Press Release: Villa del Monte Winery Wins Three Medals for Merlot and Pinot

Press Release: for immediate release
Los Gatos, CA – January 13, 2013:  Villa del Monte Winery is pleased to announce that the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has awarded three medals to Villa del Monte wines:

  • 2010 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard ($28/100 cases produced)
  • 2009 Merlot Carneros Moon Vineyard ($30/350 cases produced)
  • 2008 Merlot Carneros Moon Vineyard  ($30/315 cases produced)

All three of the winning Villa del Monte wines are single-varietal, single vineyard wines.  The two Merlots are from the Moon Vineyard in Los Carneros in Napa.  The Pinot Noir is from the Regan Vineyard in the Corralitos area of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  All three wines are available for purchase now on the Villa del Monte web site or at the winery.

About the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Hosted by the San Francisco Chronicle, this is the largest competition of American Wines in the World and is recognized for its San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competitionparticipation by the most distinguished judges in the country.  More than 60 judges, including winemakers, sommeliers, wine educators, bloggers, and members of the media, evaluated the wines, which included more than 5,500 entries.  Judging for this prestigious wine competition took place from January 8-11, 2013 at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County, CA.  For more information, visit

About Villa del Monte Winery
Villa del Monte Winery is an award-winning, family-owned, boutique winery in the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains above Los Gatos, California.  We produce extraordinary wines that reflect the terroir of their vineyards, including Cabernet, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Merlot Dessert Wine, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Syrah Rosé, and Zinfandel.

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 of wine 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), Los Carneros (Napa County), and Santa Clara Valley.  Wine is aged in oak barrels in our forest-protected, solar-powered winery building, cooled by the Santa Cruz Mountains morning fog.  Wines are available for purchase at the winery, on the web site, and at selected retail locations.

Villa del Monte Winery
23076 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033