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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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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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Santa Cruz Mountains Winery Passport Day

Get your passport ready on July 19 — it is time for the Santa Cruz Mountains Winery 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.  It should be a lovely day for wine tasting in …

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Summit 6 Pack of Wine

Summit Store, a gourmet grocery store on Summit Road in Los Gatos, has introduced the Summit 6 Pack of wine. Yes, wine!  The Summit 6 Pack includes six bottles of wine, all from local Santa Cruz Mountains wineries.  We are thrilled to be included in the 6 pack. This is the first time ever that …

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Open for Wine Tasting on June 21 and 22

We will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on June 21 and 22.  In addition to wine tasting, you can: Sample organic wine-infused chocolates from Monterey Chocolate Company. Take home an iris rhizome, free with purchase, from winemaker Neil’s yard.  Neil has another bumper crop of irises—mostly yellow, blue, white, and …

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