Monticello Vineyards

Tasting Room Open Daily, 10–4:30

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What to Buy

’15 Estate Chardonnay
Crisp, clean fruit $40

'14 Corley Proprietary Red
Dark berries, warm chocolate, vanilla $70

’14 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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IT HAS BEEN 38 YEARS since Monticello Vineyards released its first vintage and, according to leading critics, the wines just keep getting better. The winery was founded by Jay Corley, who kept it all in the family with his four sons—Kevin, Chris, Stephen, and Kent Corley—at the helm. Together, the brothers proudly nurture five small Napa Valley vineyards to produce lush, limited edition wines that continually receive high acclaim.

The Monticello Vineyards portfolio has expanded through the years from estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and sparkling wine. Most of the wines feature the Monticello Vineyards label, but the family has two more designations: Corley for their Reserve wines and Montreaux Brut for their sparkling wines. The wines can be sampled 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, has prompted many discussions about wine lover and third American President, Thomas Jefferson, who once said, “Good wine is a necessity of life for me.” No doubt, he would heartily approve of the wines of Monticello Vineyards.

 


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.