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Harvest, Crush, and Repeat

Last week was a busy time at the winery. It’s a bit early this year, but we have already harvested Zinfandel from Santa Clara AVA and Pinot Noir from two Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards.  Although we have a new crusher/destemmer, crush is still a very manual process for winemakers John and Neil. Harvest In the …

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Pinot Noir Harvest Time

We have been monitoring the vineyards and are excited that we will be harvesting Pinot Noir later this week.  We will be getting fruit from two vineyards, both in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Between the drought and the summer heat spells, the grapes are ripening a bit early this year.  The fruit looks very …

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Open for Wine Tasting and Honey Sales

We will be open for wine tasting and wine club sign ups from noon to 5 pm on July 25 and 26. Make plans now to visit the winery, located at 23076 Summit Road in Los Gatos, to taste a selection of our award-winning wines. On both days, we will also be selling local Santa …

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Passport Day for Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries

Saturday, July 18 is Passport Day for the local Santa Cruz Mountains wineries. Since our parking area is so small, our friends at Dancing Creek Winery have invited us to pour in their outdoor picnic area on Passport Day. Our winemakers, Neil and John, will be pouring a selection of wines from 11 am to …

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Villa del Monte Winery Award-Winning Pinot Noir

If you are old enough to drink, you are most likely old enough to remember how Scooby Doo would exclaim “Ruh Roh” whenever he encountered a dire situation. I was reminded of this infamous Scooby Doo phrase earlier today when I visited Summit Store in Los Gatos. I was surprised to see that they are …

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Solstice on the Summit

On June 20 and 21, The Summit Wineries, a wine trail consisting of five wineries in the Summit Road vicinity in Los Gatos, will host festivities to commemorate the summer solstice.  You can buy a Solstice on the Summit event wine glass for $25 and enjoy complimentary wine tasting at these wineries from noon to …

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Los Gatos Wine Tasting Events

This weekend, Villa del Monte winemakers will be pouring at three different events in Los Gatos.  We hope to see you at one of the events! Blessing of the Hot Rods Join us at Christ Child Church for a car show and blessing ceremony for antique, classic, custom, sports, and muscle cars.  This is a …

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Where to find us at the Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk

On Sunday, May 3, we will be participating in the Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk.  We will be pouring at Flip Flop Shops, a new boutique on Pacific Avenue, on the 3rd from 3-6 pm. Wine Walk participants will receive a commemorative wine glass and a tasting map to the dozen winery-store pairings.  Tickets for …

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Open for Wine Tasting on April 25 and 26

We will be open for wine tasting and wine club pick ups from noon to 5 pm on April 25 and 26 (extended hours for wine club members only). On both days, chocolatiers from Monterey Chocolate Company will be at the winery with samples of their handmade, organic chocolates.  Monterey Chocolate Company recently won a …

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April 18 Passport: Find us in San Carlos and Santa Cruz

Saturday, April 18 is Passport Day for the local Santa Cruz Mountains wineries.  Since our parking area is so small, we will be pouring at two different locations on April 18.  Winemaker Neil will be pouring a selection of our wines at Domenico Winery in San Carlos, while winemaker John pours at Dancing Creek Winery …

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