Tag Archives | wine tasting

Time for another Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Day

Get your passport ready on April 19 — it is time for the Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Day.  Since our parking area is so small, our friends at Dancing Creek Winery have invited us to pour in their charming outdoor picnic area on Passport Day.  The weather should be just perfect for a lovely afternoon of …

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Spring Wine Festival in San Carlos

Many of our fans live “up the Peninsula” in San Mateo County and surrounding areas so we are thrilled to be participating in tomorrow’s Spring Wine Festival at Domenico Winery in San Carlos.  Join Villa del Monte, Domenico, and four other local wineries for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, April 12. …

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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 March 29 and 30

Villa del Monte Winery will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on both March 29 and 30.  We hope that you will come and celebrate Spring with us!  You will be able to taste wine, hear about vineyard progress, and see our new tasting board (hint: it is a wonderful upcycling project made …

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Villa del Monte Food and Wine Pairing in Soquel

Join us on Tuesday, March 25 at Michael’s on Main in Soquel for their Greek Isles Food and Wine Pairing.  They will be pairing Villa del Monte wines with a menu of Greek specialties: Hummus Tabouleh Orzo Salad Braised Lamb Shanks Baklava Please call the restaurant at 831-479-9777 for reservations. The Greek Isles Food and …

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Winemaker Wednesday at Shadowbrook in Capitola

We hope you can join us at Winemaker Wednesday at the wonderful Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola on Wednesday, March 19. From 5 pm to 8 pm, Villa del Monte winemakers will pour a flight of our wines in the Rock Room Bar. A complimentary hors d’oeuvre prepared by the Shadowbrook chefs will accompany each flight …

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Villa del Monte March Newsletter

Did you receive our March newsletter? Read about: Good Times “Best of Santa Cruz County” poll Upcoming wine tasting events Yappy hour at Tessora’s Barra di Vino  in Campbell And more! As always, our newsletter pairs well with a glass of award-winning Villa del Monte wine!

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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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Taste Villa del Monte wines at Vinocruz

Villa del Monte winemakers, John and Neil, will be pouring a selection of Villa del Monte wines at Vinocruz in downtown Santa Cruz on Saturday, February 8.  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 …

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