About Historic Hop Kiln
The historic Walters Ranch Hop Kiln, situated prominently at the center stage, stands as a symbol of the care, quality, craftsmanship and longevity that goes into every bottle of HKG Estate Wine. The Hop Kiln also serves as our Tasting Room and Marketplace.
This structure served the important hop industry of California's north coast region, once the major hop-growing area in the west. Built in 1905 by a crew of Italian stonemasons, it represents the finest existing example of its type. The building consists of three stone kilns for drying hops and an attached wooden cooling barn with a two-story press for baling hops.
California Registered Historical Landmark No 893
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation, May 1, 1977.