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Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir & Syrah

From Our Vineyard In The Sky

 

Muns Vineyard brushes the sky on a ridge above Monterey Bay at 2600 feet.  This is the highest Pinot Noir vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a prime growing region for this luscious winegrape. 

We enjoy the coastal climate of the mountains, with fog lapping at our feet in the summer. The cool coastal breeze that blows off the fog and sunlight are perfect for growing premium Pinot Noir.  Moderate days and cool nights, along with diligent personal attention in our 13-acre owner-operated vineyard, produces fruit with rich and complex flavors.  We have blended Dijon clones 114, 115, 667 and 777 to provide a complex and well-balanced wine.

Minimal intervention in the winery allows our unique terroir to shine. Barrel aging in 30% new oak for about 16 months adds soft tannins that accentuate, but not dominate, the beautiful fruit in this special wine. The wine drinks well now and is a delicious complement with food, and will bottle-age for years to come. Enjoy ‘heaven-in-a-bottle’ from our ridge top vineyard above the bay! 

 The best way to bring our wines home is to order directly from us. This way you can get the vintages you want and you can benefit with a 15% discount on 6 bottles; 25% on a case (and you can mix your wine selection). We deliver locally at no charge (with a 3 bottle min. order). We also ship.

For a list of our wines, see the Wines page here. To order, see our Order page here.  For even better discounts, see our Wine Club page here.  See the Where to Purchase page here for a list of wine shops, wine bars and restaurants where you can enjoy our wines. Many of the wine bars sell bottles to go.

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What’s Happening in the Vineyard:  Harvest!!

  • Ed moving a half-ton bin full of Pinot Noir.

The 2018 harvest has begun at Muns Vineyard! The week of September 17 we harvested 12 tons of Pinot Noir over two days. The rest, about 30 tons, will be picked starting the week of October 1, as well as the one-acre Syrah block. The clusters ripen differently in different parts of the vineyard, and our winery clients have different preferences for ripeness so we pick over the course of several weeks. As well, the weather has cooled considerably as of early September (following warm days in August), allowing the fruit to hang and develop flavors.

The 2018 vintage is looking and tasting fantastic! This is among the best croploads we’ve had. We had an excellent set, even with a little shatter due to the unseasonably heavy fog and cold (exactly what we don’t want) over a couple of days during bloom in June. Those couple of cold, wet days over the last weekend of Spring has shown up as some shatter in the clusters trying to fertilize at that time. Nevertheless we did some fruit thinning. Veraison started the first days of August and we netted the vineyard – 1 mile of net for each acre (13 miles of net altogether). See the video on our YouTube channel here showing Ed and the crew putting on the netting (and get up close with the Same crawler).

Now all these luscious grapes are on their way to becoming stellar wine!

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See more on our Vineyard page here

See our YouTube Channel here for what’s happening in the vineyard – it’s like you are there! Get up close and personal with the crawler and flail mower here .

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Upcoming Events

See the Events page for details.

Next Scheduled Vineyard Tours:

  • Sunday, Oct. 21
  • Saturday, Oct. 27
  • Sunday, Oct. 4

Please make a reservation to mary@munsvineyard.com. Space is limited.  See our Events page for more information.

More Events Where You Can Find Us:

  • Nov. 8:  Signature Chefs Auction for March of Dimes
  • Nov. 11:  Santa Cruz Downtown Wine Walk 
  • Nov. 17:  Passport Day – Find us at Vino Locale in Palo Alto 
  • Dec. 19:  Winemaker Wednesday at Shadowbrook Restaurant, Capitola-by-the-Sea

See our Events page for more information.

 

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                              See Muns Vineyard videos on YouTube here:   Harvest, Netting, Pruning, Aerial drone view, Mowing, more  .

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Contact us:   info@munsvineyard.com / phone: 408-234-2079

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