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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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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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Villa del Monte Winery

Looking for the perfect wine to pair with corned beef and cabbage for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration? We’ve read several articles recommending Chardonnay or Pinot as the perfect accompaniment to the bold, salty flavors of corned beef. If you want to serve Villa del Monte wine, you can pick up a bottle (or two) …

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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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Villa del Monte Winemakers Attend Wine Industry Show

This week, Villa del Monte winemakers Neil and John took a break from the winery to attend the annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at the Sacramento Convention Center.  The trade show features more than 700 booths and 28 large vineyard and winery machinery areas.  “This is such an amazing show—so many things to see …

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Help Name our Orange Peach Chardonnay

In a few months, we will be releasing our Orange Peach Chardonnay. Our last release sold out in just a couple of months so we think our drought-ish weather will make this a hot seller. Sure, we can call it a descriptive name such as Orange Peach Chardonnay, but we thought it would be fun …

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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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Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Day

The next Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Passport Day is on Saturday, January 18. Since our winery and parking area are so small, our friends at Dancing Creek Winery have invited us to pour in their charming outdoor picnic area for Passport Day. Dancing Creek Winery is located at 4363 Branciforte Drive in Santa Cruz. …

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Villa del Monte Wine Bottle Candles

Winemaker Neil’s daughter Caeli is artistic and crafty. In addition to making soaps and lotions using honey from the family beehives, she also re-purposed some Villa del Monte wine bottles to make candles to give to friends and family during the holidays.  The festive wine bottle candles looked so great on the Perrelli dining table …

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