Hop Barn Hill

Russian River Valley

This was purchased by Uncle Tony Bondi in the late 1950’s. It was one of the last remaining hop ranches. Uncle Tony purchased it with the intention of paving it over to put a trailer park on it. These were very fashionable and profitable ventures in the 1950’s. He had the plans drawn, yet unfortunately he died in a freak tractor accident before he could implement his vision. Thankfully for us, Lee Sr inherited the property and kept farming the apple orchards and vineyards currently on it. Later Lee Sr created his own vision for the property and renovated the old Hop Kiln as our winery and the old Hop Barn as our tasting room in the 1980’s…which we still use today.

Specifications

Appellation
Russian River Valley
Varietals Planted
Syrah
Soil Information
Huichicha
Soil characteristics
Clay
Rootstock
420
Year Acquired
1961
Year Planted
1996