Tag Archives | Merlot

April 15: Open for Passport Days

We will be open for Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Days from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, April 15. Passport holders who join the Villa del Monte Wine Club on this day will get a bonus 375 ml bottle of 2009 Merlot Dessert Wine from the Moon Vineyard in Carneros.

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Open for Wine Tasting on January 30 and 31

We will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on January 30 and 31. Make plans now to visit the winery, located at 23076 Summit Road in Los Gatos, to taste a selection of our award-winning wines. Be sure to taste our first blend, Vintner’s Select. By combining Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet …

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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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Villa del Monte wins big at the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Villa del Monte Winery is pleased to announce that the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has awarded four medals to Villa del Monte wines: Gold Medal: 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains William Vincent Vineyard ($34/84 cases produced) Silver Medal: 2011 Cabernet Santa Cruz Mountains LindHill Vineyard ($38/116 cases produced) Bronze Medal: 2011 Syrah …

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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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