Observations

"There's a lot of wildlife that either lives here or passes through – everything from deer to bobcats to mountain lions to wild turkeys to foxes, coyotes, and all kinds of birds. It's interesting and enjoyable to see these animals moving around, coming
and going."

—H. William Harlan

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Observations

"It's been only 160 years since California became a state. There's really been no one living on the estate's land since the native people were here. They were nomad hunters and I still find their arrowheads and grinding stones."

—H. William Harlan

Primordial creek bed behind Hill House

Observations

"As I was tasting these wines, I tried to imagine the estate that it came from before it was settled, forbidding in its silence, a silence that its early settlers may have found frightening but that also underscored the beauty of an unconquered territory containing the promise of riches to be unearthed."

—Olivier Berggruen

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