Tag Archives | Syrah

Solstice on the Summit 2017

On June 24 and 25, we will be open from noon to 5 pm for regular wine tasting ($5 per person, refundable with purchase) or you can buy a glass and wristband for the Summit Wineries Solstice on the Summit.  For $25, you can enjoy complimentary wine tasting on both the 24th and 25th at …

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Wine Tasting and Wine Club Pick Ups

We will be open for wine tasting and wine club pick ups from noon to 5 pm on April 23 and 24.  The April Wine Club shipment includes one bottle each of:     2012 Cabernet Santa Cruz Mountains LindHill Vineyard     2011 Syrah Santa Clara Valley Pasha Vineyard     2013 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains …

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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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Harvest, Crush, and Repeat

Last week was a busy time at the winery. It’s a bit early this year, but we have already harvested Zinfandel from Santa Clara AVA and Pinot Noir from two Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards.  Although we have a new crusher/destemmer, crush is still a very manual process for winemakers John and Neil. Harvest In the …

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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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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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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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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 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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April 2013 Wine Club Shipment

We’ll be open from noon to 5 pm tomorrow (April 28) for wine tasting and wine club pickups. Along with wine tasting, you can also taste some delicious wine-infused chocolates from Monterey Chocolate Company in Santa Cruz. They created three chocolates, with the same base recipe, and then infused the 54% organic and fair trade …

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