The Napa Valley Register’s recent articles about Jeff Hill and Hill Wine Company (“Trefethen sues Hill Wine for nonpayment,” Sept. 7) have elicited a flurry of inquires about my business operations. I wanted to confirm that my family and my businesses are not involved in any of the situations recently published in your paper.
I, Doug Hill, and my vineyard management company, Oak Knoll Farming, are not in any way connected to Jeff Hill and his business entities. Alongside Darci Hill, Ryan Hill and Carly Hill, I own and operate Hill Family Estate, which has occupied the Antique Fair on Washington Street in Yountville since 2006. Our wine business, Hill Family Estate, is in no way affiliated with Hill Wine Company.
My family, employees, and I enjoy very strong relationships with local residents, including fellow farmers, vintners, and our neighbors at large, and are very grateful for the support and patronage of our friends here in the Napa Valley.
Doug Hill / Yountville