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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!
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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Join us for our GRAND OPENING March 2nd & 3rd!

Holgate Hill is proud to announce the GRAND OPENING of our historic Amador City tasting room the weekend of March 2nd & 3rd.  Our Grand Opening is the same weekend as Behind the Cellar Door – over 50 Amador Vintners will be participating in this really fun event, and SO ARE WE!

Click the link below to learn more about Behind the Cellar Door:

If you decide to purchase a ticket for Behind the Cellar Door, make sure to pick up your wine glasses at Holgate Hill!  Also, get $5 off per ticket by using our super secret coupon code at checkout:

Here’s what we have planned:

We will be pouring our wines, including some new releases, paired with meatballs and California Caprese Skewers.  Come see the new digs, enjoy the wine and food pairings, and chat with us about how we’ve started our boutique winery from scratch.

You do not need a ticket to visit our tasting room during our Grand Opening.  Our tastings will be complimentary. If you are a Wine Club member all of your guests will also get your awesome Wine Club discount!

We will be open from 11am – 6pm for our Grand Opening weekend.

We ARE in Amador City, however, plug this address in your phone to find us:

14196 Old State Rte Forty-Nine
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Typing this address into Google Maps will take you right to us.  Just look for the Historic Amador Hotel, and we are Suite 5 (on the right).

We hope to see you there!


Rob & Cassidy

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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