Corralitos Wine TrailCorralitos Wine Trail
Sunny Corralitos, at the southern, coastal end of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, is 20 minutes south of Santa Cruz and
an hour south of San Jose.
In this idyllic spot for grape growing, four independent, family-owned wineries have established the Corralitos Wine Trail:
Alfaro Family Vineyards, Nicholson Vineyards, Pleasant Valley Vineyards and Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & Winery .
La Honda WineryLa Honda Winery
We farm small, hillside vineyards up above San Francisco Bay in La Honda, Hillsborough, Woodside, Portola Valley, Los Altos Hills, Saratoga and Los Gatos. Each has very different soils, slopes and climates, each is selected to show off the very best of a particular type of grape.
With this beautiful hand-nurtured fruit we carefully hand-craft small batches of wine using both state-of-the-art and traditional equipment. The results speak for themselves, though significant accolades including Gold, Double-Gold and Best-of-Class awards from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
An urban winery in the heart of the Peninsula that’s perfect for events. We’ve been called “a best kept secret,” and our clients love to surprise their guests with our unique and charming atmosphere, and our delicious artisan wines. Ideal for private and corporate parties, team building, charity events, birthday and holiday parties, wine tastings and blendings, cooking parties and winemaker dinners, weddings and more…
Saratoga Wine TrailSaratoga Wine Trail
Just minutes away from many Silicon Valley locations are some of the most historic and highly rated wineries in the region – all of which may be visited in a relatively short drive. Visit both beautiful mountaintop locations with great views and picnic locations and easy to get to Tasting Rooms in downtown Saratoga. You will find exceptional Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnays, Pinots, Cabernets, Syrahs and other wines on your adventures following the Saratoga Wine Trail.
Stockwell CellarsStockwell CellarsContact: Suzanne Zeber
Welcome to Stockwell Cellars.
We believe winemaking is an art, and the best barrel-aged wines combine old world techniques with new world technology.
Elegant and complex, our wines pay tribute to the rich heritage of winemaking in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where we produce some of California’s best handcrafted wines.
Summit to the Sea Wine TrailSummit to the Sea Wine Trail
The Summit Sirens invite you to follow the trail of the vine as it winds through some of the most picturesque mountain locales in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The Summit to Sea Wine Trail is a unique collection of wineries, each ready to welcome you with hospitality and exceptional award winning wines. It only takes a day to fully enjoy the Wine Trail or you can plan a few weekends to experience all that each winery has to offer. We invite you to explore this site and see where the trail leads you. You’ll find more than just great wine!
Summit WineriesSummit Wineries
The Summit Road Wineries offer spectacular views across the mountains to the Bay. Only 20 minutes from Los Gatos or Santa Cruz you can visit all these wineries in a single afternoon. Mountain vineyards, forest scenery, excellent mountain wines and beautiful gardens all come together to offer a true ‘top of the world’ wine tasting experience.
Surf City VintnersSurf City Vintners
The Surf City Vintners collective of micro-boutique wineries, numbering a dozen, has made Santa Cruz a vibrant mecca for wine tasting. An urban renewal project has turned former warehouse space into a hip, trendy destination. The individual wineries are in close proximity on the Westside of Santa Cruz on Ingalls Street, Swift Street, and the Old Sash Mill. Meet and talk with the winemakers!
Testarossa WineryTestarossa Winery
From a Silicon Valley Garage to International Acclaim
Testarossa (Italian for “red head”) was the nickname given Rob Jensen as a young university student in Italy. Rob and Diana Jensen started Testarossa in their garage in 1993 with just twenty-five cases of wine. Today, the winery works closely with top winegrowers in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Rita Hills, Arroyo Grande Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalone and Santa Cruz Mountains appellations. The label has grown to national prominence among collectors and reviewers by cultivating long-term partnerships with passionate winegrowers and vineyards the likes of Garys’, Pisoni, Rosella’s, Doctor’s, Sierra Madre and Rincon.
At Testarossa, all of our winemaking expertise and experience flows towards one goal: crafting elegant, limited release Pinot Noir and Chardonnay worthy of your table.
Winemaker Bill Brosseau works both sides of the equation – in the vineyard and in the cellar – to translate the state’s best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit into the state’s most sought-after wines. Behind our historic hand-hewn stone walls, Bill and his team employ traditional techniques and modern tools. Native yeast fermentations in sixty gallon French oak barrels for our Chardonnays. Hand sorting, extended pre-soaks, and small, custom designed stainless steel fermenters for our Pinot Noir. And everywhere, gentle, gravity-fed movement of the wines to preserve the vineyard’s character and integrity.
The results speak for themselves. Testarossa has an impressive, decades long track record of accolades and ninety-plus point scores from Wine Spectator, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media, Wine Enthusiast and Connoisseurs’ Guide.
Only our two, rarest wines carry a Jensen family name – the Diana’s Chardonnay and the Niclaire Pinot Noir. These wines are made by blending the top barrels of the vintage into the premier statement of the season. The Jensen Reserve Society is the best way for collectors to reserve their share of these two, limited gems.
The wines of Testarossa are made in very limited, small lots. Many of the wines sell out quickly to our Club Testarossa members. For wines currently available for purchase, please visit our online wine shop.