Personalized wine labels from Villa del Monte Winery

Looking for the ideal party favor for an upcoming event?  Want a unique client gift to thank top accounts and customers?   Planning a family reunion and want to serve something delicious and customized?  Need a wine to serve at a celebration, such as a wedding, a significant anniversary, or a graduation?  Consider bottles of wine …

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Villa del Monte Winery November Newsletter

We sent the Villa del Monte November Newsletter to our subscribers last month. In case you didn’t get it, you can sign up to receive the next quarterly newsletter, which we will send in February.  It goes well with a glass of Villa del Monte Winery 2009 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay.  Happy reading!

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Thanksgiving food and wine pairing

Are you entertaining for the holidays?  Greet your guests with a glass of Villa del Monte Chardonnay to sip as they mingle and catch up with family and friends.  For the main course – typically turkey, pork, or a vegetarian entrée – our Pinot is a great choice since the low acidity and low tannins will not …

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Villa del Monte Winery settles in for the winter

We had our first big storm last night—hail, thunder, lightning, low temps, several inches of rain, and a light dusting of snow across the peaks.  Hard to believe that this same microclimate saw temperatures of 100 degrees and more shortly before harvest—just in time to give a beautiful finishing touch and perfect balance of acid, …

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Saratoga Village Holiday Wine Stroll

Forget the mall on Black Friday!  Do your shopping with a glass of wine in hand!  Villa del Monte wine, that is.  Tickets are on sale now for the first ever Holiday Wine Stroll in downtown Saratoga, where you can shop in a relaxed atmosphere while sipping a glass of Villa del Monte wine and strolling through …

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Vineyard Math

During harvest, we are often asked math questions.  How many tons of grapes come from an acre of vineyard?  How many bottles of wine come from a ton of grapes?  If Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers, how many… Ok, just joking about that last one. But, seriously, we hear the first two questions …

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The sweet smell of Merlot in the morning

Mother Nature tried her best to derail the 2010 harvest with a cool summer, late heat, and early rain, but the grapes prevailed!  This morning, we picked nearly seven tons of Merlot from the Moon Vineyard in Carneros near Napa.  The acids and sugars were perfect, making the grapes truly “ripe for the pickin’.”   We …

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Villa del Monte Wine Club News

We are pleased to announce that Villa del Monte Wine Club shipments are scheduled for early November. Think of the fun of sharing new wines with family and friends over the holidays!  If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still time to do so!   At Villa del Monte Winery, we handcraft wine in small …

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A wonderful scent is in the air

All around us, there are wonderful food smells. But nothing, no nothing, beats walking into the winery during these days of crush.  The winery is filled with the aromas from two tons of freshly crushed Pinot from the Regan Vineyard in Corralitos, CA.  The cherry aroma hits you first and is quickly followed by the …

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A big shout out to our Yelp visitors

A big “thanks for visiting us” to the folks who found on us on Yelp and stopped by to taste wine. It was a pleasure to meet you and we commend your timing!  You got to see the winery in full action as we pressed Syrah, crushed Cabernet, and punched down the Pinot.  Thanks for …

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