Tag Archives | Cabernet

Our Favorite American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)

An American Viticultural Area, or appellation, is a defined grape growing region in the U.S. with geographic features (such as soil and climate) that set it apart from surrounding areas.  At Villa del Monte Winery, we include the American Viticultural Area (AVA)  on our labels since we believe that the terroir of the AVA (local …

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Open for Wine Tasting on March 29 and 30

Villa del Monte Winery will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on both March 29 and 30.  We hope that you will come and celebrate Spring with us!  You will be able to taste wine, hear about vineyard progress, and see our new tasting board (hint: it is a wonderful upcycling project made …

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Looking for Wine in all the Right Places

I just heard a radio ad for a big box liquor store that included the line, “Can’t you just get your wine from the grocery store?” Their opinion being that they offer a better shopping experience than a grocery store. However, our answer to this question would be “it depends.”  We are big advocates of …

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Taste Villa del Monte wines at Vinocruz

Villa del Monte winemakers, John and Neil, will be pouring a selection of Villa del Monte wines at Vinocruz in downtown Santa Cruz on Saturday, February 8.  Wine will be for sale by the glass or by the bottle. The tasting fee will be waived with a bottle purchase so this will be a great …

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Open for wine tasting on January 25 and 26

We will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on both January 25 and 26.  We hope that you will come and celebrate a new year of wine tasting with us!  You will be able to taste a selection of our wines, including Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet, Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay, Carneros …

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Wine tasting in downtown Santa Cruz

Villa del Monte winemakers, John and Neil, will be pouring a selection of our wines at Vinocruz in downtown Santa Cruz on Saturday, December 14.  Wine will be for sale by the glass or by the bottle. The tasting fee will be waived with a bottle purchase so this will be a great time to …

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Find our wines at Vinocruz in Santa Cruz

Vinocruz, right in the middle of downtown Santa Cruz, is a local wine bar that specializes in Santa Cruz Mountains AVA wines.  We are thrilled that they now carry several Villa del Monte wines: 2011 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2011 Pinot Santa Cruz Mountains 2006 Merlot Reserve Carneros 2010 Cabernet Santa Cruz Mountains So, if …

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Iris giveaway, wine tasting and more on October 5 and 6

Make plans to visit Villa del Monte Winery during The Summit Wineries Harvest Festival.   On October 5 and 6, 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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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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April 2013 Wine Club Shipment

We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm tomorrow (April 28) for wine tasting and wine club pickups. Along with wine tasting, you can also taste some delicious wine-infused chocolates from Monterey Chocolate Company in Santa Cruz. They created three chocolates, with the same base recipe, and then infused the 54% organic and fair trade …

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