Hook & Ladder Winery

707-526-2255 2134 Olivet Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
United States View map

In 1970, San Francisco firefighter Cecil De Loach and his wife Christine staked their claim in the wine grape business by purchasing 24 acres of old-vine Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. In the early seventies, the De Loaches decided to acquire additional vineyard land. For several years they watched others make notable wine from their grapes before making the decision to produce wine under the De Loach label in 1975. More than three decades later, Cecil and Christine sold that label and have continued their winemaking skills at the helm of a small family winery that employs a simple philosophy - craft exceptional wines, from the highest quality grapes, that people love to drink. We consider each step of the winemaking process an opportunity to showcase the distinctive flavors contained within our carefully cultivated grapes. Every bottle of wine is a worthy representation of the best effort from each and every person at Hook and Ladder Vineyards and Winery. On 375 acres situated Read more »

View More

Popular wines by Hook & Ladder Winery

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced by Hook & Ladder Winery View all

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

People getting updates on Hook & Ladder Winery

Page 1 of 9

Hook & Ladder Winery on Snooth

  • Playing right into Andrews point with that Hook & Ladder example.Your three tier discounted wine is an anomaly. Retail is $29.00, the retailer/distributor is diminishing the value of this wine by selling it at the price point you posted. Enough of this and the winery will not be able to sell it retail for their MSRP. At their production levels t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Searching for a Resonable...


  • Hook & Ladder Station Ten 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Being aware of price points for most of the other varietals I have always wondered why the Pinot Noirs are always priced way ahead of the other varietals.It is almost impossible to purchase a Pinot Noir at the same price point/quality as a Cabernet Sauvignon for under $20Now I live in a region where both Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State) and... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Searching for a Resonable...


  • Hook & Ladder Pinot Noir 2013

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by gntop1


  • Hook and Ladder Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2011

    Snoothrank:

    First impression is blueberry pie. Some very nice acidity and red and black cherry coming through on the back end. Not overly complex but definitely a nice mid-week drinker. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Hook & Ladder Winery Russian River Valley Third Alarm Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by erickafilm


  • Hook and Ladder Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Fruit forward and not much oak make this an excellent Russian River chardonnay. Citrus, lemon peel and a bit of stone minerality combine with a medium length finish. This is best with a little air time and served not too chilled. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Here's the report from our trip to the Russian River area and Mendocino.Our normal routine is to split one tasting and then buy one or two bottles of what tasted best.  I find that we can do an adequate job of tasting, visit a decent number of wineries and still be standing at the end of the day.  We visit places which welcome walk-ins and we al... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Seeking Advice for Russian...


  • We're heading back to (my favorite wine region) Russian River the first weekend in October and are looking for advice on what to do and what to expect.  We've been to RRV several times but only during the off season.  Is there anything special we should do at this time of year, and conversely, is there anything we should avoid? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Seeking Advice for Russian...


  •     Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight-...


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 208082Nerevar 208082 Nerevar


  • Description added for this page.

    Page modification by 45822dvoristanac 45822 dvoristanac


1 2 3 4 5  ...  9 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Hook & Ladder Winery wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network