Join us to enjoy the wines and talk with the winemakers of Vine Hill. Vine Hill Winery has a long and fascinating history going back to the days of early California statehood. The Vine Hill District was established by Brothers George and John Jarvis, et. al in April, 1867. By the 1870s the Jarvis brothers were making about 14,000 cases of wine a year and nine of the county’s 16 vintners were located on Vine Hill.
In 1968, David Bruce of Pinot Noir fame, purchased the land and replaced the Zinfandel with Pinot Noir. In 1974, David Bruce sold to Ken Burnap. Ken was a young Los Angeles restaurateur with a passion for Pinot Noir. Ken took up the flag and began making great wines. Nearby, the Smothers Brothers purchased the old Villa Fontenay, the original Vine Hill, and began making wine under the name Vine Hill, Inc. With Ken and a few others as their leaders, the Santa Cruz Mountains winemakers established the present day boundaries of the AVA in 1981.
Today at Vine Hill they carry on the traditions of great winemaking. By committing to using premium grapes, allowing each terroir to express its characteristics in the wine, and using sustainable vineyard and winery practices, we bring to you the very best of Vine Hill.