Tag Archives | Chardonnay

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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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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Villa del Monte Winery

Looking for the perfect wine to pair with corned beef and cabbage for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration? We’ve read several articles recommending Chardonnay or Pinot as the perfect accompaniment to the bold, salty flavors of corned beef. If you want to serve Villa del Monte wine, you can pick up a bottle (or two) …

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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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Help Name our Orange Peach Chardonnay

In a few months, we will be releasing our Orange Peach Chardonnay. Our last release sold out in just a couple of months so we think our drought-ish weather will make this a hot seller. Sure, we can call it a descriptive name such as Orange Peach Chardonnay, but we thought it would be fun …

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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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