We are grateful to be featured in Sonoma Magazine’s Pair Wine With Wildflowers Along These Sonoma County Routes. Along with other amazing wineries, we were chosen as a stop-worthy visit along Olivet Road.
Hook & Ladder Vineyard & Winery: The DeLoaches San Francisco firefighter Cecil De Loach and his wife, Christine, purchased the Barbieri Ranch and its vineyards in the Olivet District in 1970. After selling their DeLoach Vineyards to Jean-Charles Boisset in 2003, they moved their winery operations to the Barbieri site (planted in 1905) and named it Hook & Ladder. Their grandson, Jason DeLoach, is the winemaker. A benefit to visiting Hook & Ladder is that Jason produces merlot, cabernet sauvignon and red blends from the family’s Chalk Hill vineyard, Los Amigos. In the tasting room, they join pinot noir, old-vine zinfandel and chardonnay as options to try and buy. The firefighting theme (Cecil DeLoach was a San Francisco firefighter) is particularly poignant, honoring those who have battled wildfires in recent years.
We love Sonoma County and the space we are fortunate enough to occupy. Of course, Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year and we love to share our space with our guests. You can make a reservation with us online to book a tasting at our scenic location right off of Sonoma County Routes.