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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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Deer Park now carries Villa del Monte Wines

We are thrilled to announce that Deer Park Wine & Spirits in Aptos now carries two of our wines: Villa del Monte 2009 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard and Villa del Monte 2011 Cabernet Santa Cruz Mountains LindHill Vineyard.  If you have not yet tried our 2011 Cabernet, you can read about it in this …

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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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Stroll the Alameda Wine Tasting Event in San Jose

Villa del Monte Winery will be participating in the 4th Annual Stroll the Alameda from 2 to 5 pm on Sunday, August 24 near downtown San Jose.  Wineries will be paired with local businesses during this event which is sponsored by the Shasta/Hanchett Park Neighborhood Association in conjunction with the Alameda Business Association. You’ll find …

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Why do Wineries put Netting on the Grapevines?

The good news is that the grapes are ripening.  The bad news is that birds have noticed.  The grapes have entered a phase called veraison, which is the final phase of ripening.  During veraison, the grapes begin to soften as they increase in size and in sugar content.  This is also when the red varietals …

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