Gold  Hill  Vineyard & Brewery

Chardonnay gets Silver

Viogner gets Silver
Cabernet Franc garners 'Best in Class'
Mouvedre gets Gold
Zin gets Silver
Merlot: Silver
In the 'capital of Barbera'
Gold Hill Barbera awarded Silver

Wine-Down Friday
Live Music, Chair Massages, Food, Wine, Beer
No Cover, of course

September 26 ..................................... Gary Allen
October 10 ......................................... Micro-Blue

Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery is pet friendly, but food is served at Wine-Down Friday. Sorry
Wine-Down Friday is hosted on the tasting room deck


Cornelia's Meadow, named after Bryna's Grandmother:

California State Fair, oldest competition in the US:

Best in California
Best of Class in Region
Double Gold
Cabernet Franc: Bronze
Chardonnay: Bronze
Merlot: Silver
Zinfandel:  Bronze


Orange County Wine Society Competition:
Barbera gets Bronze
Cabernet Franc earns Bronze
Chardonnay is awarded Bronze
Viognier Bronze
Zinfandel gets Bronze

Started in 1980, Gold Hill Vineyard has been producing award winning Bordeaux  reds and Chardonnay since 1985. Since 2000, Italian and Rhone varietals have been offered.
Gold Hill's cellar and cave houses 3,500 cases of wines.
A long-term approach is taken in sustainable vineyard management. As the French write: "As long as man seeks to correct nature instead of listening to her, following her, and helping her, he will be on the road of error."


Gold Hill Brewery opened in 1999.
The seven barrel brewhouse is located on the same grounds as the winery. Gold Hill produces seasonals and introduces new beers. For instance, a Winter Spiced Ale was introduced last winter and an American Wheat will be offered this summer. Brewery

Gold Hill Vineyard was founded in 1980 by Hank Battjes. 
Hank worked for 27 years as an electrical engineer at GTE. During those years, Hank increased his knowledge of his passion, home wine making. Pursuing his dream, Hank located the current 80 acre parcel near Coloma, California.

Over the next 10 years Hank commuted from his Palo Alto home. In 1985 the winery was bonded and in 1989 Hank completed the process from hobby to award-winning wine maker.

The General Manager and Hank's daughter, Bryna, was married on the property, has experience in wedding planning and project management and can provide information about service providers including DJ's, photographers, florists and caterers as well as bird releases.


Gold Hill is a member of the Associated for Wedding Professionals International
Association for Wedding Planners International

Located one mile from the historic gold mining town of Coloma and Sutter's Mill, the winery is open Thursday through Sunday year-round and by appointment.

5660 Vineyard Lane
Placerville, CA
530 626 6522

Picnics, weddings and private parties are accommodated inside or outside for parties up to 200 attendees. An events coordinator can show you the property, offer suggestions for your venue and provide contact information for photographers, caterers, florists and hoteliers.