Malbec Makes for a Perfect Pairing

Villa del Monte 2013 Malbec is reviewed in the latest issue of Good Times Santa Cruz.  Our Malbec is a single-varietal, single-vineyard wine from the warm weather Paicines AVA in San Benito County. We will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on March 25 and 26. Come on by to taste …

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Winemaker Wednesday at Shadowbrook Restaurant

We hope you can join us for Winemaker Wednesday at the wonderful Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola on Wednesday, March 15. From 5 pm to 8 pm, Villa del Monte winemakers Neil and John will pour a flight of our wines in the Rock Room Bar. A complimentary hors d’oeuvre prepared by the Shadowbrook chefs will …

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Vintner’s Select Makes the News

Villa del Monte 2012 Vintner’s Select is reviewed in the latest issue of Good Times Santa Cruz.  Our second red blend combines Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon and Carneros Merlot. The fruitiness and softness of the Merlot is balanced by the structure and intensity of the Cabernet. The wine features a colorful and festive label …

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Wine Tasting, Wine Club, and Local Honey

We will be open for wine tasting and wine club pick ups from noon to 5 pm on November 19 and 20. Make plans now to visit the winery, located at 23076 Summit Road in Los Gatos, to taste a selection of our award-winning wines. Over the weekend, we will be selling local Santa Cruz …

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Wine Tasting and Wine Club Pick Ups

We will be open for wine tasting and wine club pick ups from noon to 5 pm on October 29 and 30.  The Wine Club shipment includes one bottle each of: 2014 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Clos de Madrone Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Villa Festa Vineyard 2010 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon …

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Thank you!

The signs tell the story.  We are so grateful and indebted to the 2000+ firefighters and emergency responders who have worked to protect our beautiful mountain community during the devastating Loma fire.  We appreciate the concern of our many wine club members and winery friends who have checked to be sure that we are OK. …

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A Pressing Day

Earlier this month, we harvested and crushed Zinfandel from Santa Clara Valley and Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Since then, the grapes have been going through primary fermentation in open top fermenters. We have been punching down the cap by hand three times per day as it is important to keep the pulp …

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Where to find us at the Capitola Art and Wine Festival

One of our favorite events is coming up this weekend — the 34th Annual Capitola Art and Wine Festival!  This free festival is always a fun weekend filled with wine, art, music, and food in the beauty and charm of Capitola Village. Our booth will be located at the corner of Monterey Avenue and Capitola …

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2016 Harvest Begins

The 2016 harvest has started!  Every year is different, with weather being a big determinant as to when harvest starts and which grapes ripen first.  The El Niño rains from earlier this year have resulted in higher yields than in 2015 (thank goodness!) and, so far, the grapes seem to be consistently balanced and flavorful. …

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