we will move to Wind Down Fridays
Valentine Dinner in the Cave this year.
Thank you for visiting and making it so
special because of the intimacy
and friendship and romance.
The moon on Valentine's night
of one of our customers and friends is the history of Pollock Pines:
"One day a
neighbor’s new baby died.
Times were hard in the 30′s. There was little money, so the parents put
the baby in a shoe box for burial. Mrs. Dumont couldn’t bear the
thought and cut up one of her daughters' fancy dresses to line a small
homemade coffin for the baby." Read
the history of what would become Pollock Pines and of our friends at Fifty
Cornelia's Meadow, named after Bryna's
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. 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."
Hill Brewery was opened in 1999. The
barrel brewhouse is located on the same grounds as the winery. Gold
Hill produces seasonals and new beers periodically. For instance, a
Winter Spiced Ale was introduced last winter and last summer an
American Wheat was offered for some time. 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
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.
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 and horse-drawn carriages.
Planneris a free
PDF which includes sources
photography, floral designs, local lodging, party
cupcakes, caterers, DJs, MCs, musicians, linens, wedding insurance and
horse-drawn carriage services.
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.