BUCKLIN ~ Old Hill Ranch winery was founded
in 2000 by the four Bucklin
siblings: Arden, Kate, Ted and Will. Will Bucklin
has been a vintner for over 25 years, working in France, Australia,
Sonoma, Mendocino and Oregon.
OLD HILL RANCH ~ Our 24-acre vineyard is a dry-farmed Zinfandel field blend. Average yields of Old Hill
rarely exceed one and a quarter tons per acre.
ZINFANDEL ~ Technically, Old Hill is a Field Blend. Most of the grapes
are Zinfandel, however there are at least 14 other varieties interspersed throughout. Grenache, Petite Syrah, Carignane, and
Alicante to name a few.
2000 ~ Our inaugural release has great intensity. Aromas of
plum and ripe cherry are framed inthe
characteristic mint spice components typical of Old Hill wines.
The wine is elegant and approachable on the palate, with considerable
VALLEY ~ Old Hill Ranch is located in Glen
Ellen, across Highway 12 from Arrowood Winery and just north
of BR Cohn Winery.
VINEYARD ESTABLISHED 1885 ~ Old Hill has been said to be the
oldest vineyard in Sonoma County.
Sullivan, Zinfandel - A
History of a Grape and its Wine, pp 139.