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The property that Hop Kiln Winery is located on was originally developed in the 19th century. In 1905, the Walters Family constructed a hop kiln on the land and was involved in the beer industry until the 1950s. The first wine was produced on the property in 1975.

Hop Kiln’s vineyards are planted on diverse terrain that ranges from the flats adjacent to the Russian River to hillside land. The majority of the vines are either Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.

The 2005 Thousand Flowers is a very interesting blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat Canelli. The winery recommends serving this wine with Thai or Chinese food.

Hop Kiln produces several other wines including the 2005 non-oaked Chardonnay, 2004 Estate Chardonnay, 2004 Windmill Chardonnay, 2005 Rosa Bellissima, and a Zinfandel-based blend called “Big Red.”

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