William Hill Estate Winery is a special place. In 1978, visionary vineyard developer William Hill saw the incredible potential of the Silverado Bench, where he built his namesake winery. More than three decades later, our winemaker Mark Williams is making modern wines that speak to the unique terroir of this virtually unknown area of southern Napa Valley.
A confluence of characteristics makes our 140-acre estate an ideal vineyard. Set on a benchland - off the valley floor, but below the steeper slopes of the hills - with a southwestern exposure, the vines bask in abundant sunlight. The vineyard is close to the valley floor climatically, but the volcanic soil and the size and vigor of the vines means William Hill is more like a mountaintop vineyard. These elements translate to elegant, expressive red Bordeaux wines.
To experience William Hill is to discover another side of Napa Valley. A place where extraordinary vineyards are tucked away along the serene Silverado Trail. A place where you can still discover an incredible wine for the first time.
A Napa Valley that is off the beaten path. But make no mistake: this is Napa Valley winemaking at its best. This is a place where some of the world's most extraordinary Chardonnay vineyards lie, just up the road from William Hill. A place where the benchland terroir of our own estate vineyard is virtually unparalleled.William Hill Estate Winery is a unique place, in every sense of the word.
1761 Atlas Peak Road, Napa CA 94558