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6050 Westside Road 
Healdsburg, CA 95448 
(707) 433-8162 fax 

Location: About 6 miles southwest of Healdsburg. From Highway 101 northbound take the Healdsburg Downtown exit; southbound take the Westside Road exit. Head west on Mill Street, which turns into Westside Road. Proceed approximately 6 miles to the winery. Hours open for visits and tastings: Daily 10:00 A.M.- 5:00 PM., except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 
Wheelchairs accommodated? Yes. 

Charge for tasting? $7. 
Charge for tasting applied towards purchase of bottled wines.
Typical wines offered: HKG Chardonnay, HKG Pinot Noir, HKG Pinot Grigio, HKG Rose of Pinot Noir, Big Red (red blend), Thousand Flowers (white blend). 
Sales of wine related items? Yes, deli cheeses, meats, bread, and crackers. Mustards, vinegars, oils, chocolate. Magnets, wine openers, t-shirts, logo glasses, coasters, magnets. 

Picnic area open to the public? Yes. 
Special events or wine-related programs? Winter Vineland, first weekend in February. Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting, first weekend in March.

A Tradition of Excellence


Hop Kiln Winery - "Home of HKG Premium Estate Wines"
Located in the scenic Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, Hop Kiln is a California historic landmark. This property has been a working ranch since the 1880?s. Hop Kiln was built in 1905, by owner Sol Walters, to process hops that flourished on farms in the sunny, cool weather along the Russian River. The majestic, 3-story Hop Kiln, built by Italian stone masons led by Angelo "Skinny" Sodini was completed in just 35 days. At this time, there were 100 kilns in CA, and hops were, at one point, the number three crop in the state. In the mid 1940?s, the hops industry suffered due to a mold called Downey Mildew and fourteen years of prohibition, causing Hop Kiln to become idle. Although grapes were grown on the ranch since the 19th century, the wine was only produced for family use until 1975 when the historic barn and kiln were converted to a bonded winery.
In 2006, the winery introduced a premium label showcasing estate wines referred to as HKG - Hop Kiln Grown. In the past several years, close to 100 acres of the 248 acre ranch have been replanted and now house mostly Burgundian style wines - 75 acres of Pinot Noir, 15 acres of Chardonnay, and 5 acres of Pinot Grigio. Located on the middle reach of the Russian River, the winery's goal is to create highly focused, distinct estate wines from each phase of planting. Few properties possess the unique soil types and variations of terrain on a singe continuous ranch. In addition, cutting- edge technology and equipment enhances highly efficient farming. Hop Kiln is overseen by vineyard manager, David Smith, and winemaker Chuck Mansfield. Mansfield is definitely one winemaker to watch as he's achieved some serious results for someone who just celebrated his 27th birthday!
With the addition of the HKG label, Hop Kiln now produces two labels. The HKG estate wines are the premium estate offerings, while traditional proprietary blends, Thousand Flowers and Big Red, are still being produced as homage to the past.

written by Hop Kiln Winery


Situated in the Russian River Valley Appellation just outside the town of Healdsburg, Hop Kiln Winery offers the visitor a chance to relax and enjoy what Sonoma County has to offer---rolling hills, vineyard views, a picturesque duck pond whose inhabitants will join you for a picnic lunch.

Inside the Tasting Room our knowledgeable staff will guide you through a tasting of our wines.

Open daily 10 - 5


6050 Westside Road

Healdsburg, CA 95448

(707)433-6491 Fax (707)433-8162



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