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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    Club […]
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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!
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Holgate Hill Happenings

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start marking your calendars with some awesome Summertime activities.  Be sure to include Holgate Hill on your itinerary! We have some fun things lined up.


Rhône Release Weekend
May 24th – 26th

Stop by May 24th through 26th for a weekend of awesome Rhône wines.  The wine list will include: Grenache & Mourvedre Rose, Grenache Syrah Mourvedre (GSM) blend, 100% Grenache, 100% Mourvedre, and our fantastic Climax Red. Join us in the Tasting Room on Saturday, May 25th to enjoy our new releases paired perfectly with amazing cheeses.
$5 cheese pairing per person;  complimentary for Wine Club

Wine Club Release & Dancin’ in the Street
June 15th, Open ’til 8pm

Our next Wine Club Release will coincide with the first Dancin’ in the Street, a summer concert series in Amador City! We will be open late so you can cool off and wet your whistle in between dancing your heart out.  Wine Club Members: be on the lookout for a separate email with details about your June Wine Club Release in a week or so.

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

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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!
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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