Hop Kiln Winery

707.938.7622 13647 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
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Since the first vintage of wines produced in 1976, the wines quickly became known for their artistic proprietary blends: Thousand Flowers and Big Red. As much as the proprietary blends make up a large part of Hop Kiln’s past, the next generation of excellence came to light with the introduction of our ultra premium label, fondly referred to as “HKG”. In 2006 we began laying down the groundwork for a 100% estate grown wine with the release of the first bottling of HKG. We began the process of replanting the 248-acre property with mostly Burgundian brood: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Coupled with meticulous care by winemaker Chuck Mansfield and vineyard manager, David Smith, the result will be an all-estate production of our HKG starting in 2009. Hop Kiln Winery is committed to preserving the property’s colorful past and adventurous spirit, as well as realizing the full potential of their incredible real estate. Considered one of America’s best examples of a historic kiln still standing, the Read more »

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  • 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...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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