Tag Archives | Wine and food pairing

Looking for Wine in all the Right Places

I just heard a radio ad for a big box liquor store that included the line, “Can’t you just get your wine from the grocery store?” Their opinion being that they offer a better shopping experience than a grocery store. However, our answer to this question would be “it depends.”  We are big advocates of […]

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Holiday wine and food pairings, including recipes

Planning to entertain over the holidays?  Here are some recipes, courtesy of Villa del Monte Winery and local caterer Blue Sage, that pair nicely with our wines.  Enjoy! Asian Duck Endives—serve with Villa del Monte 2010 Syrah Santa Clara Valley Pasha Vineyard Eggplant Parmesan Crisps—serve with Villa del Monte 2006 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard […]

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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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What is in the bag?

The Villa del Monte November 2013 Wine Club shipment is in the bag!   The wine club shipment, which will be ready for pick up this weekend, includes: 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains LindHill Vineyard 2006 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard 2010 Syrah Santa Clara Valley Pasha […]

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Bonanza!

Villa del Monte Winery and Summit Store in Los Gatos are teaming up to bring you the best of both worlds—meat and wine—at deeply discounted prices!  The Summit Store Meat Bonanza and Villa del Monte wine tasting will take place on Thursday, September 26 from 11 am to 5 pm on the patio at Summit […]

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Villa del Monte Winemakers Relax before Harvest Season

Since bottling is done (thanks again to our winery helpers) and harvest is still a few weeks away, our winemakers took advantage of the lull for a little bit of me-time.  So, how does a winemaker spend a day off? Winemaker John entertained visiting family and made day trips to show off some of the […]

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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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Izzy’s Steaks & Chops now serves Villa del Monte Merlot

Looking at the menu at Izzy’s Steaks and Chops in San Carlos, it’s tough to decide between the Slow Roasted Prime Rib, the Maryland Style Crab Cakes, or the  Double Cut Pork Chop with Spiced Pear.   They are all great choices.  Especially when paired with Villa del Monte Merlot. Stating this week, Izzy’s Steaks […]

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Villa del Monte Winery Shares Holiday Recipes

At Villa del Monte Winery, we are thankful for many things—an abundant and well-balanced harvest, a growing wine club membership, and a huge following of local wine lovers.   Now, it is our turn to give to you!  Please enjoy these holiday recipes, courtesy of Villa del Monte Winery and local caterer Blue Sage, a unique culinary experience. Chicken […]

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Villa del Monte Winery November Newsletter

Did you receive our November newsletter? If not, be sure to check it out so you can read about: upcoming wine tasting dates 2012 harvest recap new vineyards November Wine Club pickup party (11/17 and 11/18) events holiday gift ideas (think wine!) and more! As always, our newsletter pairs well with a glass of Villa del Monte […]

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