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.
Sip & Shop Holiday Open House
Sip ~ Cima Collina wines, Shop ~ local!
Join us at our historic tasting room in Carmel Valley as local vendors showcase their wares and get us into the holiday spirit! Taste small bites and our new Forte cocktails, hand-crafted by Katie at Bar Cart Cocktails. Support local – Complimentary admission.
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7pm
Cima Collina’s Hilltop Ranch Barn
Limited seating available – Featuring Joe Alarid of Tondre Grapefield Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands and Carmel Valley Chef Jerome Viel
Allocated wines from small lot, single vineyards and the rolling scenic vines of Hilltop set the stage for this annual celebration of harvest with Cima Collina grower partners and the winemaking team. More details on the menu, wines and location coming soon! This is an invitation only event – Please contact the winery for more information at 831.620.0645
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.Winemaker Annette Hoff Danzer, certainly hands-on Winemaker, demonstrates her passion behind this sometimes finicky varietal in our Pinot Noir Punch Down video.
- Annette Hoff Danzer, as interviewed during Cima Collina’s premiere release of Pinot Noir
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
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