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Ned Hill

Son of a Sonoma wine-growing pioneer, Vineyard Manager Ned Hill began learning the art and science of vineyard management as soon as he could stand on his own two feet. Today, he tends Ram’s Gate Winery’s estate vineyards, and has since the winery’s inception. The twenty-eight planted acres surrounding the winery supply grapes for our small lot Estate Pinot Noir, sparkling wines and future Grenache, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Situated above miles of marshland on a Southern Carneros hillside, Ram’s Gate’s estate vineyards benefit from a long, cool growing season. The constant Bay influence keeps the climate temperate at all times of day and year, allowing the grapes to develop gradually to full maturity with enviable complexity and depth.

This fortunate fruit is made even more so under the expert eye and indefatigable care of Ned Hill, who is a veritable vine whisperer, brimming with explanations, ideas and solutions at every turn. Ned and Winemaker Jeff Gaffner work closely together to grow the most balanced and delicious fruit possible for Ram’s Gate Winery’s estate collection.

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