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Hook & Ladder

2134 Olivet Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 526-2255

Tasting:   Open 10 to 4:30pm
Complimentary Tasting
  Tours by Appointment
  All estate wines
Price Range:   $10 to $35 per bottle
Established:   2003
Vineyards:   375 acres
  35,000 cases
Winery Dog:   Daisy

Hook & Ladder Description

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. They founded the very successful De Loach Winery which they sold in 2003. The Hook  & Ladder Winery was founded a year later focusing on their Russian River Valley estate vineyards.

Cecil retired from the San Francisco Fire Department in 1982 after a 16-year career. His time as a fireman was as influential to forming his character as nearly any other aspect of his life. He chose the name "Hook & Ladder Winery" for his latest winery project to honor his years on the fire truck.

The winery and tasting room is back off the highway in a cluster of buildings surrounded by wine making equipment. The tasting room shares space with oak barrels brimming with wine. The hospitable staff will lead you through a tasting of their Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer and some nice blends including, The Tillerman and Station Ten.

Over the years the family has joined the winery business. The oldest grandson Jason De Loach is the new winemaker; son Michael De Loach heads up marketing and granddaughter Sarah De Loach oversees West Coast sales.



Hook & Ladder Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
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fun place to stop
mikesq, Marshfield
We really enjoyed stopping here. The tasking room is part barrel room and there was fire department related paraphernalia on the walls. They have a wonderful desert wine and their prices are quite good.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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