It is no coincidence that William Hill Estate Winery was designed with the winemaker in mind. Our vineyard is just outside the winery door, giving winemaker Ralf Holdenried the freedom to be involved in every aspect of the winemaking process. During harvest, Ralf can track how the flavors are developing on the vines and then taste from the fermentation tanks, almost instantaneously. The ultimate workshop for artisan winemaking, our winery supports Ralf's approach of carving out vineyard blocks and letting their flavors develop individually before blending.
"The number of tanks and barrels we have in relation to the grapes on the land means I can make decisions about blending once the individual lots have had a chance to show their true potential," explains Ralf. "This winery facilitates an artistic influence over the wine."
And our artist in residence, so to speak, masterfully transforms our grapes into a collection of exquisite wines.