You can’t judge a wine by its grape color. Montevina’s vineyards may be full of red grapes but not if you look through rose colored glasses. Bob Trinchero may have been wearing them when he turned the wine world on its head in 1973 and began making White Zinfandel from Amador County grapes. The Trinchero Family purchased Montevina in 1988 and has continued to produce many different Zinfandels. Zinfandel’s berry fruit flavors and aromas look great in pink. You might ask, how can two very different styles be cut from the same cloth? It’s all in the timing.
Some say you can taste the history of a place in a glass of wine. Perhaps that’s why the wines of Montevina are brimming with such intense flavors and bold character. Spanish for “mountain vine,” Montevina brings a different altitude-and attitude-to its winemaking. Crafted at our Terra d’Oro Winery, Montevina wines reflect the soul of the Sierra Foothills. The first winery to be established following the end of Prohibition, the wines of Montevina resurrected Amador County’s legendary wine industry. Since then, we’ve been known for crafting deeply flavored, robust wines that capture the unique character of this remarkable region.
We got our start in the Sierra foothills back in 1970, picking up where Prohibition left off. Our first wines were released in 1973, and Montevina quickly became known for robust, full-bodied red wines-especially Zinfandel and Barbera-which revived interest in the historic Amador wine region.
Today Montevina owns and manages 400 acres of estate vineyards, including several notable, old-vine vineyards. Our state-of-the art winery is spectacular, and features a spacious, friendly tasting room and a beautiful vineyard-ringed patio where you can relax with a glass of wine. There’s nothing quite like escaping to Amador wine country-we hope you’ll come and visit us soon at Montevina.