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Hook & Ladder Winery

2134 Olivet Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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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. In the early seventies, the De Loaches decided to acquire additional vineyard land.

For several years they watched others make notable wine from their grapes before making the decision to produce wine under the De Loach label in 1975.

More than three decades later, Cecil and Christine sold that label and have continued their winemaking skills at the helm of a small family winery that employs a simple philosophy - craft exceptional wines, from the highest quality grapes, that people love to drink.

We consider each step of the winemaking process an opportunity to showcase the distinctive flavors contained within our carefully cultivated grapes. Every bottle of wine is a worthy representation of the best effort from each and every person at Hook and Ladder Vineyards and Winery.
AVAs Where Wines Are From:
Russian River Valley
Prominent Wines Produced:
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Petite Sirah
Pinot Noir
Port / Dessert Wine
Sauvignon Blanc / Fume Blanc
Wines, Other: Red Wine Blends
Tasting Room Info:
Days / Hours Tasting Room is Open: Our Winery tasting room offers tasting daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is located on Olivet Road in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. Winery and vineyard tours are available by appointment.

Group Tastings of 8 people or more are available with a reservation, please contact the winery to schedule a tasting reservation for large groups. We also offer, Private, VIP tastings and tours for groups of any size, by appointment.

Our tasting room is situated inside the winery’s production facility at the Barbieri Ranch, one of the Russian River Valley’s oldest vineyards, dating back to 1905.
Picnic Area
Tasting Fee Description: Our $10 tasting fee, includes our guests choice of 5 different wines from our lovely Estate Grown, Russian River Valley vineyards. Our tasting fee will be waived upon a 2 bottle purchase.
Tours and Visitor Experiences:
Tours/Hikes Description and Times: Join us for a private tasting of some of our reserve and estate wines while we show our guests around our picturesque vineyards surrounding the winery as well as a stop into the barrel room and our production pad to see what our winemaking team is working on.
Vineyard Tours
Winery Tours
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