On Keeping Up With Things.
I really do try to keep the whole interwebs/social media current. If you are going to take the time to visit my website, or our Facebook page, or our Instragram page (I've been assured we have one of those), the least I can do is keep it current. And I really do try, let's be honest, during harvest I barely have time to keep up with how the Giants are doing in the pennant race! Please accept my apologies if things are not as up-to-date on this website as they should be. Cheers, Mark Henry
Yes, we are open!
Saturday & Sunday, noon-5pm.
No reservations required. No mask required when seated outdoors. We are back to requiring masking when inside the winery, and limiting access to the winery. We are pouring lots of terrific wines, including our Gold Medal winning 2016 Sangiovese and 2018 Due Baci.
See you this weekend!
We will still continue to offer other various methods of getting tasty Montoliva wine, including:
Free shipping on all purchases of 6 or more bottles of wine.
6 bottles of wine or more..less than you are actually going to need.
It's safe, secure, takes just a few minutes, and in a couple of days, you'll have wine. We've got some really nice wines available including our Silver Medal winning 2016 Sinistra, 2018 Barbera and 2019 Sierra Bella (89 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine). Just fill your cart with at least 6 bottles of tasty Montoliva wine, use the promo code SHIPFREE , and get yourself some wine!
And now for the fine print: Only valid with delivery addresses in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona and Idaho (sorry Andy). Only valid with purchase of 6 or more bottles. Not valid with any other specials, including our $140/case Sierra Bella and Sierra Donna special.
"Curbside" Pickup. Actually, it will be "front of the gate" pickup. Call me at 530-346-6577 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, let me know when you are coming by. I'll have your wine ready for you. This applies to wine club members picking up their latest release, or on-line orders. Please note: You will have to make advance arrangements.
In-Person, Right to Your Porch Delivery. That's right, if you order at least 6 bottles, and live either within 20 miles of the winery or close to the I-80 corridor between Colfax and Roseville, I will personally deliver your on-line order. Grass Valley/Nevada City typically delivered on Mondays, down the hill depends upon my schedule.
Support Our Local Partners
You can find our Sierra Bella, Barbera and Sangiovese at The Chicago Park Store, The Briar Patch Community Market and our locally owned/operated SPD Markets (both Grass Valley and Nevada City). Unfortunately most of the chains have gone "local" only as a marketing ploy. They stopped supporting local wineries years ago.
"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
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
2020 Sierra Donna (Pinot Grigio, Falanghina, Vermentino blend)
2019 Sierra Bella (a Sangio/Barbera/Teroldego/Primitivo blend),
2016 Sinistra (a Teroldego/Barbera blend)
2020 Falanghina, 2017 Primitivo,
2018 Late Harvest Barbera,
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.