Hook & Ladder Winery

In 1970, San Francisco firefighter Cecil De Loach and his wife Christine staked their claim in the wine grape business by purchasing 24 acres of old-vine Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. In the early seventies, the De Loaches decided to acquire additional vineyard land.

For several years they watched others make notable wine from their grapes before making the decision to produce wine under the De Loach label in 1975.

More than three decades later, Cecil and Christine sold that label and have continued their winemaking skills at the helm of a small family winery that employs a simple philosophy - craft exceptional wines, from the highest quality grapes, that people love to drink.

We consider each step of the winemaking process an opportunity to showcase the distinctive flavors contained within our carefully cultivated grapes. Every bottle of wine is a worthy representation of the best effort from each and every person at Hook and Ladder Vineyards and Winery.

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Hook & Ladder Chardonnay 2016
This pale straw colored Chardonnay leads off with a rich bouquet of apple-butter, honey suckle, lime blossom and notes of lemon candy, which is closely followed by a full mouth of golden delicious apple, citrus, and pear flavors. Hints of lemon and lime compliment the long toasted butter finish.
Item Number: 30621
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Hook & Ladder 'The Tillerman' Red 2014
In fire-fighting parlance, a "tillerman" steers the back of a hook & ladder truck. Hook & Ladder's founder, Cecil De Loach, held this position in the San Francisco Fire Department. The Tillerman red blend exhibits a deep purple and beet red hue, and notes of ripe berries, black cherry, and baking
Item Number: 27387
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Hook & Ladder 'The Tillerman' Red 2013
" This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, and Merlot exhibits a deep purple and beet red hue, and notes of ripe berries, black cherry, and baking spices on the nose. Layered flavors of black currant and raspberry lead to a long finish of spice and dusty cocoa. "~ Winery notes

Hook & Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Our single vineyard Cabernet is aged for up to 17 months in a combination of European and American oak. The wine contains a small amount of Merlot, also from our Los Amigos ranch, to enhance the silky texture of this exquisite Cabernet. This dark maroon Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits bright aromas of

Hook & Ladder 'The Tillerman' Red 2012
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" With The Tillerman we strove for a boldly flavored, balanced, and well-structured red wine. To achieve this we evaluated various lots and varietals produced from the Los Amigos Ranch. The 2012 vintage yielded ripe, richly flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese. We combined

Hook & Ladder 'The Tillerman' Red 2011
"The Tillerman steers the back of the Hook & Ladder truck, a position our founder, Cecil, held for many years in San Francisco. Tillerman, the wine, is deep red-violet in color, possessing complex aromas of black stone fruit with hints of cinnamon and dry herbs. On the palate flavors of cherries and

Hook & Ladder 'Tillerman Estate' Red 2010
"The Tillerman is deep red-violet in color, possessing complex aromas of ripe fruit, and hints of cinnamon and dry herbs. A palate of cherries and leather, with a lingering currant and ripe cranberry finish allow this blend to show well through rich meals, yet not overpower lighter dishes.

Hook & Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
"This deep purple garnet Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits bright aromas of blackberry, chocolate and hints of cherry-tomato. Wine making: Our single vineyard Cabernet is aged for up to 17 months in a combination of European and American oak. " ~ Winery notes

Hook & Ladder Gewurztraminer 2011
"After crushing and de-stemming the hand-harvested grapes, this juice was fermented cold in stainless steel tanks to insure the fresh, fruit-forward flavors and inherent spicy and floral aromas remained prominent. On the palate an elegant mix of pear and apricot flavors pair up with a crisp

Hook & Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
"This single vineyard wine comes from our family's Los Amigos Ranch in the Chalk Hill area of the Russian River Valley.We blended this Cabernet with a small amount of Merlot from the same ranch, and it's aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 20 months." ~ Winery notes

Hook & Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
 "The Vineyards: Grown in the northeast section of the Russian River Valley, this Cabernet Sauvignon is in the sub-appellation of Chalk Hill. Located on our family's Los Amigos Ranch, just south of Healdsburg, these grapes are exposed to warmer days and cool nights. The unique weather of this area

Hook & Ladder Third Alarm Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
"In 1970, San Francisco firefighter Cecil De Loach and his wife Christine purchased twenty-four acres of old-vine Zinfandel in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. For several years they supplied grapes to other noted California winemakers, before making the decision to produce their own wine

Hook & Ladder Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
 "Made with grapes grown on the Los Amigos Ranch in the warmer eastern confines of the Russian River Valley's "Chalk Hill" sub appellation. Black cherry, cardamom spice, vanilla and leather are the aromatic attractions. But it's the black cherry, cranberry and cocoa that stars in this smooth,