Montoliva Vineyard & Winery Saturday Night Movies in the Vineyard
A perennial favorite at Montoliva Vineyard & Winery
What do you get when you mix a warm foothill evening, wine, pizza and an outdoor movie? Montoliva Vineyard & Winery Saturday Night Movies in the Vineyard, of course. This is season...hmm, I think this might be our 10th year of showing movies in the vineyard. It has always been a pretty low keyed affair. Bring your lawn chair, beach blanket, and a mild sense of adventure.
We provide a gorgeous setting, high quality 8ft x 10ft movie screen and state of the art sound, pizza from Main Street Pizza in Colfax, and of course, wine. As always we have certain themes. Our first movie of the year is always a Bogart movie. In mid-August, most years, we like to show a musical of some sort. Naturally, one or two movies related to wine. Toss in a personal favorite or three, and we've got a summer schedule! Gates open at 6:30pm, the pies are delivered around 7, the movie starts at dusk, around 8pm in mid-June. The cost is only $20 for a glass of wine, pizza, and a movie ($16 for members of the Chicago Park Wine Society). A bargain at twice the price. We even provide popcorn!
You can find the schedule here
Member of the Chicago Park Wine Society?
Here is the link to information regarding the 3rd Quarter BBQ & Release Party on July 27th
"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
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
2018 Sierra Donna (a proprietary white blend),
2016 Sierra Bella (a Sangio/Barbera/Teroldego/Primitivo blend),
2017 Mark's Magia (a Primitivo/Negroamaro blend)
2016 Late Harvest Barbera,
2014 Sinistra (a Barbera/Teroldego 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.