July 16 is the next Passport Day for the Santa Cruz Mountains. From noon to 5 pm on July 16, Villa del Monte winemakers, Neil and John, will welcome passport holders to our winery at 23076 Summit Road in Los Gatos. We will have a variety of wines for you to sample, with the focus being on grapes from our local Santa Cruz Mountains AVA.
Since 1993, the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association has held Passport Days to introduce and to celebrate the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, SCMWA passport holders can visit 50+ local wineries, all located within the Santa Cruz Mountains.
July Wine Tasting
We will be open for wine tasting from noon to 5 pm on July 30 and 31.
2016 Grape Crop
The grapes are ripening quite nicely and seem to like this year's weather pattern of heavy El Niño storms followed by warm summer days with a bit of fog cover in the morning hours. We'll keep you posted as the growing season progresses.