Welcome To The Winery!
A colorful legacy of Northern California pioneers, farmers and purveyors of wine that has transcended six generations of the De La Montanya family. In 1995 De La Montanya Estate Vineyards was founded with the planting of our Home Ranch in the heart of Russian River Valley. Eight years later, in summer of 2003, we officially opened the winery and tasting room in southern Dry Creek Valley, just off Westside Road and five minutes from downtown Healdsburg.
Currently we have a total of 270 acres of vineyards planted throughout Sonoma and Lake Counties. The appellations include Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Red Hills in Lake County. From each of these vineyards we hand pick the very best clusters to bring into the winery to produce a total of 4,000 cases annually. Priding ourselves on small batch, handcrafted winemaking, weve been known to make up to 18 different wines, ranging in size from one barrel (24 cases) to 12 barrels (280 cases). From this broad spectrum of varietals, our signature wines include Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewürztraminer and late harvest botrytis white.
In addition to our small lot winemaking we also pride ourselves on our specialized labels. These have included Tres Amour, Sybil, Amigos, Lunch Money, and Pinot Squared, with our most popular being the Pin Up series. The labels for our PinUp Cabaret and Desire wines are photographs of our female wine club members (photographed on location in the barrel room for backdrop), harkening back to World War II pinups.
Affectionately known as The Barn, our showcase winery and tasting room, is picturesquely located amidst our Felta Creek vineyard and apple orchard. It is here that our guests experience wine the way it is intended to be: with good friends and family in a welcoming, fun and beautiful environment. Outside the tasting room we have an outdoor kitchen complete with pizza oven, a gorgeous garden picnic area and even a bocce court. Back in the tasting room you might encounter Dennis telling stories about the peppered history of the De La Montanya family and the pioneering spirit that is found in each sip of our wine. Click here for a MAP
See you at the Barn!
Dennis and Tina De La Montanya
Dennis and Tina reside on their 36 acre estate vineyard in the heart of the Russian River Valley along with future vineyard and winery managers Dean and Dylan View a few of our favorite snapshots (any baseball fans out there?)
Ceci manages special projects for the winery and lives in San Francisco while Dustin represents the winery in San Diego and works in sales.
Tami Collins, our Winemaker since 2006 (and Tina De La Montanyas youngest sister), is an aficionado of small lot
Sonoma County wines and is the first to acknowledge that great wine is made in the vineyards.
She works closely with Dennis and our team of the guys to create the best of what our vineyards have to offer.
A glamorous job it is not, but the blood and sweat are worth it at the end of the day when we can enjoy a great
bottle of wine with friends and family
and certainly when we get to add another gold medal to our belt!