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October Wine Club Release

Your Holgate Hill October Wine Club release is right around the corner! Our very own Sweet Baby Reagan helped pick out this upcoming double feature selection of brand-new wines! This 4-bottle release includes:

2 bottles of 2019 Sangiovese
NEW RELEASE! Our rustic Sangiovese is dry, well rounded, full bodied and savory.  Pair this Chianti style wine with friends and family.
Avio Vineyard, Sutter Creek.
75 Cases Produced.
List Price: $28.00    Club Price: $21.00

2 bottles of 2019 G.S.M.
NEW RELEASE! Made in a classic Southern Rhone style, our Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend is food friendly with soft fruits and structured tannins. Our G.S.M. is so good, it should stand for, “Gimme Some More!”
Clos Du Lac Vineyard, Ione.
75 Cases Produced.
List Price: $30.00    Club Price: $22.50

Your grand total, after discounts: $87.00 – taxes and shipping additional.
Please contact us if any of your information has changed.
email: or phone: (209) 259-4449

We will process your October Wine Club Release on Tuesday, October 6th. You will receive an email from Square, our secure merchant processor, when your October Wine Club is processed. If you have already picked up your October Wine Club, don’t worry, we won’t charge you again :).

For Members who Elected to Pick-Up your Wine at our Amador City Tasting Room:

We will have our regular Bistro Menu, with the addition of Cassidy’s Famous Vegan Chili, AND we are bringing back Holgate Hill’s Wine Club Prize Wheel*! 
(*The Prize Wheel will only be available these dates: 10/9, 10/10, 10/11, 10/16, 10/17, & 10/18. One spin per membership.)

Masks required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

For Members who Elected to have their Wines Shipped:

Assuming the temperatures between Amador and your shipping address are not too high, your wine will be sent via Ground Shipping by Monday, October 12th. If it is too hot to ship your wines to you, we will contact you directly to coordinate an alternate shipping date. If you’d like to pick up your release in person at the tasting room, let us know so you can save on shipping costs (and maybe get some chili and spin the awesome prize wheel?)!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you so much for being part of our Wine Club.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon!


Rob, Cassidy & Reagan Holgate
Holgate Hill

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Now Licensed for Outdoor Wine Tasting!


We were just approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to taste and drink wine outside of our tasting room. That means we are back, baby! Normal hours, rotating wine list, bistro menu, super-fun times, but with Covid-19 limitations. Let’s walk through how it’s going to work:

Space is extremely limited. We have 6 tables wrapped around the outside of our tasting room 6 feet apart, 2 people per table maximum. RESERVATIONS are recommended, but not required. So, for walk-ins, if we have room we’ll fit you in. Our bistro menu is also be available to pair with your favorite Holgate Hill wines, but food is not required (reservations help us figure out how much food to prep for the weekend). Face masks are required by state law until you are seated at your tasting table. While seated, having a good time is mandatory, otherwise Rob will tell you a horrible dad joke.


Speaking of dad jokes, our brand-new baby girl, Reagan, is due the week of August 24th! Cassidy is not only great at baking walnut tarts, and everything else, but also amazing at baking our cute little “bun in the oven.” We apologize in advanced if there are disruptions in our business hours in a few weeks.

Quarantine Care Package

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Due to the Governor’s latest mandate, we are halting wine-tastings. However, we are OPEN for pick-ups and purchases! Saturdays & Sundays, Noon ’til 3pm.

Order online, and pick-up in store. Walk-in purchasing is also welcome. Wine Club gets 30% off all wine purchases, and regular customers get 15% off using the code “stockup15” at checkout.

Stay safe out there!

Rob & Cassidy Holgate

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OPEN for Dine & Wine

I’m so glad we have a food license! Starting this Saturday, May 23rd, we will be offering Dine & Wine service! Since we have our food license, we squeeze into the early parts of Stage 2 reopening alongside restaurants. So, if you would like to enjoy wine in our tasting room (bottle, glass, or flight), you can, but it must be accompanied with food in sit-down dining service fashion. We have prepped our space to ensure physical distancing in accordance with the State, County and CDC guidelines, but that also means Dine & Wine space is ultra limited! If Dine & Wine interests you, we highly recommend you make an online reservation through our website RIGHT NOW!


How it works:
You must purchase food and dine-in to enjoy wine at our tasting room. We have developed a short, but delicious, menu to choose from (see choices here). Your Dine & Wine automatically includes one charcuterie board (feeds 2 to 4 people) and we are offering a WINE FLIGHT of 5 wines per adult, some of which are brand new to the public, one Flight per adult up to 5 adults per Dine & Wine! Our Wine Flight is similar to a wine-tasting, but different because we will come to you with the pours! 4 tables are available for 1 hour Dine & Wine reservations every hour on the hour, but if space is available, walk-ins are welcome. Complimentary squirt of hand sanitizer to all guests!
Wine Club Members: be sure to login to your account and use the code “dine15” to receive 15% off your Dine & Wine Reservation!

Onsite purchases and curbside pickups are still available! However, we can only serve wine to dine-in patrons at the moment.

We are working through this “new normal” as many of you are. However, we are super excited to see all of you and share our passion of wine with you again. If you have any questions about ANY of this, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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Spring has Sprung at Holgate Hill


Happy Spring!

The weather is warming up, the wildflowers are blooming, and the wines are tasting even that much better.  We would like to thank everyone who has come out to our tasting room in Amador City.  If you have yet to stop by, no worries! We’ll try not to drink all the wine until you get here.

Daffodil Hill, a beautiful destination, is officially open!  Stop by our Amador City tasting room and pick up some wine to enjoy with a picnic at Dafodil Hill’s lovely grounds.  Click the picture below to learn more.

Holgate Hill has some really fun and exciting things in the works.


Here are some really cool wines we will be bottling soon:
Releasing in May*
– Grenache
– Mourvèdre
– G.S.M. (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre blend)
– Cabernet Franc
Releasing in June*
– Sangiovese
– Syrah
– Zinfandel
Releasing in July*
– Merlot
– Cabernet Sauvignon

*Release dates may change slightly, but you get the idea: WE HAVE A LOT OF VARIETY FOR SUCH A SMALL WINERY!


All good things come to an end eventually.  That goes for great wines, too!  We are running especially low on the following wines:

2015 Petite Sirah
Regular: $25.00    Wine Club: $18.75
2016 Merlot
Regular: $28.00    Wine Club: $21.00
2017 Chardonnay
Regular: $22.50    SALE: $18.00    Wine Club: $13.50

Be sure to order your favorites before they are gone!  Order online, email, or call (209) 259-4449.  Wine Club: make sure you’re logged into your account to get your awesome discount!
My Account Login Page


Mark your calendars for super-fun awesome times!

April 26th-28th, Rosé Release & Amapola Weekend
May 4th, Amador Four Fires Festival
May 25th, Rhône Release Weekend
June 15th, Wine Club Pick-Up Party AND Dancin’ in the Street @6pm

More events to come! Check out for the latest news, wine releases & events!


Finally, we would like to thank all the awesome people who have come out to support us, and especially to those of you who have joined our wine club.  Your support truly means a lot to us.  If you’re interested in joining our exclusive wine club, you can find more information by clicking the link below.

If you have trouble ordering onlined, or questions in general, give us a call (209) 259-4449 or you can email at We hope to see you soon!

Rob & Cassidy Holgate
Holgate Hill
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Spring Is In The Air

If you are like us, you can’t wait for the cold weather and rains to be over.  Warm sunshine, birds chirping, and flowers blooming.  Amador County is a perfect venue to see Spring at it’s finest!  Select “pick-up” at checkout, and stop by Holgate Hill on your way to Daffodil Hill in Volcano – a beautiful site, perfect for a picnic lunch with some of your favorite wines.  You wont be disappointed!

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We are officially OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

It has been a long road, with many obstacles and red-tape, but we are finally here! You can now purchase some of our super-limited-production wines online. Believe me, they are all delicious. Don’t want to take my word for it? Then BUY some and TRY for yourself!  If you really love our wines, then sign up for our newly created Wine Club.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at: We are happy to share this first step of our journey with you all.


Rob and Cassidy Holgate