Tag Archives | 2011 harvest

Villa del Monte Wine Futures

Last weekend, Villa del Monte Wine Club members had the opportunity to buy wine futures, by the case, at a 40% discount.  Buying wine futures refers to buying wine after it is made, but before it is bottled and labeled.  The wine will be held in the barrel at the winery for another year and …

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Bottling Day!

It’s here–bottling day. Well, actually it’s bottling weekend.  This is an exciting time at Villa del Monte Winery. We are planning to bottle several new releases this weekend, including: 2012 Pinot Santa Cruz Mountains 2011 Syrah Santa Clara Valley 2011 Merlot Reserve Carneros 2011 Cabernet Reserve Santa Cruz Mountains 2010 Late Harvest Zinfandel Santa Clara …

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Happy New Year from Villa del Monte Winery

At Villa del Monte Winery, we are looking forward to 2013 as we will be releasing several new wines for your enjoyment.  “We are excited to introduce some new vineyards that showcase the Santa Cruz Mountains, such as William Vincent in the Summit Road area and LindHill in the Lexington hills,” says winemaker John Overstreet.  …

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Villa del Monte Winery July Newsletter

Did you receive our July newsletter? If not, be sure to check it out so you can read about: our wine and chocolate tasting on July 28 and 29 the recent Wine Club shipment upcoming bottlings events finding our wine in San Mateo County and more! As always, our newsletter pairs well with a glass of Villa …

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Wine Tasting in July

We will be open for tastings from Noon to 5 pm on July 28 and 29. Taste our award-winning wines, including the 2009 Merlot Reserve which won a Silver medal at the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Since we will be making final preparations for our August bottlings, we might even do a little …

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Villa del Monte Winery January newsletter

Did you receive our January newsletter? If not, be sure to check it out so you can read about our latest award, a review of the 2011 harvest, and our upcoming events.  As always, our newsletter pairs well with a glass of Villa del Monte wine!

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2011 Harvest — A Look Back and a Look Ahead

As 2011 comes to a close, we asked our winemakers, John Overstreet and Neil Perrelli, to describe 2011 from a winemaker perspective and to make some predictions about the harvest. “What a year!  The growing season started out with late spring rains and continued with cool-to-moderate temperatures.  The early rains happened during bloom and resulted …

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Villa del Monte Winery December newsletter

Did you receive our December newsletter? If not, be sure to check it out so you can read about our winery activities on December 10 and 11, the 2011 harvest, upcoming events, and other news. We wish you a lovely holiday season, filled with good friends, good times, and good wine!

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A Celebration of the Fall Bounty

The Fall harvest is nearly done. While the grapes ferment, it is a great time to try out some new recipes. Susan Ward Tarner, host of a featured cooking show on Helena Civic Television called Cooking with Susan, Slow Food, Montana Style, has paired the October 2011 Villa del Monte Wine Club selections with some of …

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There’s a new Zin in town

We are expanding our offerings by adding a 2011 Zinfandel to our list of varietals.  Harvested earlier this week from 20-year old vines in the Santa Clara Valley Appellation, the clusters looked great. And, as is characteristic of this varietal, there were a few raisins which should add some rich fig undertones to the finished …

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