Monte Bello

Santa Cruz Mountains
Santa Clara County

Nestled high up in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and surrounded by historic vineyards, our Monte Bello Estate offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to experience our exceptional single-vineyard wines.

Tasting & Sales

Monte Bello is now open for appointment-based, seated tastings seven days/week. Tastings are conducted outdoors whenever possible. Please review our visitation guidelines below prior to your visit.

We have implemented a variety of measures to ensure the safety of our guests and our staff, including enhanced cleaning protocols, face coverings for all staff, proper social distancing measures, pre-shift health screenings, staggered tasting times to limit crowds, regular hand washing, and ongoing sanitizing of all surfaces before and after each visit.

Visitation Guidelines

* Tastings are by appointment only, limited to groups of 6 or less (reserve below)
* No Picnicking
* All guests must be 21 or older. We cannot allow children or infants at this time.
* Tasting appointments begin promptly at the reservation time. Late arrival will result in a shortened experience.
* No pets or outside food allowed
* Masks are required unless seated at a table
* All wine will be served while you are seated, with no tastings at the bar
* Please stay at home if you are sick
* Please keep distances of at least 6 feet from other guests and employees

If you are a member of the trade and interested in scheduling a trade-specific visit, please complete our Trade Visit Request Form.

Monte Bello Estate Tasting

*Please read the visitation guidelines above before scheduling your visit. Available by appointment only, our Estate Tasting is a seated tasting of our single-vineyard, Estate wines. Estate tastings are limited to 75 minutes. Tastings will be hosted in our outdoor tasting space whenever possible, however tastings may be moved indoors if the weather becomes challenging. We recommend dressing warmly for your tasting if the weather is cool, as it can be chilly at the top of the mountain. All public health recommendations, including mask wearing and social distancing will be observed by our team while hosting your tasting.

Our Estate Tasting is $20 per person and limited to groups of 6 or fewer adults, Wine Club Members receive this experience complimentary for up to 4 guests. You may add our 2010 Monte Bello to your tasting flight for an additional $30. If there is someone in your party that is a designated driver and will not be tasting, book for your full party size and use the discount code “DDD” to discount their tasting fee to $0.00.

*Club Members: please use the email address associated with your membership when booking in order to receive your member discount.

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Monte Bello Private Library Tasting

This private tasting experience at Monte Bello provides you the exclusive opportunity to taste our current release and library wines side by side, offering you unique insight into how our wines evolve over time. Offered daily by reservation at 11am and 2pm. $75 per person ($60 for members) and limited to groups of 6 or fewer adults.

*Club Members: please use the email address associated with your membership when booking in order to receive your member discount.

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Wine Pickup at Monte Bello (No Tasting)

Interested in picking up an existing order from our Monte Bello location? No problem! Simply click on the 'Book Now' link below to complete your reservation and we'll have your order ready for pickup at 17100 Montebello Road in Cupertino. All pickup orders must be pre-paid one day in advance, and your pickup will be fulfilled in a safe and convenient manner. If you haven't placed your order yet, visit this page to do so or contact us. When you arrive at Monte Bello, please check in at the tasting room barn and one of our associates will assist you.

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Casual Lounge Tastings Not Available Currently

Enjoy a casual experience in our Monte Bello Tasting Lounge. Your host will guide you through a flight of five single-vineyard wines, including our flagship Monte Bello, while you learn about our rich history, pre-industrial philosophy, and commitment to single-vineyard winemaking. This is a great option for Club Members picking up their new release shipments. Offered Monday through Friday by reservation. Learn more.

Private Tastings Not Available Currently

Private tastings and events are available in a variety of scenarios depending on your group size and your preferences. For date availability and a summary of guest offerings, please contact us with your request.


Due to the presence of rattle snakes in the area, and for the safety of your animal, dogs are not permitted on the property.
Please be advised that most ride share app drivers will not pick up at Monte Bello given our remote location.

Directions
Click on the map at the bottom of this page for directions. Please note that some Internet and GPS-based directions may be incorrect once you get onto Montebello Road. Stay on Montebello Road and continue up 4.4 miles until you reach 17100 Montebello. (Do not turn onto Peacock Court, Casa de Pino Way, or any other side road.) There is no direct access to Ridge from Skyline Blvd or Page Mill road.

High Atop a Mountain
We are located at 2,300 feet in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The drive up Montebello Road is a very winding route that occasionally becomes a single lane. Additionally, Montebello road is a popular bicycle route. Please allow sufficient time to ensure you are able to make your drive carefully up the mountain. Carpooling is encouraged and large trucks and buses should contact us prior to your trip to confirm access is available.

Electric Car Charging
Traveling by electric vehicle? We have a Tesla charger available in our guest parking area.

Weather
Check the current weather or the forecast from a specific weather station located on Montebello Road near our winery.

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Ridge Vineyards / Monte Bello

17100 Montebello Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone 1.408.868.1320
Fax 1.408.868.1350
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