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.
Hilltop Ranch Harvest
Record-breaking temperatures in early September made for a quick and busy harvest season, but the team pulled through quickly to preserve cluster quality and maximize fruit from the 3 acre estate vineyard parcel.
A “favorite” in recent Santa Lucia Highland’s tasting – “2014 Tondre Grapefield Chardonnay had a small welcome amount of residual sugar in their Chablis-like Chard. –Eve Bushman, Eve’s Wine 101, February 2017g
Order October 11 – 31, 2017 and we will donate 50% of proceeds directly to help Northern California wineries – #CaWineStrong
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!
Holiday Sip & Shop
Thursday, December 7th – 4 to 7pm
Local artisans, small bites and Cima Collina wine-by-the-glass specials all evening. Share in the holiday spirit, support your local community, and get a head start on some holiday shopping- We hope to see you! Complimentary admission.