Tag Archives | Chardonnay

Solstice on the Summit 2017

On June 24 and 25, we will be open from noon to 5 pm for regular wine tasting ($5 per person, refundable with purchase) or you can buy a glass and wristband for the Summit Wineries Solstice on the Summit.  For $25, you can enjoy complimentary wine tasting on both the 24th and 25th at …

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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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Magnums and Jeroboams for the Holidays

Looking for a hostess gift, holiday gift, or something special for someone special?  We have limited quantities of Magnums and Jeroboams available for order on our web site. Although the winery will not be open for wine tasting until January 30/31, we can make arrangements to hold wine orders at the winery for pick up …

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Open for Wine Tasting on March 28 and 29

Villa del Monte Winery will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on both March 28 and 29.  We hope that you will come and celebrate Spring with us!  Our friends from Monterey Chocolates will be at the winery on both days so you will have a chance to taste wine-infused chocolates …

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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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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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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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Villa del Monte Wine and Food Pairings

Villa del Monte Wine Club members recently received the April shipment. The shipment included four bottles of Villa del Monte wine, a seasoning salt sample from True Olive Connection, and recipes from Blue Sage that pair nicely with our wines. Enjoy! Cedar Planked Salmon with Smoked Alderwood Sea Salt—serve with Villa del Monte 2008 or …

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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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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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