Monticello Vineyards

Napa, CA

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  • ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room $35.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Join us for a selection of hand-crafted Monticello Vineyards Estate wines, where you will be hosted at the bar in the tasting room. Please allow 30-45 minutes to enjoy your wine tasting experience. Approximately 30 Minutes.

    Reserve

  • CORLEY Tasting (Seated) $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 10

    Daily

    Enjoy a special selection of hand-crafted CORLEY 'Reserve' estate grown wines. You will be seated in the Jefferson House or Winery Gardens and hosted by a wine educator throughout the duration of your private visit. Approximately 1.5 hours. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

    Reserve

  • CORLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON Tasting (Seated) $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy a horizontal tasting of our CORLEY Cabernet Sauvignons featuring our three Single Vineyard Cabernets from Yountville, Rutherford and St Helena and finishing with our CORLEY 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon. You will be seated in the Jefferson House or Winery Gardens and hosted by a wine educator throughout the duration of your visit. Approximately 1.5 hours. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

    Reserve

  • LIBRARY Tasting (Seated) $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy a private vertical tasting of CORLEY Proprietary Red Wines and learn about "the art of the blend" - how each vintage's blend is unique yet seeks the same experience. In 2019 we are featuring four consecutive vintages beginning with our 15th Anniversary 2004 followed by 2005, 2006, and 2007. You will be seated in the Jefferson House Library and hosted by a wine educator throughout the duration of your visit. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

    Reserve

  • RELAX Garden Tasting - Wine and Charcutiere $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    RELAX TASTING Relax in our winery garden with a selection of hand-crafted Monticello Vineyards estate wines and a Charcutiere plate. You will be welcomed with a flute of our MONTREAUX Brut Sparkling Wine and seated in our garden where you will enjoy the tranquil setting and a tasting flight of our ESTATE wines and a fresh selection of artisanal meats and cheeses. Please allow approximately 1.5 hours. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

    Reserve

About Monticello Vineyards

Come be pampered with some of the Best Napa Valley Wines and Best Napa Valley Wine Tastings. You will be greeted graciously and treated to Estate, Reserve, Single Vineyard or Library tastings in our tranquil gardens for the Family's estate.

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Legendary wines and Gracious Hospitality for almost 50 years. Kevin, Chris and Stephen invite you to visit us in Napa Valley at our Home Ranch Vineyard. Enjoy a true Napa Valley wine experience, where you will be welcomed and pampered with some of the best wines and the warmest hospitality in the world. Hosted by our friendly, knowledgeable wine educators in the Winery Gardens gardens or in the Jefferson House, modeled after Thomas Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, Virginia. Please join us for history, education, entertainment and of course WINE!

Our family owned and managed winery began in 1969 with our father, Jay Corley, who began searching for an appropriate site to grow wine grapes. He quickly recognized that the best wines in the United States were made from grapes grown in the Napa Valley. Since Jay loved Burgundian-style wines, he chose to initially focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and planted our Monticello Vineyard in the cooler region of southern Napa Valley now called the Oak Knoll District.

Almost 50 years later, sons Kevin, Chris and Stephen manage the boutique style winery. We farm the Home Ranch as well as the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards we have acquired in the warmer regions of Napa Valley. Today's production includes a span of varietals including consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and sparkling wine. We produce approximately 15,000 cases of wine annually designated as MONTICELLO VINEYARDS and CORLEY as well as our MONTREAUX Brut Sparkling Wine.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
Experiences

  • General Tasting
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Syrah

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jack B. Member Since 8/17/2017My BFF
CORLEY Tasting (Seated) on 9/15/19 2:30 PM

Overall great wine tasting experience. Todd was very welcoming and knowledgeable. We recommend visiting Monticello.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
clay B. Member Since 7/4/2019My BFF
CORLEY Tasting (Seated) on 7/07/19 12:30 PM

The only thing more enjoyable than the property is the wine. The entire lineup is exquisite and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good wine. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly with out being overbearing. Definitely going back soon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard K. Member Since 6/13/2019My Parents
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 6/27/19 12:30 PM

We had a great time at Monticello. Our “educator” - Jason - was very knowledgeable and set us up for a great week of wine tasting. The wine was good - especially the Corleys.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Gary P. Member Since 3/30/2012My Frenemy
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 4/27/19 10:00 AM

The wine is not that good, why don't you have a category to rate that? The host (Todd) assumed we knew nothing despite we showed him otherwise. I just found it way too long and boring for the few wines we tasted.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Luc V. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 4/25/19 11:00 AM

We had the Corley Flight. The wines were super and we had a very nice guide. The setting was beautiful. We also had the chance to taste wines from the barrel and had the chance to talk to one of the Corley brothers. A great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt P. Member Since 9/8/2016My BFF
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 4/19/19 1:00 PM

Great time, great place, Jerry was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Steve S. Member Since 8/17/2016My BFF
LIBRARY Tasting (Seated) on 2/27/19 3:00 PM

Pavo was a great educator and we enjoyed his company during our visit. We always love the Monticello wines and winery- one of our favorites!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gerry N. Member Since 4/19/2018My Frenemy
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 11/17/18 3:30 PM

I would not recommend this tasting event to anyone.... waste of time and money. Much better experience at several other wineries up the3 Silverado Trail that afternoon. Server wasn't that knowledgeable or helpful.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Marissa & Sam A. Member Since 10/15/2018My BFF
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 11/09/18 2:00 PM

The staff was courteous and friendly and knowledgeable

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Allan W. Member Since 10/22/2018My Parents
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 10/26/18 12:00 PM

We were very happy being able to eat lunch on the grounds and relax from our bike ride before our tasting. When we went inside, we found the server to be a little opinionated and not the friendliest even though after talking sports for a while he seemed to loosen up. Wines were very good.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dale T. Member Since 9/13/2018My BFF
LIBRARY Tasting (Seated) on 10/20/18 10:30 AM

We had a wonderful tasting in the library! We were able to taste some fabulous wines while hearing about the history of the vineyard. I would highly recommend this experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rob J. Member Since 3/7/2018My BFF
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 10/12/18 2:30 PM

We have visited Monticello Vineyards/Corley Family several times and always enjoy our time there. We love the wide variety of wines - and everyone is sure to find one (or more) that they really enjoy. The tasting room staff does a great job of educating you about the different wines and the vineyards where the grapes are grown. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Peggy S. Member Since 6/29/2017My BFF
RESERVE Tasting (Seated) on 6/28/18 12:30 PM

Beautiful winery. Gracious and engaging hosts.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Austin J. Member Since 5/28/2018My BFF
ESTATE Tasting (Seated) on 5/28/18 2:30 PM

The location is stunning and beautiful. Sitting outside in the shade with warm weather was fantastic. The staff were very friendly and made the experience that much better. The wine was all very tasty.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rich G. Member Since 10/5/2014My BFF
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 5/18/18 2:00 PM

Chris was very helpful and knowledgeable from the 10 guests that I brought to the winery. The fact that the 10 guests were a bachelorette party and they all thought Chris was good looking, didn't hurt. They didn't stop talking about him. I know it made the girls day and I hope it made Chris' day also.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nico -. Member Since 10/9/2013My BFF
ESTATE Tasting (Seated) on 5/16/18 2:30 PM

Excellent wines and hospitality

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert D. Member Since 2/26/2016My BFF
RESERVE Tasting (Seated) on 3/31/18 11:00 AM

Great wine and well treated by the hospitality of Chris and Gail.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Julie O. Member Since 2/13/2018My BFF
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 2/14/18 2:00 PM

Everything was ready for us when we arrived. They had a table and chairs set up in the afternoon sunshine on the grass outside the tasting room. Our host brought wine to our table as we lounged. He was very knowledgeable and explained about each wine and the corresponding vineyard. A great way to spend Valentine's Day afternoon with my wife.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Justin F. Member Since 1/15/2018My Parents
LIBRARY Tasting (Seated) on 1/28/18 2:30 PM

What a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Gail and Linda were amazing hosts and made me feel very welcomed. If I had more time I could have spent an entire afternoon at the property. The wines are extraordinarily well made. I had to purchase one of each plus a gorgeous 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon/blend. It will be hard to keep any of them locked up in the wine cellar. I can't wait to return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise C. Member Since 2/7/2016My Boss
RESERVE Tasting (Seated) on 12/23/17 2:30 PM

Love the winery and our wonderful host Chris. Chris was pleasant and knowledgeable. However, the rating is to reflect the rudeness and poor customer service from Linda. She was not polite to me or my guests and did not make us feel welcome. I did not think it appropriate that she pointed out Chris was "new and inexperienced", those were her words.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa K. Member Since 11/8/2017My BFF
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 11/22/17 12:00 PM

We were on a family vacation. The trip was our kids’ first exposure to wine tastings and we loved our experience at Monticello Vineyards. Our host was wonderful and explained so many things that go into wine making. Really gave our kids an appreciation for wine and an understanding into the complexities of the process - not to mention the excellent wines were able to try during our tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John M. Member Since 9/19/2017My BFF
RESERVE Tasting (Seated) on 10/27/17 2:30 PM

We had a perfect afternoon tasting with Chris. He was knowledgeable and gregarious but not over bearing. The wines speak for themselves. Pinot Noir , Cabernet, and proprietor’s reserve all excellent. Loved it!!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy P. Member Since 7/7/2017My BFF
ESTATE Tasting - Tasting Room on 8/04/17 11:30 AM

Pretty setting, friendly service, tasty wine. Great way to spend an afternoon!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Adam B. Member Since 6/22/2017My BFF
ESTATE Tasting (Seated) on 6/29/17 10:30 AM

Long dirt road through vineyard to the main area where the "model" Jefferson House, courtyard, tasting facilities and processing are all located. It IS a working winery, but I honestly enjoyed seeing the trucks and forklifts buzzing here and there to get the job done. Keep the wine flowing! We came early, and were able to be seated outside and had table service for our tasting. 5 stars!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary Jo C. Member Since 6/7/2016My BFF
ESTATE Tasting (Seated) on 6/11/17 2:30 PM

Thank you for a wonderful experience! Because of our reservation, they had a table saved for us on the lawn. It was great to have a seated tasting on beautiful grounds. The wines were good. Our host was attentive and took good care of us. I would highly recommend checking out this winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ken H. Member Since 5/11/2017My BFF
CORLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON Tasting (Seated) on 5/14/17 12:30 PM

We had a private tasting in the cellar and it was fantastic in all ways.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Raymond W. Member Since 4/19/2017My BFF
RESERVE Tasting (Seated) on 4/22/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful Property, the host seemed at times awkward but friendly.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lynn D. Member Since 1/31/2017My BFF
Monticello Vineyards Tasting - Tasting Room on 4/10/17 3:00 PM

Gail was awesome! She made our wine tasting a lot of fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heather A. Member Since 2/8/2017My Frenemy
Reserve Tasting - Seated Tasting on 4/01/17 12:30 PM

We had appt for "Reserved seated tasting" but yet we could not taste all of the wines listed on the Reserved menu provided. Our hostess (sorry her name we can't recall but she told us she was originally from Iowa) said she wouldn't open one wine in particular for our tasting, although she said we could purchase a glass if we wanted to taste it. We thought we had paid for that with the tasting fee.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Matt C. Member Since 8/18/2014My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 7/11/16 2:30 PM

Had a great private tasting in the Jefferson house. Very comfortable setting and our host Dave was very knowledgeable. Was able to sample a number of different wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Spencer C. Member Since 5/12/2016My Boss
Monticello Vineyards Tasting - Bar on 5/15/16 1:00 PM

Monticello vineyards is an amazing place. The day could not have been a better one. The wines are amazing and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Derek P. Member Since 8/27/2011My BFF
Reserve Tasting on 4/16/16 10:30 AM

Upon arriving at Monticello we were welcomed with a view similar to our trip to Jefferson's Monticello. Different but similar. That is the intention of the owner. The grounds are very nice and welcoming. The staff was exceptional, our host Joe was very comfortable to talk to and we had a nice discussion about the winery, it's history and the wine, as well as other places to try.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Robert H. Member Since 4/7/2016My Parents
Reserve Tasting on 4/12/16 12:30 PM

Beautiful setting and kind staff. Great wines too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joan H. Member Since 2/1/2016My BFF
Monticello Vineyards Tasting - Bar on 3/11/16 10:30 AM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Taylor B. Member Since 2/1/2016My BFF
Monticello Vineyards Tasting on 2/25/16 2:30 PM

A beautiful property right in the heart of Napa that is perfect for an afternoon picnic. The wines are not to missed!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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