Grgich Hills Estate Winery

Austin E. Hills

austinhillsAustin Hills received his A.B. degree from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Columbia University. He began working at Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc. as an assistant coffee buyer, then as Assistant Market Research Director, Acting Secretary, Secretary, Vice President, and finally as Chairman of the Board. Austin was a director of the firm from 1960 until 1976 and served as a member of the Finance Committee, the Marketing Policy Committee, and the Executive Committee.
 
Mr. Hills’ many business activities include:
1973-1976: Director of the Pacific Coast Coffee Association;
1975-1976: President and Director of the Pacific Coast Coffee Association;
1976-1994: Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California;
1972-1997: Founder and General Partner of Hills Vineyards;
1974-1998: Founder and General Partner of Olive Hills Vineyard;
1975-1998: Founder and President of Hills Vineyards, Inc., a vineyard management company operating in the Napa Valley;
1977-Present:  Cofounder and Director of Grgich Hills Cellar; 
1988-Present: Founder and President of Hills Exploration Corp.;
1991-1999: Director of Milton National Bank;
1999-Present: Founder and President of Hills Vineyard, Inc., a grower and distributor of olive oil;
2000-Present: Cofounder and Secretary of Hills Capital Management