Monticello Vineyards

Tasting Room Open Daily, 10–4:30

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What to Buy

’15 Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Ripe berries, vanilla, juicy fruit $48

’16 Corley Proprietary Red
Dark berries, chocolate, vanilla $70

’16 Corley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich ripe fruit $90

Special Notes

Walk-in tastings, private tastings by appointment, wine club, picnic grounds, sustainable farming practices

Story

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THOMAS JEFFERSON SAID, “Good wine is a necessity of life for me,” and Jay Corley, founder of Monticello Vineyards, wholeheartedly agrees. Jay made his foray into the industry by selling grapes to wineries, eventually making the move from grape grower to winery owner and vintner. Adamant about keeping Monticello Vineyards a family-owned and -operated venture, Jay’s four sons Kevin, Chris, Stephen, and Kent are currently at the helm.

It has been nearly 40 years since Monticello Vineyards released its first vintage of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and
Chardonnay, and the family and critics agree that the wines just keep getting better. Today’s portfolio offers Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay as well as Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and sparkling wine. The family farms five vineyards in the Napa Valley and produces 15,000 cases annually under the CORLEY and Monticello Vineyards labels.

Visitors can sample the wines in the intimate, wood-paneled tasting room situated on 80 vineyard acres with a 360-degree view of the valley. Just steps away, the Jefferson House, a west coast interpretation of Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia, is a compelling focal point and venue for private tasting events.


Monticello Vineyards

Amenities

Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: Yes

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: Yes

Exceptional Views: Yes

Club Member Lounge: Yes

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: Yes

Gift Shop: Yes

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: No

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: Yes

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: Yes

Sustainable Practices: Yes

Events

Videos

Monticello Vineyards

The Corley Family and their wines.

Monticello Vineyards Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Bacon adds a meaty saltiness to pesto. You'll love it stuffed inside chicken breasts, which look lovely when thickly sliced.

Monticello Vineyards Leek and Cremini Mushroom Tart

The Corley Family shares their delightful leek and mushroom tart made with a salt and pepper crust and melted Gruyère cheese. Pair with their estate grown Pinot Noir.

Monticello Vineyards Fillet of Beef with Bleu Cheese, Rosemary and Pine Nut Sauce

Blue cheese is a luscious pairing with beef; with a sauce made with the Corley Proprietary Red Wine it is truly memorable. Rosemary and pine nuts round out the flavor.