Monticello Vineyards

Tasting room open daily 10–4:30

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What to Buy

’18 Jefferson Cuvee
Dark berry, anise, vanilla $50

’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


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In 1808, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “We could, in the United States, make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds but doubtless as good.” Now 220 vintages later, the Corley Family pays homage to his prediction with the release of their 2018 Monticello Vineyards Jefferson Cuvee on Jefferson’s 277th birthday on April 13, 2020. 

Making good on this 220-year-old pre- diction was a 50-year labor of love for the Corley Family. Founder Jay Corley made his foray into the industry in 1970. Adamant about keeping Monticello Vineyards as a family-owned and -managed venture as they enter the second half of their first century, four of Jay’s seven children are now at the helm — Kevin, Chris, Stephen and Kent. 

True to Jefferson’s prediction, the family now grows and produces a variety of wine, farms five vineyards in the Napa Valley and produces 15,000 cases annually. The majority of the wine produced by the Corley family is designated MONTICELLO VINEYARDS; the CORLEY designation is for their reserve wines and MONTREAUX is for their sparkling wine. 

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the serene setting and gracious Corley family hospitality in the gardens of the Jefferson House, with a 360-degree view of the valley, or in the intimate tasting rooms or in the Jefferson House Dining Room. 

Monticello Vineyards


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



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.