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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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Wine Tasting Temporarily Suspended

  In light of recent news and the advisory from Governor Newsom regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, Holgate Hill is temporarily suspending wine tastings to the general public. We will resume tastings as soon as hygienically possible!

Our online wine shop, however, is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! We know in these uncertain times most of us will need a little extra delicious wine in our lives, so we’ve made a few awesome deals so you can stock up:

Regular Customers: get 15% off wine using the code stockup15 at checkout!
Wine Club Members: login to your account online and you will receive 30% off all wine purchases for the duration of this quarantine!
You can also email or call in a wine order (209) 259-4449 if you prefer.


This is a great time to try some of our brand new wines:
2019 Chardonnay, 2019 Rosé, and 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Holgate Hill will be available for scheduled wine order pickups Saturdays and Sundays from Noon until 3pm. So, if you’re a Wine Club Member that wishes to pick up your latest release, or you are a customer that ordered online and doesn’t want to ship, just let us know and we will arrange to meet at the tasting room (there’s a drop down “pick-up” option in our web store).

Thank you for your continued support in these trying times. We really hope you, your family and our friends all stay healthy while we all huddle down and ride this storm. We will get through this thing together – 6 feet apart.

Rob & Cassidy
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Happy New Year

2019 was a fantastic year for Holgate Hill, and we look forward to celebrating 2020 with all of you!  We have delicious new wines in the works, exciting events coming up, and great times to share with our wine family (that’s you!). UPCOMING EVENTS Mark your calendars NOW! Wine Club Release& Cocoa VinoFebruary 8th Bring your […]
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Climax Red Chili Recipe (Vegetarian)

Spice Mix: (combine and reserve)

2-3 T. chili powder (I used 1 ½ for Christmas)

1 T. cumin

1 T. oregano

1 t. paprika

½ t. cayenne

½ t. thyme

¼ t. pepper

1-2 t. salt


1 onion – diced fine

1 red pepper – diced

1 green pepper – diced

1 jalapeno – seeds and ribs removed to reduce heat

5 cloves garlic – minced (add garlic and spice mix during last minute of sautéing)


Add 12 oz (1 ½ C. of Climax Red wine) and simmer for a few minutes to reduce wine

Add and Cook 3-5 minutes:

1 can black beans – drained and rinsed

1 can kidney beans – drained and rinsed

1 can fire roasted tomatoes (or diced tomatoes plain to reduce heat)

1 can corn – drained

1 can tomato sauce

Combine and Add:

1 can refried beans (spicy jalapeno refried beans are an option)

2/3 box veggie broth

Cook 10-15 minutes

*Special thanks to Gayle Nielsen for typing our Chili recipe :)!*

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Cassidy’s Famous Dolmades

Cassidy’s Famous Dolmades             Ingredients: 1 lb ground lamb or ground beef 1 med yellow onion, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped ½ bunch parsley, chopped. 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes ½ cup rice (uncooked) 1 Tbsp. dried mint 1 Tbsp. dried dill 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper […]
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Holgate Hill October Wine Club Release

Holgate Hill Winery OCTOBER WINE CLUB RELEASE This Wine Club Release coincides with Amador County’s Big Crush Harvest Festival, October 4th – 6th! We hope y’all come on down to Historic Amador City to try your luck on the Holgate Hill Prize Wheel and enjoy our new release wines this Big Crush & Wine Club Release! Wine […]
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Harvest Happenings

Holgate Hill Winery

Happy Harvest from Holgate Hill!

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The 2019 harvest is underway at Holgate Hill! We will be neck deep in grapes until Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have some fun things in the tasting room for you this Fall. Mark your calendars for some of these cool events.


Afternoon Wine Tasting
at the Amador Vintage Market
Saturday, September 14th, Noon – 4pm

We are pouring at the Vintage Market the same day as the Amador Barbera Festival! Stop by to grab a bite and taste some of our new releases before we pour them in our tasting room.

Find us at the Vintage Market at 9393 Main Street Plymouth 95669.

Big Crush Harvest Wine Festival
October 4th – 6th

Each year we celebrate the grape harvest by inviting our friends to join for the Big Crush Harvest Wine Festival and get in on this most exciting time of year! Visit each of the participating wineries and you will be welcomed to the scenic foothills of Amador Wine Country by the entire wine community.

Come on down to Historic Amador City to try your luck on the Holgate Hill Prize Wheel and enjoy our new release wines this Big Crush! Purchase any 6 bottles, or join our Wine Club, for a chance to spin the Prize Wheel during the Big Crush (current members automatically qualify for a spin). Enjoy our new releases, Syrah and Climax Red, paired with Cassidy’s Famous Dolmades: grape leaves stuffed with zesty rice and seasoned lamb topped with a refreshing tzatziki sauce. We are open 11am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

$55 Sat – Sun; $45 Sun Only; $15 Designated Driver
For $5 off, use coupon code: holbc19

You DO NOT need a ticket to enjoy Holgate Hill’s Big Crush Offerings.

 Wine Club Release
October 4th – 6th

Wine Club Members: be on the lookout for an email about your upcoming Wine Club Release in the next week or so. We are pairing your next release with the Big Crush Harvest Festival, so make sure you mark it on your calendars now! You will most likely receive some brand-new wine releases 😉

In The News

The Mercury News, East Bay Times, and recently featured Holgate Hill! We are extremely grateful they included our boutique winery as a must-visit in Amador County. Check out the links to these recent articles featuring one of your favorite wineries in the Sierra Foothills:

Check out for the latest news, wine releases & events! Be sure to also follow us on FaceBook and Instagram:

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

Rob & Cassidy Holgate
Holgate Hill