Press Release: Villa del Monte Cabernet Wins a Silver Medal

Award-winning Villa del Monte Cabernet

Award-winning Villa del Monte Cabernet

Press Release: for immediate release
Los Gatos, CA — March 9, 2011:  Villa del Monte Winery is pleased to announce that the 2011 Monterey Wine Competition has awarded a Silver medal to our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Villa Festa Vineyard.  This prestigious competition, held on March 5-6 in King City, CA, attracted more than 800 entries representing nine countries.

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Villa Festa Vineyard is truly a Santa Cruz Mountains wine, as it is produced from 100% Cabernet grapes grown on a small vineyard that we manage on Loma Prieta Avenue in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Black currants, medium tannins, and a beautiful deep red color combine for a full bodied wine that develops and matures on the palate. With 14% alcohol, this wine is delicious now or it can be cellared for later enjoyment.

About the 2011 Monterey Wine Competition2011 Monterey Wine Competition

The 2011 Monterey Wine Competition is a large, influential international wine competition. Over 800 wines from nine countries were entered in this year’s contest.  The wines were evaluated by a prestigious panel of more than a dozen wine experts over two days, March 5-6, at Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City, CA. Wines were tasted blind with no knowledge of producer or price. For more information, visit  Results are posted at

About Villa del Monte Winery
Villa del Monte Winery is an award-winning, family-owned, artisanal winery in the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains above Los Gatos, California.  We produce extraordinary wines that reflect the terroir of their vineyards.

We produce Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, and Syrah Rosé.  Winemakers John Overstreet and Neil Perrelli work with several well-known local growers to select the best grapes possible each year for our single-varietal, single-vineyard wines.  Our small lots allow us to meticulously control quality, nurturing our wines to perfection at every step in the process.

Grapes come from top Northern California appellations, primarily from American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Santa Cruz County) and Los Carneros (Napa County).  Wine is aged in oak barrels in our forest-protected winery building, cooled by the Santa Cruz Mountains morning fog.

We are open for tastings by appointment.

Contact: Villa del Monte Winery Marketing Department
1-888-788-4583, extension 5