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Hop Kiln Winery

6050 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-6491

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 5 pm
$7 Tasting Fee
10% case discount
  Historic Hop Kiln
Price Range:   $16 to $38 per bottle
Established:   1975
Vineyards:   70+ acres
  10,000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes
Winery Dog:   Ducks on the pond

Hop Kiln Winery Description

As you drive down Westside Road, check out the large, three-towered structure that is the historic home of Hop Kiln Winery. The distinctive kiln was originally built in 1905 by Italian stonemasons to process the hops that flourished on nearby farms. In the 1950s the kiln went idle, and in 1975 the facility became a bonded winery.
An extensive lawn fronts the old stone building and a shaded picnic area; a pond is off to the west side of the historic barn, now a tasting room. The barn’s old wooden floors, heavy architectural beams and rock walls contribute to its historic character. A fully stocked gift shop and gourmet market provide plenty of browsing options while you taste their flavorful wines in a dramatic old-California setting. Drink in the gorgeous views, warm hospitality and delicious richly flavored vintages.  There is a tantalizing array of private-label food items and gifts available.
The winery produces HKG Pinot Noir, HKG Chardonnay, HKG Pinot Grigio, HKG Rose of Pinot Noir, Big Red (red blend), and Thousand Flowers (white blend). HKG stands for Hop Kiln Grown, so all HKG wines are estate grown.

Hop Kiln Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Pinot Noir
Estate Grown Wines
Pinot Grigio
Gift Shop - Special
Food Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
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Hop Kiln Winery Reviews

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Mustard and Wine
emyann, Santa Rosa
The best part of this place is the building. That isn't to say the wines and mustard variety do not speak for themselves. But, the building is magnificent. The wine is good and the mustards make this a perfect place to try!

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Great Experience!
jdlivermore, Livermore
Variety of wines to taste. Enjoyed their sav. blanc and pinot. Friendly staff that gave us tips on good places to eat. Great atmosphere with old pictures and a historic ambiance. Our favorite place of the day.

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Crowded, Nothing Special
Tina, Benecia
It's a very cool building (re-purposed from beer-making as you can tell from the name). The tasting room is huge; there are lots of tables with lots of food samples (mustards, hot sauces, etc.) which is kind of fun but also kind of distracting from the wines. The day we went (summer weekend), it was extremely crowded. Though there is a pretty big tasting bar, we had to wait for a while to get a space, and felt kind of rushed to taste because of the crowd at the bar and the others waiting to taste. I think the staff tried, but there wasn't much personal attention here. The wines were not standouts, which I would expect for the prices. I would rather visit smaller producers in the area.

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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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