Artisan Wine

Cima Collina produces artisan wines from small Monterey vineyards. The idea of an “artisan wine” is the partnership with growers who meticulously cultivate vineyards, the insistence on using only carefully chosen fruit, and the creation of wine on a barrel-by-barrel basis.

The focus on Monterey vineyards is an acknowledgment that this region is now and will continue to produce wines that are interesting, compelling and unique. Many factors conspire to make this a truly gifted region for growing grapes. With the cool maritime climate, well-drained soils and energy of our winemaking colleagues, a dynamic renaissance is currently underway in our region.

We invite you try the wines of Cima Collina. We are confident we will meet your highest expectations of what an artisan wine should be.

Rich in History

We take great pride in our association with the early history of Carmel Valley. The tasting room is located in the old Del Monte Dairy constructed by one of the Valley’s early pioneers, William Hatton, in the late 19th century. Some of the earliest Monterey Jack cheese was made here.

The tasting room has also served as Carmel Valley’s first post office, a stop for the stage coach to Tassajara Hot Springs, an art gallery, and several local favorite restaurants.

Grapes first introduced by the Franciscan friars, who established the Mission at the mouth of the valley, provide the backdrop to our estate vineyard. Located about one half mile east of Carmel Valley Village, the land was originally part of a historic ranch and site for California’s first dude ranch.

Come experience the rich history of Cima Collina.

Vineyard Highlight

Come explore the Tondré Grapefield Vineyard during the 2016 harvest season.

Experience picking, sorting, and making wine, as our winemaker, Annette Hoff Danzer, tells the story of what makes our distinctive and aromatic Pommard clone Pinot Noir.

Purchase a bottle of our 2012 Tondré Pommard Pinot Noir today and enjoy it with friends and family this holiday season or give it as a gift at your next party.

Upcoming Event

An Olive Branch in a Cima Collina vineyard

Earth Day Vertical Tasting

Location: Cima Collina Tasting Room
Saturday, April 22nd
12:30 to 4:30pm

Great wines begin in the vineyard… In honor of Earth Day, we will be celebrating our estate vineyard and its inspiration behind Cima Collina wines with vertical tastings of our Hilltop Ranch Pinot Noir –  2007 to 2010 vintages – and Hilltop Ranch Pinot Gris. Learn more about our sustainable practices in the vineyard and beyond!

Cost: $15 per person, Wine Club members: $5 per person

Private Events

String Lighting at Tasting Room

Corporate Dinners – Catered Lunches – Festive Strolling Soireés – Wine & Food Pairings

Experience authentic wine country ambiance at two unique locations. Customize your next private event at the quaint, historic Cima Collina Tasting Room in Carmel Valley or among barrels and stainless steel tanks at the Cima Collina Barrel Room & Winery in Marina. Our on-site event specialist will help to create a most memorable affair!

More Information here

Perfectly Pinot

Pinot Punchdown

I want a wine that has more subtle flavors, that’s intriguing and interesting, and not so, ‘Here I am!’ fruit forward, that type of thing. I love Pinot Noir, I love making Pinot Noir…. Pinot, from little vineyards…I said yeah, this is where I want to be. I want to acheive this in my own winemaking style.

- Annette Hoff Danzer, as interviewed during Cima Collina’s premiere release of Pinot Noir

Winemaker Annette Hoff Danzer, certainly hands-on Winemaker, demonstrates her passion behind this sometimes finicky varietal in our Pinot Noir Punch Down video.

Learn why punch down is a beneficial process for winemakers, and how unique clones, temperatures and consistencies contribute to differences in the winemaking process.

Reserved Table Tastings

A Patio Reserved Wine Tasting at Cima Collina Winery in Carmel Valley Village near Monterey, CA

Plan ahead on your next visit to the Tasting Room and set aside a table especially for you and your guests

Our Reserved Table Tastings focus on the winery’s handful of small lot, allocated wines available only to wine club members, and unique gems selected by Winemaker Annette Hoff Danzer

Daily – noon to 6pm, based on availability
Cost: $30 per guest
Advance reservations required