Tag Archives | Chardonnay

2010 Chardonnay Outlook

This weekend, we will be bottling the 2010 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay.  The grapes for this vintage come from the southern part of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation and were harvested last October. So, a couple of things. First, you might be wondering about this appellation.  Recognized in 1981 as an American Viticultural Area (AVA), …

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Chardonnay, malolactic fermentation, and winetasting

Tomorrow, we will be blending our six barrels of 2010 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains to get ready for bottling later this month.  The wine has been in oak barrels since October and has completed malolactic fermentation and the fruit flavors have come through nicely.  During malolactic fermentation or MLF, the malic acid (tart, unripe fruit …

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Wine Tasting and Crab Fest Fundraiser

Continuing our tradition of supporting the local community, Villa del Monte Winery will be participating in the Los Gatos High School Music Boosters Wine Tasting on Saturday, February 26.  Neil Perrelli, one of our two winemakers, will be pouring Villa del Monte Pinot and Chardonnay, both from the Santa Cruz Mountains.  The wine tasting will …

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Tessora’s Barra di Vino now carries Villa del Monte Chardonnay

  Tessora’s Barra di Vino, a lovely wine bar located at The Pruneyard in Campbell, will start offering Villa del Monte Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay by the glass this week.   We are thrilled about this as we believe that Tessora’s is truly a treasure for South Bay wine lovers.  Wine flights, tapas, music, outdoor seating, …

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Holiday gift ideas from Villa del Monte Winery

December is nearly half gone.  How is your holiday shopping?  Have you had it with trying to find a parking space at the mall?  Is the line at the mall coffee shop testing your patience?  Are you frustrated that you can find everything in size 2XL and nothing in size Medium?  If so, you need …

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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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