The character of the land defines the style of their wines; the bordelaise varietals express the terroir of this Valley with distinction and finesse. For this reason, the main varietals on their property are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. They also produce wines with varietals from other regions, such as Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Chardonnay.
The winery has one of the most expensive wines in the region. This is Gran Ricardo, a Bordeaux blend bottled in magnums that sell for $180. Monte Xanic has introduced a new, more affordable line called Calixa. Calixa is aged in barrels used first for the premium wines. "The barrels are free," says Hans Backhoff, and that lowers the price to about $12 a bottle. Also new is a Syrah. The first 500 cases, released in December, sold out in a month. "Syrah has a lot of potential here," Backhoff says. "Our weather is very similar to that of the Rhone Valley."
Wine Tasting Hours: Mon-Sun 10am - 3:30pm, Tours: Reservations Required Phone (646) 155-2080 from US use the prefix from U.S.: 011-52
Saturday August 2, 2014 Time: 19:00
Grape Harvest Festivals
Monte Xanic is hosting a Twilight Concert for the festivals the guest artist is the Dallas String Quartet. they will have their traditional tray of cheeses and a wide selection of wines. There will be tree areas for the event ranging from $120 to $175.