State Fair, oldest competition in the US:
Best in California
Best of Class in Region
| Cabernet Franc:
Orange County Wine Society Competition:
Barbera gets Bronze
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
cellar and cave houses 3,500 cases of wines.
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."
Hill Brewery opened in 1999. The
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
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
DJ's, photographers, florists and caterers as well
as bird releases.
Gold Hill Vineyard was
founded in 1980 by Hank Battjes.
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
|Over the next 10
commuted from his Palo Alto home. In 1985 the winery was bonded and in
completed the process from hobby to award-winning wine maker.
from the historic gold mining town of Coloma and Sutter's Mill, the
winery is open Thursday
through Sunday year-round and
5660 Vineyard Lane
530 626 6522
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.