Ok, I give up! Amazon.com has pretty much made free shipping the "new normal", so I'm keeping the Free Shipping offer posted below going for a while long.
The Return of a New Tradition
Order 6 Bottles or more, I'll Ship it for FREE!
Get Your Montoliva Wine Delivered Right to Your Doorstep. FREE!
Hey, I get it, you'd love to come by, hang out, get regaled with heroic tales of the 2019 harvest, maybe barrel sample some 2018 Teroldego. Me too! In fact, I probably will. Of course, I live here...that's easy for me to do. Even if you live nearby, I can appreciate with everything going on right now, spending an afternoon at Montoliva, as desirable as it may be, is just not likely to happen.
However, you are still going to need wine for the holiday season. No worries, I've got you covered. This month, order 6 bottles of wine or more..less than you are actually going to need this month, and I'll ship it to you for FREE. That's right, FREE SHIPPING!
It's safe, secure, takes just a few minutes, and in a couple of days, you'll have wine for serving, gifting, enjoying during your exhaustive breakdown. We've got some really nice wines available including our 2016 Dolcetto (only a few bottles left), 2015 Estate Sangiovese, a yummy 2016 Barbera, and our ever popular Late Harvest Barbera, vintage 2016. Just fill your cart with at least 6 bottles of tasty Montoliva wine, use the promo code SHIPFREE , and get yourself some wine! Email me at email@example.com if you have any questions.
And now for the fine print: Only valid with delivery addresses in California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada (sorry Andy). Only valid with purchase of 6 or more bottles. Not valid with any other specials, including our $130/case Sierra Bella special. If you are a member of the Chicago Park Wine Society, I'll sell you a case of Sierra Bella for $130...I just won't ship it to you for free.
Member of the Chicago Park Wine Society?
Here is the link to information regarding the 1st Quarter Release.
"Over the past decade, Montoliva has developed a fiercely loyal following. Henry likes richness and mass in his wines, but also freshness and buoyancy. One of his few white wines, the 2014 Falanghina, is richly textured and fruity, not far removed from gewürztraminer or riesling in its floral aroma, but it is light on its feet. His 2011 Nebbiolo is sweetly fruity and leanly built, without the grippy tannins often associated with the variety. His proprietary blends show careful attention to mutually flattering compatibility and balance. The 2013 Mark’s Magia is a dark, juicy and anise-laced blend of Primitivo and Negroamaro, while the 2012 Sierra Bella is a fully grown and solidly structured mix of Sangiovese, Teroldego, Barbera and Nebbiolo."
~ Mike Dunn, Sacramento Bee, 12 January 2016
"Entertaining and Informative."
Montoliva is "Putting Us On The Map."
~ Rod Byers, The Grass Valley Union, March 2015
~ Sarah Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 July 2015
"Mark Henry is a courageous winemaker"
~ Dan Berger, Vintage Experiences, 2010
"Great wines. Wonderful owner. Mark takes the extra time to make sure the customers understand the variety and styles of wines he makes"
~ Rob P., February 2016
Tasting Room Dates
January 24, 25, 26, 2020
(unless specifically noted here, we are open every weekend)
As anyone who has ever visited us will tell you, sampling wine at Montoliva is a unique experience, as we go into a great deal of detail about the grapes we grow and the wines we make. This takes some time, and for this reason, we cannot begin a pouring session after 4:30pm (otherwise we are wrapping up at close to 6, which cuts into family time). We are pouring
2017 Sierra Bella (a Sangio/Barbera/Teroldego/Primitivo blend),
2015 Estate Sangiovese,
2017 Mark's Magia (a Primitivo/Negroamaro blend)
2016 Late Harvest Barbera,
2015 Teroldego,(a Teroldego/Barbera blend)
Whew, that's a lot of wine!
More weekends than not, we also open something we've found in our case storage, usually something we've forgotten about, and maybe have a case or two of. This upcoming weekend, that is likely to be either our 2012 Sinistra (a Teroldego/Barbera blend), or our 2013 Aglianico. We only open one each weekend, so it may not be available for sampling by Sunday afternoon.