The History

The Vineyard

Born from a dream of producing the best wine in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Betty and Bill Broll founded Broll Mountain Vineyards in 1998.  When Betty and Bill first saw the 25 acres of rustic land perched on top of a mountain overlooking Murphys, they knew that with love and vision, they had found an amazing piece of property that could make their dream become reality.  Immediately the transformation to Broll Mountain Vineyards began.  From their mantra of “good wine can only come from good grapes,” pre-existing vines were fused with the best root stock available.  Dirt was carved out of the mountain.  An old mine was closed off.  New vines were planted.  Beautiful new buildings with Tuscan influence were erected and pre-existing structures were modified.  Mining artifacts from the California Gold Rush found on the property were put on display.  Hundreds of olive trees and roses were planted, as well as other lush landscaping.  What was once a small mountain vineyard in disrepair is now the lush Broll Mountain Vineyards of today that produces award-winning wines.

The Tasting Room

In 2001, Betty and Bill purchased a dilapidated building on the east end of Main Street in Murphys with the vision of transforming it into a tasting room.  Unfortunately, after purchase it was determined that the building had unreinforced walls and could not be safely modified.  Without breaking stride, Betty and Bill decided to completely transform the entire property and build two new buildings out of oversized rough hewn pine and iron to reflect the artistry of their wine.  Many agree that the Broll Mountain Vineyards tasting room is an incredible sight where Broll Mountain Vineyards wine can be enjoyed.