Tag Archives | Pinot

Open for wine tasting on August 30 and 31

Labor Day, the symbolic end of summer, is quickly approaching.  Be sure to plan time in your schedule for a visit with us.  Villa del Monte Winery (23076 Summit Road in Los Gatos) will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on August 30 and 31.  We will have a selection of […]

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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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How to Read a Wine Label

In the US, wine labels are regulated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which reviews more than 100,000 alcohol labels per year.  In an attempt to make labeling easy-to-understand for consumers, the TTB requires certain information on all wine labels. Brand name:  Name used to identify and market a wine. Vintage […]

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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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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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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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Corporate holiday gift promo code from Villa del Monte Winery

Do you need a corporate gift?  Or maybe 12 corporate gifts?  Enter promo code “Corporate” on your online order of one case or more to receive an additional 5% discount.  This is on top of the normal 10% discount on case lots. This promo code is valid through December 31, 2013 and applies to all […]

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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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