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“Quaint Family Winery”
Review of Hill Family Estate

Hill Family Estate
Ranked #11 of 44 things to do in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: After three decades of farming grapes for some of Napa Valley's finest wine producers, Doug and the family decided that their family should enter the wine business. Hill Family Estate was born out of the desire for the family to work together - sharing the experience of crafting fine wines that showcased the grapes that Doug farmed and then introducing those wines to the consumer at a tasting room in their hometown, and American foodie capital, Yountville, California. Doug farms the grapes and helps craft the wine and Ryan runs the sales division, working hard to get the Hill Family Estate wines placed in select accounts for you to enjoy. Carly lives and works in San Diego and hosts tastings and dinners in Southern California while Darci can be found at the tasting room, with Jack (the dog) by her side, tending to the flowers and enhancing our curb appeal. Hill Family Estate is the culmination of Doug's vision - a way to share his love of the valley, of farming and of wine with his children and wine lovers everywhere.
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We visited this winery because we stayed in Yountville and it was open later than most other wineries. This is the type of place you come to for the wine and the story behind the winery. They do not get into much detail about how the wine was made or the process as much as it is about the Hill family. This place is like a dusty old novel, it may not look like much but on the inside it has a lot of great character. I really enjoyed their wine overall and the different style of the tour.

Thank Anthony D
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This is a smallish winery, but the wines are superb. We enjoyed a leisurely tasting that included wonderful stories and information along with a lovely cheese plate. Don't miss this one, and enjoy the wine stained guitar, surf board, table and front door!

Thank mjski685
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Fist the drive through Yountville is very nice. Beautiful little California town. Our visit to Hill Family Estates was so nice. We had a very nice tasting with some delicious nibbles and wines. Also, the staining of the baseball bat and guitar was very interesting. And of course, we bought some wine. This place is a winner.

1  Thank Rich L
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This was the only winery/tasting room we visited that strictly stuck to the wines on the menu for the day. Every other place we stopped at had 4-5 wines on the menu, but we ended up tasting more like 10 once the employee got to know us and our tastes a little better. At Hill Family Estate, you get what they list, period. We were excited to see that this was the first winery that had an Albarino on their production list, but we were not allowed to taste it, so we weren't going to buy it.

The most impressive thing about this stop was the mushroom rock garden across the street.

Thank m s
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

The title describes both the host and the tasting room. April was very knowledgeable about her wine as well as the wines in the different regions of Napa. She provided the women I was traveling with good ideas about how to select wines and find the ones we would enjoy for our palate. Her excitement about wine was readily apparent. She went above and beyond to help us celebrate our friend's birthday!

2  Thank Anne S
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