Located in an appellation known for world-class wines, this lovely property has been home to our family for over a hundred years. High in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Soquel, the vineyards enjoy sunny days, moderate nights and a long, cool growing season. Grapes ripen gently here and develop a depth of flavor that is distinctive to meticulous dry farming.
Hunter Hill wines are clean, fruity and finished. Through each step of the process, from hand pruning the grape clusters through delicate fermentation and graceful aging on American and French Oak, the wines of Hunter Hill are nurtured by an expert craftsman.
Our winemaker, Vann Slatter, follows a simple guiding principle: great wines are easy to make with well-loved, beautiful fruit. It is a philosophy that has brought a sophisticated audience and top-tier acclaim to Hunter Hill. Our 2002 Syrah beat out wines from 600 California wineries to receive the prestigious Golden Bear - a unanimous selection as California's Best Wine in 2005. We’ve received many accolades since then. Most recently, our 2012 Estate Pinot Noir was honored with a Gold Medal and our 2012 Chardonnay was awarded a Silver Medal, at the 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition.
Visit the Hunter Hill tasting room and sample our remarkable Estate varietals. We invite you to stand at the redwood bar overlooking the forests of Nisene Marks, or take a seat by the fountain and enjoy a quiet view of the vineyards. You'll enjoy the experience.
Salut! The Slatter Family and Team
Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery 7099 Glen Haven Road
Soquel, CA 95073
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Private tastings for groups can be arranged by appointment.