HILL FAMILY ESTATE

After three decades of farming grapes for some of Napa Valley's finest wine producers, Doug and the family decided that their family should enter the wine business.

Hill Family Estate was born out of the desire for the family to work together - sharing the experience of crafting fine wines that showcased the grapes that Doug farmed and then introducing those wines to the consumer at a tasting room in their hometown, and American foodie capital, Yountville, California.

Doug farms the grapes and helps craft the wine and Ryan runs the sales division, working hard to get the Hill Family Estate wines placed in select accounts for you to enjoy. Carly lives and works in San Diego and hosts tastings and dinners in Southern California while Darci can be found at the tasting room, with Jack (the dog) by her side, tending to the flowers and enhancing our curb appeal. Hill Family Estate is the culmination of Doug's vision - a way to share his love of the valley, of farming and of wine with his children and wine lovers everywhere.

Briarstone and Baker Vineyards in Atlas Peak is a stony vineyard pried out of the volcanic outcrops and surrounding chaparral, with low yields and high intensity. Though this is Cabernet country, we decided to put in Sauvignon Blanc to see if we could push the limits on what Sauvignon Blanc could be, in addition to the classic Cabernet Sauvignon grown at these sites. 

The complex flavors of lime leaf, peach and a hint of grapefruit are what we find in our Atlas Peak Sauvignon Blanc. Lovely briary white sage, cassis and a hint of blackberry come naturally to the Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

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