High Elevation Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir & Syrah
From Our Vineyard In The Sky
Muns Vineyard brushes the sky on the Loma Prieta ridge top 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!
See more below about:
We Are Back With Springtime Tastings in the Vineyard
– See the schedule below to make your reservation
Our Shelter-in-Place Special Discounts, Vineside Pickup & Free Local Delivery
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SPRING IN THE VINEYARD: The 2021 Vintage Is Well On Its Way!
We had snow in the vineyard early in March. Not enough to go sledding, but it is delightful for us to see. We usually get a snowfall at least once a winter. We were getting concerned about the little rainfall early in the year, but finally got a deluge the last week of January, with 11″ in two days. Up until this point we had had only 8″ for the rainy season – less than half of where we were at last year. The total so far this winter is about 25″. 30-40″ is what we would expect, so this is on the low side, but still enough for the vineyard, although this is a drought year. Budbreak started mid-April, and bloom started the last few days of May. Clusters are plentiful and large, and it looks like an excellent crop. These Spring days have been cool, with the coastal fog below us and sometimes wafting through the vineyard. The 2021 vintage is well on its way!
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We are open again with tastings in the vineyard this Spring on the dates listed below. We are pleased to share the vineyard experience and our wines with you at our tasting deck outdoors. We continue to follow Covid safety protocols and provide a safe place to get away. Enjoy a flight of five of our estate wines, the beautiful Springtime weather, and the spectacular views from our tasting deck over the mountains to Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. The best place to purchase our wines is in the vineyard where the grapes are grown!
Make a reservation in advance: email email@example.com or call 408-234-2079. For details, including Covid compliance practices, see the Vineyard Tastings page here
Sunday, June 6
More Events Where You Can Find Us — Wine Tasting Events Are Starting Up Again!
Celebrate a return to normalcy with four dinners the end of June through September that showcase the wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Choose one or enjoy them all! Muns Vineyard will participate in the July 24 dinner featuring The Summit Wineries with dinner prepared by Chef Danae McLaughlin, Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation. Tickets are $145; $135 prior to July 1. Each features a wine reception and farm to table dinner paired with wines of the sub-region. Due to event restrictions (with socially-distanced seating) these dinners are limited in size and will sell out quickly. For details and tickets see the Wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains website here.
.See our Events page for more events and information.
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The Muns Vineyard Shelter-in-Place Special: Enjoy Muns Vineyard Wines at Home
Vineside Pickup: Pick up Your Advance Order at the Vineyard Saturdays, by Appointment
or Free Local Delivery. We also ship.
As Spring brings warmer, more reliable weather and as Covid restrictions are being eased you can look forward to vineyard tastings again at Muns Vineyard. In the mean time, we offer vineside pickup and free local delivery. Stay well!
For Vineside Pickup at the vineyard: Saturdays between 11-3pm: Pick up is for advance orders only so we can fill your order before your arrival. Please wear a mask when you arrive.
Free local delivery: We will deliver to your home at no charge with a min. $100 order throughout Santa Cruz to Watsonville, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and San Jose to Palo Alto. If you live just beyond this area please inquire about delivery. If we know you are home we can bring the wine to your door and process your credit card at our office to avoid direct contact.
We also ship.
To Order: See our Order page here. Or call Mary at 408-234-2079.
During the Covid-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders we are offering the following discounts:
10% off on 4-5 bottles
15% off on 6-11 bottles
25% off on a case
30% off on 3 cases
And you can mix your selection and order whatever you would like.
Wine Club discounts: 20% on 3 bottles, 25% on 6 bottles, 30% on a case
Pricing before discounts: Pinot Noirs $40/bottle; Syrah $30/bottle, 2010 Sparkling Rose’ of Pinot Noir $50/bottle.
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See more on our Vineyard page here.
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