Tag Archives : Holly’s Hill

Sparkling Wines

10 Great Hot Weather Wines from Gold Country

It is finally Summer and the temperature is rising.  What wines do you drink when the temperature is up?  I know what I drink, and I thought I’d share with you my “go to” hot weather wines from California’s Sierra Foothills.   White Wines, Duh Well, it’s kind of a “no brainer” to suggest drinking […]

Rocks & Rhone 2012

Passport is not the only wine event in El Dorado County.  It is the biggest, but not the only one.  One of the other events is coming up on Memorial Day weekend.  Five of the wineries in the Pleasant Valley region of El Dorado County put on the 2 day Rocks & Rhone event. Rocks […]

Counoise Varietal

Yesterday I tasted Holly’s Hill’s 2009 El Dorado Counoise. Counoise? you wonder. Indeed.  As did I.  It seems that the Counoise is an obscure Rhone varietal, one of 13 which is allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape blend.  It is use almost exclusively in blends, and not in very large quantities. Holly’s Hill grows and uses Counoise […]