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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 Vino February 8th […]
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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
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Mark your calendars for an awesomely amazing fun time for this year’s Big Crush Harvest Wine Festival October 4th-6th.  Click the banner below to learn more about the event and purchase tickets (starting 8/1).  We will also be releasing our October Wine Club this same weekend!!  Stay tuned to learn more about what we will […]
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June 2019 Wine Club Release

Hey Awesome Wine Club Member! June Wine Club Release Our June 2019 Wine Club Release is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th.  This 4-bottle release includes all new releases: 2 bottles of 2018 GSM Made in a classic Southern Rhone style, Our GSM is food friendly with soft fruits and structured tannins.  GSM should stand for “Gimme Some More!” List Price: $25.00    […]
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Dancin’ in the Street in Amador City!

We are OPEN LATE (until 8pm) for Dancin’ in the Street on the following Saturdays:
6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, & 7/20
Dancin’ is from 6pm-9pm.

Saturday nights in the summer in Amador City is the place to get your groove on. Fantastic bands to get you movin’, and delicious foods and drinks.

Come early! Check out the shops and stake out your seat on a hay bale. It’s always a great summer for dancin’ in the street. See you there!