‘Name the Winery’ contest winner is…Monserate Winery

FALLBROOK – Jade and Julie Work, the Fallbrook residents who purchased the now defunct Fallbrook Golf Club and are transforming the Gird Valley property into a winery, have selected Monserate Winery as the winning entry in the “Name the Winery” contest.

According to contest organizers, nearly 1,400 names were submitted. The Works felt Monserate Winery, named after the Rancho Monserate land grant of 1846 and Monserate Hill to the south of their property, was “just perfect.”

Blair Cooke Davey was the first to suggest Monserate Winery and will receive a prize.

Work continues at a fevered pitch at Monserate Winery. During the month of January, crews prepared the land for planting and more sycamores were brought in, creating groves around the property. Olive trees will be added for the future pressing of olive oil.

Crews began laying out the trellis system in February, and the vines that have been special ordered are scheduled to be delivered soon.

9 Responses to "‘Name the Winery’ contest winner is…Monserate Winery"

  1. kNPD   February 16, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Boy!!!! What a great addition to our community. That is a beautiful valley thru there and the vineyard and trees will only add to the scenery. Glad that this turned into a positive venture for not only the new owners but also for the people that live in that area. I hope they will use the old Club House as a Wine Tasting venue and sales outlet and possibly available for meetings and such. As a contrast to this well taken care of and maintained property, take a look at the former San Luis Rey Downs golf course. Not a pretty sight!!

  2. Lee   February 16, 2017 at 1:45 pm


    As lifelong Fallbrookers, you will, I’m sure, make this a great success and a proud new addition to Fallbrook and our quality of life!

    Jade and Judy, I wish you GREAT success with this project!

  3. Mary   February 19, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I reside on the former Fallbrook Golf course and it is exciting to see all the progress that is being made to convert it into a vineyard. We are thankful to Jade and Julie works for taking charge of the transformation and wish them success.

  4. DrH   February 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Blaire Cooke Davey is from the Cooke Family that built the Fallbrook Golf Course. How wonderful she won the naming of the vineyard/winery that will be developed on what was once her “passion.” She still has a love for this area even though she has had to move away. So having even a small connection with the new project on her old property has to be special for her. I live on the old 6th fairway and love watching the daily changes to our view. It is exciting to come home each day and see the project ever changing.

  5. TB   February 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

    We can not thank Jade and Judy enough for what they have done for our community. Every time I pass by their beautiful project I can imagine a tract of homes under construction. What a disaster that would have been.

    I can’t wait until the restaurant and bar are completed so I can have dinner, a drink and take in the view of vineyards and olive trees. I will be a regular customer to thank you for saving our community.

  6. Jojo   February 21, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Jade and Julie Work’s save of this imperiled property is a great gift to the Fallbrook community. It will be wonderful to see this property in the heart of Gird Valley developing into Monserate Winery and vineyards. The Works are stewards of a new chapter in our history of local agriculture and we are so thankful for their commitment.

  7. SaveFallbrookGolfCourse.com   February 21, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Kudos to Monserate Winery, Jade and Julie Work and their hard-working crew! To learn more, we have a mailing list at http://www.SaveFallbrookGolfCourse.com. Thanks, Fallbrook!

  8. Brad Jrodan   February 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I can’t express how happy with the way things are turning out for the former Fallbook Golf Course. We can see much of the front nine from our backyard and am impressed with the speed of work that Jade and his team have made. It is remarkable. I can already imagine looking down at the beautiful grape vines and of course having a great glass of wine or maybe a meal at the tasting room and restaurant. It is refreshing to see a couple put their hearts and souls into a project. The Jade’s have made life better for everyone in the Gird Valley and we fully expect their property to become the jewel of Fallbrook!!

  9. L&M Mitzner   February 25, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    It has been such a pleasure to watch the progress of Monserate Vineyard. We live on the 5th fairway so have seen things up close & personal. The Work’s have truely turned things around for our neighborhood & community. We are amazed every day how hard the whole crew are working, how professional and friendly they all are. We wish the Works’ family and crew much success and look forward to many happy days sipping their wine 🍷


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