We have a winner! The new name is Monserate Winery!
We never imagined the incredible response to the "Name the Winery" contest, almost 1400 submissions!
Jade and Julie Work were thrilled by your enthusiasm and faced a daunting task choosing that just-right name for the new winery.
Monserate Winery, named after the Rancho Monserate
land grant of 1846
and Monserate Hill to the south of the property, was just perfect.
Blair Cooke Davey was the first to suggest Monserate Winery. Congratulations to Blair! We love the new name!
The Cooke family originally developed this agricultural land into a golf course back in the 1960s so it seems so very right for Blair to be the one to come up with the winery's new name. And how
wonderful it is that the Work family is now transforming the land into another treasure in our community.
The construction of the vineyard's trellis system with Monserate Hill to the south, February 12, 2017.
We are all witnessing lots of changes at Monserate Winery. During the month of January, Jade and his crew prepared the land for planting and more
sycamores were brought in, creating groves around the property. Olive trees will be added for the future pressing of olive oil.
Then the crew began laying out the trellis system in February, t
he vines have been special ordered and will soon be delivered.
It is very exciting to watch as the vision of the vineyard emerges...and it also heralds the imminent planting of the grape vines sometime in April.
Congratulations, Blair, for coming up with such a wonderful name: Monserate Winery!
Alla tua salute!
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Gird Valley painting, courtesy of Mijoa Rho.