Determining Our Crop Projections

Determining Our Crop Projections

Managing Napa vineyards is a year-round job. Since each year presents variances in temperature, precipitation, wind, or other conditions, and vineyard managers respond to changes differently, every vintage is unique. For the same reasons, the volume will also be...
A Little About Our Bottling Process

A Little About Our Bottling Process

As you peruse the wine aisle, you see hundreds or even thousands of those beautiful wine bottles with eye-catching labels and sometimes whimsical or foreign names. Have you ever wondered how the superb deep red, pink, or white wines make the transition from the...
Removing and Replacing A Vineyard

Removing and Replacing A Vineyard

Over time, the output from older grapevines begins to diminish. Although vines can often live 50 to 100 years or more with care, the grapes tend to become smaller, and the flavors change, sometimes becoming more concentrated. For the vineyard manager and their wine...
Paella Recipe Paired with Newly Released 2019 Albariño

Paella Recipe Paired with Newly Released 2019 Albariño

While the “wine police” are not likely to arrest you for non-compliance, some wines pair quite naturally with particular dishes. Historically, white wines are suggested as the best complement for seafood and chicken dishes, while reds tend to be served with red meats....
2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir Release

2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir Release

On the spectrum between the refreshing crispness of excellent white wines and the robust, deep flavors of our award-winning reds is our delightful Hill Family Estate’s 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir. Napa Valley’s Hill Family Estate, one of the best wineries in Napa Valley,...
Live Tastings and Tours

Live Tastings and Tours

Although we are closed during the coming weeks, being housebound does not mean that you must forego your early spring Napa wine tasting experiences at Hill Family Estate. In fact, we have arranged virtual wine tastings, an expert-led tour of one of our select Napa...