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2011 Vintner’s Select Wins a Medal

We are pleased to announce that Villa del Monte 2011 Vintner’s Select won a Silver medal at the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. This is our first red blend, made by combining two of our favorite wines, Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon and Carneros Merlot. The fruitiness and softness of the Merlot is balanced …

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Open for Wine Tasting on January 30 and 31

We will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on January 30 and 31. Make plans now to visit the winery, located at 23076 Summit Road in Los Gatos, to taste a selection of our award-winning wines. Be sure to taste our first blend, Vintner’s Select. By combining Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet …

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January Passport Days

We will not be open for Passport Day on January 16. We are transitioning from holding Passport at another winery to holding it at our winery on Summit Road in Los Gatos.  We will be open for the April Passport Day.  Meanwhile, we will be open from noon to 5 pm on January 30 and …

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Magnums and Jeroboams for the Holidays

Looking for a hostess gift, holiday gift, or something special for someone special?  We have limited quantities of Magnums and Jeroboams available for order on our web site. Although the winery will not be open for wine tasting until January 30/31, we can make arrangements to hold wine orders at the winery for pick up …

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Introducing Vintner’s Select, our Premium Red Blend

We are known for our single-vineyard, single-varietal wines, but we are mixing things up by introducing our first blend, Vintner’s Select.  By blending Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet and Carneros Merlot, we have produced a blend with the fruitiness and softness of Merlot balanced by the structure and intensity of Cabernet. This limited-production wine is included …

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A Mountain Harvest–October 3 and 4

On October 3 and 4, The Summit Wineries, a wine trail consisting of five wineries in the Summit Road vicinity in Los Gatos, will host festivities to celebrate this year’s grape harvest.  You can buy an event wine glass for $30 (advance purchase) and enjoy complimentary wine tasting at these wineries from noon to 5 …

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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 September 26 and 27. 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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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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