Wines Inspired by Nature

Montoya is Monterey
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Waves crash over monoliths of ancient rocks and roll ashore to paint the sandy beaches smooth.

 Cypress trees lean in a static bow; the wind’s footprint.   A ribbon of road hugs the rugged coast; winding through the morning fog which blankets and creeps from the ocean inland over carpets of colorful wildflowers and serpentine rows of vineyard.  As morning warms to afternoon, an eastward turn finds the fog giving way, revealing mountains descending to the rolling valley hills of Monterey County wine country.  It is here, in this place of start contrast and breathtaking beauty, that Montoya calls home.

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Vibrant Wines That Capture The Best Of Monterey County

MONTEREY COUNTY, A LEADER IN CALIFORNIA

Increasingly recognized for wine of quality and value. California’s leading producer of Pinot Noir and second-highest producer of Chardonnay.  (Monterey Co. Ag. Commission 2016 Crop Report)

 

MONTOYA’S COOL CLIMATE VINEYARDS

Diurnal temperature swings of up to 50 degrees this becomes one of California’s longest growing seasons. Cool Pacific Ocean breezes & extended sunshine produce vibrant, lusciously flavored grapes.

 

 

QUALITY STARTS IN THE VINEYARDS

We grow all the grapes for Montoya wines in our own Monterey County vineyards. Vineyard ownership gives us control over quality, from rootstock selection to vineyard management to harvest.

 

INSPIRED BY NATURE

Montoya wines celebrate the breathtaking beauty and vibrant spirit of the Monterey Coast. Inspired by the natural beauty of Monterey’s Coastal landscape and the artistic spirit of the region, we aspire to create luscious wine with layers of fruit, mouthwatering flavors and the essence of the region from vineyard to glass.

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Artistry From The Vineyards To The Cellar.

First generation Californian José Ramirez originally intending to study medical sciences at UC-Davis, but found his true vocation during a harvest internship, when he discovered that wine offered a way to combine scientific curiosity with artistry and agriculture.  With a vineyard driven approach to winemaking, José is engaged in all aspects of winemaking, from the vineyards to the cellar.

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The Collection

CHARDONNAY

Crisp guava and mango fruit flavors, with a touch of toasty vanilla and a rich, buttery finish.

PINOT NOIR

Juicy blackberry and raspberry fruit flavors, with balanced structure and a silky, complex finish.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Packed with dark currant and plum fruit flavors. While oak aging adds notes of mocha and spice.

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