Harvest Festival

Make plans to visit Villa del Monte Winery during The Summit Wineries Harvest Festival.   On October 4 and 5, The Summit Wineries, a wine trail consisting of five wineries in the Summit Road vicinity in Los Gatos, will host special tastings*. Villa del Monte Winery will be open from noon to 5 pm on both October …

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Open for Wine Tasting on September 27 and 28

Fall has arrived, bringing slightly cooler weather and significantly less traffic on Highway 17!  This is the perfect time to visit Villa del Monte Winery. We will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on both Saturday and Sunday (September 27 and 28).  If you visit us, ask for a peek inside …

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This Week’s Winery Happenings: Crush, Press, Taste, Repeat

We are looking forward to a busy week of harvesting, crushing, pressing, and, of course, wine tasting. Tomorrow, we will harvest and crush Cabernet Sauvignon from the LindHill Viineyard, located at about 2250 feet elevation above Lexington Dam near downtown Los Gatos.  Located above the fog line, the vineyard gets full sun so the grapes …

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Downtown Campbell Wine Walk returns on September 17

Meet Villa del Monte winemakers, Neil and John, and taste a selection of our wines at the Downtown Campbell Fall Wine Walk on Wednesday, September 17.   We will be pouring at Rocket Fizz, a candy shop located at the corner of E. Campbell Avenue and 2nd Street.  The wine walk will run from 5 pm …

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Capitola Art and Wine Festival on September 13 and 14

We are thrilled to be participating in the 32nd Annual Capitola Art and Wine Festival in Capitola Village on September 13 and 14.  This will be our first time at this festival which features live entertainment, a kid’s craft area, more than 160 artists, 20+ Santa Cruz Mountains wineries, and about a dozen local food vendors. …

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Deer Park now carries Villa del Monte Wines

We are thrilled to announce that Deer Park Wine & Spirits in Aptos now carries two of our wines: Villa del Monte 2009 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard and Villa del Monte 2011 Cabernet Santa Cruz Mountains LindHill Vineyard.  If you have not yet tried our 2011 Cabernet, you can read about it in this …

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Harvesting Pinot Noir at Villa del Monte Winery

The 2014 harvest has started at Villa del Monte Winery.  On Saturday, we harvested Pinot Noir, our first grapes for the 2014 season, from two small vineyards in the Summit Road area.  Our field crew started picking the grapes at 8 am and we finished processing the 4-1/2 tons of Pinot before noon. The grapes …

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Open for wine tasting on August 30 and 31

Labor Day, the symbolic end of summer, is quickly approaching.  Be sure to plan time in your schedule for a visit with us.  Villa del Monte Winery (23076 Summit Road in Los Gatos) will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on August 30 and 31.  We will have a selection of …

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Stroll the Alameda Wine Tasting Event in San Jose

Villa del Monte Winery will be participating in the 4th Annual Stroll the Alameda from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday, August 24 near downtown San Jose.  Wineries will be paired with local businesses during this event which is sponsored by the Shasta/Hanchett Park Neighborhood Association in conjunction with the Alameda Business Association. You’ll find …

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Getting Ready for the 2014 Grape Harvest at Villa del Monte Winery

We spent the weekend getting the winery organized for our upcoming bottling extravaganza.  If all goes as planned, we will bottle 1200 cases of Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot next weekend.  A big thank you in advance to our winery helpers!  After we finish bottling, we will be ready to receive this year’s harvest. The …

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