Tag Archives | Pinot

Pinot Noir Harvest Time

We have been monitoring the vineyards and are excited that we will be harvesting Pinot Noir later this week.  We will be getting fruit from two vineyards, both in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Between the drought and the summer heat spells, the grapes are ripening a bit early this year.  The fruit looks very …

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Roses and Vineyards

Have you ever noticed a vineyard whose beauty is enhanced by the placement of rose bushes at the end of the rows? Did you know that, in addition to adding a splash of color to the muted reds and greens of the grapevines, there is a practical reason for planting roses at the end of …

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Villa del Monte Winery Award-Winning Pinot Noir

If you are old enough to drink, you are most likely old enough to remember how Scooby Doo would exclaim “Ruh Roh” whenever he encountered a dire situation. I was reminded of this infamous Scooby Doo phrase earlier today when I visited Summit Store in Los Gatos. I was surprised to see that they are …

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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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Are you a Pinot Noir Lover?

Do you love all things Pinot?  If so, make plans to attend Pinot Paradise on Sunday, March 22 at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. Villa del Monte winemakers John and Neil will be pouring our 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard, a Wine Club favorite made from grapes from the Corralitos area. …

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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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Happy Thanksgiving from Villa del Monte Winery

No matter how you plan to spend the day — shopping, watching football, entertaining, hanging out with family and friends — we hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!  Be sure to make it special by including a bottle of your favorite wine.  We think our 2012 Pinot Noir Reserve Santa Cruz Mountains William Vincent Vineyard …

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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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Harvesting Pinot Noir at Villa del Monte Winery

The 2014 harvest has started at Villa del Monte Winery.  On Saturday, we harvested Pinot Noir, our first grapes for the 2014 season, from two small vineyards in the Summit Road area.  Our field crew started picking the grapes at 8 am and we finished processing the 4-1/2 tons of Pinot before noon. The grapes …

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