Hill Family Estate Wine Dinner with Ryan Hill at Carolina Exotic Car Club May 17, 2024
In 1981, Doug and Darci Hill settled down on an acre of land at the northern edge of Yountville. Their children, Ryan and Carly, grew up playing in the vineyards, tending chickens, and played baseball and basketball. They also helped their neighbors grow organic fruits and vegetables for the local restaurants including Thomas Keller’s world renowned French Laundry restaurant.
Hill Family Estate produced their first wines in 2001, and today are making a wide range of highly rated wines from Atlas Peak, Carneros, and Oak Knoll. They are 100% family-farmed, family-owned and family-operated, just the way we like things at Taylor's :)
Ryan Hill is the Vice President and Director of Sales for Hill Family Estate. He graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Wine Business Strategies. Prior to becoming involved with Hill Family Estate, Hill worked in the hospitality business as a dishwasher, busser, food runner, server and sommelier. Hill has worked at Gordon's, Bouchon, George's at The Cove and Nine Ten restaurants. His love for food and wine developed in the restaurant business and has carried through to Hill Family Estate. Ryan resides in Napa with his family, where he continues to grow the business while celebrating his family roots of fourth generation farming in the Napa Valley.