden Tour” takes you to Hill Family Farms and Jacobsen Orchards, where you’ll sample fresh fruits and vegetables before retiring to the Hill home for a flight of wine accompanied by snacks and stories.

Fascinating Fact:

French country antiques at Hill Family Estate in YountvilleIn 2006, Ryan Hill collaborated with winemaker Alison Green-Doran to create a wood-staining mixture from red wine (among other ingredients). The mix was used to stain 100 60th Anniversary Fender Stratocaster guitars. Since then, Hill has engaged in other “Stained Projects” involving surfboards, baseball bats, and various other objects.
Amenities: Wine Club, Secret Garden Tour (appointment only)
Founded: 2001
Signature Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Hill Family Estate Origin (red wine blend)
Wine Tasting: No appointment needed
Hours: Daily, 10–6
Hill Family Estate
6512 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94559

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Suzie Rodriguez writes about travel, food, and wine from her home in the wine-country town of Sonoma, California. You can follow her travels and musings at The Culinary Gadabout.

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