Alfaro Family Vineyards & WineryAlfaro Family Vineyards & WineryTasting Room Open Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-5pm (June-Sept)
Welcome to Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery
Come taste the difference – our Estate grown and bottled Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and unique Gruner Veltliner reflect the unique terrior of Corralitos, at the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation.
We are proud to announce eight of our 56 acres under vine is CCOF Certified Organic
Armitage WinesArmitage WinesTasting Room open Thu & Fri 3-8pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-7pm
“My business philosophy is to mesh the energy of the separate components of wine in a symbiotic relationship that expresses the character of the wine in its purest form.”
-Brandon Armitage, Winemaker
Bargetto WineryBargetto WineryTasting Room Open Daily from 12-5pm
BARGETTO WINERY is dedicated to enriching the quality of life through the enjoyment of wine as it complements meals, contributes to well-being and celebrates life.
BARGETTO WINERY is a third generation family owned and operated winery that was established in 1933 on the banks of Soquel Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We specialize in producing award winning, cool-climate varietals like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio which are carefully nurtured at our Regan estate vineyard as well as other varietals from other Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards. We also offer a large selection of wines such as Petite Sirah and Zinfandel from other regions of California. In addition to offering red and white wine varietals, BARGETTO WINERY is also home to the CHAUCER’S CELLARS brand which offers a variety of award winning fruit wines and honey meads. We have two tasting room locations to choose from. One is located at the winery in Soquel and the second tasting room is situated in the heart of Cannery Row in Monterey. Both tasting rooms offer friendly service and are open 7 days a week. We have a variety of special events throughout the year at both tasting rooms so be sure to check out our event calendar. In addition to hosting events for the general public, BARGETTO WINERY is a great place for weddings and private events. We have a dedicated private events department that will make sure your special event is fabulous!
We welcome you to visit our historic Soquel winery and tasting room in this distinctive region of mountain vineyards and coastal breezes.
• OPEN DAILY •
Soquel Tasting Room 12pm-5pm | Winery Tour 2pm
*Please contact the tasting room directly to reserve a tasting for any Group of 8 or more.
For more information, please email email@example.com
Big Basin VineyardsBig Basin Vineyards
Saratoga Tasting Room:
14598 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
Friday and Saturday, 12-7pm
Thursday, Sunday and Monday, 12-5pm
No reservation is required for less than 8 people.
The tasting fee is $18 per flight. Wine Club members receive 2 complimentary flights.
Groups of 9+ people require a Private Tasting appointment.
Big Basin Estate Vineyard & Tasting Room:
830 Memory Lane
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
April-October: Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm
NEW: Fireside Fridays from 5:30-9:30pm!
November-March: Saturdays, 12-5pm (and sunny Sundays)
No reservation is required for less than 8 people.
The tasting fee is $18 per flight. Wine Club members receive 2 complimentary flights.
Groups of 9+ people require a Private Tasting appointment.
Bottle Jack WineryBottle Jack Winery
Bottle Jack focuses on producing limited releases of award winning, premium wines from local vineyards including Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese and unique red wine blends. Our small, family-run team has its hands in every step of the winemaking process from grape to bottle.
Winery Tasting Room Information:
Our winery is located 3 miles from Downtown Santa Cruz and features beautiful bay, and mountain views. We’re open the 3rd Saturday of each month, 12:00-4:00 and private tastings with the winemaker are easily available by making an appointment. Call or email us to schedule an appointment or to join our mailing list. Reservations Required for Groups of 8 or More. Buses, Limousines, & Large Party Vehicles Cannot be Accommodated Due to Limited Parking & Driveway Access.
Swift Street Tasting Room Information:
Fridays, 12-7 & Saturdays – Sundays 12-6pm
*Please note: Passports will only be accepted at the winery tasting room.
Burrell School Vineyards & WineryBurrell School Vineyards & WineryTasting Room open Fri-Sun 11am-5pm
Burrell School’s origins date back to 1854 when Lyman J. Burrell settled the rough wilderness that is now home to our winery and Estate vines. Carrying on the more than 130 year old tradition at the School, David and Anne Moulton began development of the Estate vineyard in 1973. At a 1,600 foot elevation, the site faces to the southwest. Soils are a complex mixture of loam and shale due to our close proximity to the San Andreas Fault.
Nearby Monterey Bay brings warm days and cool nights. This results in a unique microclimate, perfect for long, slow ripening of cool climate grapes.
Initial plantings were to Chardonnay and Merlot, with Pinot Noir added in 2002. Cultivation and spraying are done with heritage Cletrac tractors; pruning, seasonal operations and picking are all done by hand.
From growing to harvesting, the goal is toward the best wine grapes possible in order to produce distinctive, concentrated wines reflective of their mountain home.
Clos LaChance VIneyardsClos LaChance VIneyardsTasting Room open daily from 11am-4:30pm; 21 & over only
In 1987, co-owners Bill and Brenda Murphy decided to plant a few rows of Chardonnay in their Saratoga backyard, both for landscaping purposes and to realize their dreams of being small-scale vintners. A few years later, the wines produced from this small backyard vineyard were good enough to sell to the public. It was at this point that Clos LaChance formed into a commercial winery. The first released wines were from the 1992 vintage. The next 15 years would take the Murphy’s from 200 cases of wine produced to 80,000; 3/4 of an acre to 150 acres planted and 20 full-time and 25 seasonal employees.
Clos LaChance Winery takes its name from the small fenced-in area encompassing a vineyard (Clos) and from co-owner Brenda Murphy’s maiden name (LaChance). The Murphy’s chose the Hummingbird as the winery’s symbol for both its aesthetic beauty and its ability to keep other birds away from the grapes.
Together with their daughters, Bill and Brenda have created a multi-generational, family-owned and operated winery. It is their dream that the third generation will eventually take over the business.
The winery is located in San Martin, CA, within the Central Coast American Viticultural Area. Tucked into the beautiful Hayes Valley, Clos LaChance is a true wine country experience located only 30 minutes from the Silicon Valley. Click here for more information about visiting Clos LaChance Winery.
Being a good steward of land and resources are key components in Clos LaChance’s winemaking practice. The family is especially vested in the sustainability of the winery and vineyard with the homes of creating a legacy for their children and grandchildren. Clos LaChance Winery and Estate Vineyard is proud to be Certified Sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
Cooper-Garrod Estate VineyardsCooper-Garrod Estate VineyardsTasting Room open weekdays 12-5pm, weekends 11am-5pm
“A Destination Worth Knowing” only 25 minutes from San Jose or Palo Alto or 50 minutes from San Francisco, Cooper-Garrod is an historic family owned and operated estate winery. Located on hillsides above Saratoga, the vines capitalize on the sunny days, moderate nights, and long growing season of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Tasting Room open weekdays from 12-5pm, weekends from 11-5pm.
Domenico WineryDomenico WineryTasting Room Open Weekends 11am-4pm.
Dominick and Gloria Chirichillo’s choice of name for their winery is a reflection of their commitment to their Italian heritage and the tradition of family winemaking. In 1955 in New York, Dominick who is called Domenico in Italian was introduced to these traditions by his Nonno (grandfather), Domenico Giovinazzo. In the basement of their home was a wine press that Nonno showed Dominick; passing down from one generation to another the love of handcrafting wine.
Dominick’s passion for winemaking took him from amateur competitions, while he lived on the East Coast, to commercial status after moving to Northern California. Moving to California has enabled Dominick to choose his grapes hands-on from selected vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma’s Central Coast, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Amador County and the Lodi District. Not to mention he is a member of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, where he sources Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. As of fall 2010, the wines of Domenico have won 300 Medals for wines produced from these various regions!
Prior to opening Domenico Winery, Dominick and Gloria’s passion for the wine business was shared with others on both the East and West Coasts through Bacchus Winemaking Club. This membership club enabled many more people to create their own wines with custom labels. Over 200,000 cases of wine have been created by amateur winemakers on both the East and West Coasts through the years. See the website, http://www.bacchuswinemakingclub.com for more information on making your own wines.
Our recipe for success in the wine business is simple… take the finest grapes of California, add Dominick’s passion, blend with family tradition, and you get wine that exudes complexity, finesse, and agreeability. We invite you to come by the winery to taste for yourself.
Our Tasting Room has an old world elegance and charm that you notice the moment you step through the doors. The aroma of wine aging in French oak barrels will make you feel as if you have been swept away to an Italian winemaking villa. We’ll walk you through the tasting experience of 5 of our wines for $10 (waived with the purchase of 1 bottle). For groups of 6 or more, we ask that you make a reservation by emailing Michael@DomenicoWinery.com.
Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm
Third Sunday of the Month: Live Music 1 – 4 pm
Tasting Room Open for Passport Days 10am-3pm.
We are available for private tastings Monday – Friday by appointment only (for groups of 10 or more). Please check our calendar here before planning a visit to see what’s going on that day.
Fellom Ranch VineyardsFellom Ranch VineyardsOpen Saturdays & Passport Celebration Days, 12-4pm
Fellom Ranch located at 2200′ elevation on Montebello Ridge, California. Our Santa Cruz Mtns estate vineyard is made up of cabernet sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals. Additionally, we make other wines from selected california vineyards. Limited production, hand crafted wines of great depth and dimension.
Tasting Room for Passport Days Only or Appointment Only
House Family VineyardsHouse Family VineyardsTasting Room open Sat & Sun 12-5pm
The sunny days and cool nights of the mountainside above Saratoga
California married with our handcrafted viticulture and classical
winemaking techniques produce limited quantities of our fine wines.
Tasting Room open Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm.
Integrity WinesIntegrity WinesTasting Room open Sat & Sun 12-5pm
Tasting Room Open Saturday & Sunday 12-5PM, Including Passport Days
Integrity Wines is one of the newest wineries to the Santa Cruz area and is founded on a key principle that everyone contributes to the wine, whether it’s tasting wines with us, working the crush, working in the cellar, or enjoying the wine with friends – everyone matters.
We are a local winery, with wines made by native Santa Cruzans with an extensive history of award winning amateur winemaking who’ve now gone commercial.
We make wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains, local counties and other areas that produce a great expression of that particular varietal. Handcrafted wines include Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon – and some surprises.
Every customer, club member, person joining us for a tasting is important to us and is why we are here. We look forward to seeing you and having you be part of a dream come true!
Kings Mountain VineyardsKings Mountain Vineyards
Experience Kings Mountain Vineyards
From a tiny one-acre dry-farmed and hand-tended vineyard on the eastern side of the Skyline Ridge, we proudly produce elegant and refined wines for your enjoyment. Now strictly focused on classic Pinot Noir with great depth and complexity, our cellar contains a treasure of library wines, including outstanding Meritage blends. Our wine club grants members access to these aged-to-perfection gems, as well as to our new releases of Pinot Noir going forward.
Each vintage is aged in all new French oak barrels and bottle-aged before release.
Follow us on Facebook or join or mailing list to taste with us at Passport and other events throughout the Bay Area.
Find us on all four 2018 Passport Days at VinoCruz in Soquel from 12-5pm.
Kissed by an Angel WinesKissed by an Angel WinesTasting Room open Sat & Sun 2-6pm
We are family owned and operated, specializing in handcrafted aged red wines. Our wine making practices result in soft, smooth drinkable wines. Our wine making efforts are dedicated to the memory of our beloved daughter, Amanda.
Our family’s wine making began back in Bedonia, Italy which is a small mountain town overlooking the city of Rapallo on the Italian Riviera in Northern Italy in the 1800’s. Larry began his wine making at the age of six years old in his Grandfather Futanato’s cellar in San Francisco for the families private enjoyment. Today, although Larry is third generation he is the first generation to take the wine making technique to the market commercially. Our wines are nurtured and meticulously cared for from harvest through the bottling process. We use all natural methods.
Open Saturday and Sunday 2-6pm.
La Honda WineryLa Honda WineryThe winery holds a monthly Open Day Winetasting, typically on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 12-4 pm.
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…
La Honda Winery is pouring at Domenico Winery on April Passport Celebration Day.
La Rusticana D’Orsa VineyardsLa Rusticana D’Orsa VineyardsTasting Room open for Passport Celebration Days only
La Rusticana d’Orsa is a unique estate of rare beauty tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains, an appellation dedicated to fine wine production since the 1880s. The life’s work of Frank and Marilyn Dorsa, the vineyard is set atop terraced rolling hills delineated by rock walls and accented by roses, Italian Cypresses, sculpture gardens, lily ponds, and fountains. It is a spiritual microcosm of Old World charm and peace seemingly light-years away from the bustling Silicon Valley below.
Left Bend WineryLeft Bend WineryTasting Room Open Thu–Sat 12-7pm; Sun 12-5pm
I FOUNDED LEFT BEND WINERY TO PRODUCE DISTINCTIVE WINES FROM THE MANY SMALL MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS.
— WINEMAKER GARY ROBINSON
THE NAME ‘LEFT BEND’ REFERS TO THE SLIGHT LEFTWARD BEND IN THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT, WHICH HELPED FORM THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
Loma Prieta WineryLoma Prieta WineryTasting Room Hours Sat & Sun 12-5pm
You may recognize the Loma Prieta name from the famous earthquake of 1989, but the Santa Cruz Mountains also play host to America’s premier mountain vineyard area. Located at about 2,300 feet in these mountains, our winery offers spectacular views of Santa Cruz and Monterey. We also offer handcrafted wines produced in small lots and barrel aged in the finest oak. Enjoy!
“Picnic tables and bocce court available on a first-come basis.”
Martin Ranch WineryMartin Ranch WineryOpen every 1st and 3rd Friday, Saturday, Sunday of the month from 12-4pm
We treat every step in the wine-making process like an art form. You can feel it in the warm, welcoming environment where everyone is treated like family and you will taste it in every bottle of our Martin Ranch wines.
“Every year we produce award winning wines, and are blessed to share with you the rewards of our Tradition-Passion-Excellence.”
Open every first & third weekend of the month Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
McHenry VineyardMcHenry VineyardTasting Room open on Passport Celebration Days only
Muccigrosso VineyardsMuccigrosso VineyardsNot Open to the Public
Muccigrosso Vineyards is a family-run endeavor committed to producing small quantities of hand made fine wines designed to satisfy everybody. Since the early 80′s when we first planted vines on our Santa Cruz Mountain property, we have studied the winemaking process from vine to glass. Over the years we have learned a great deal about getting results with as little intervention possible. Thanks to a broadening fan base, recent seasonal fortune and a foolhardy sense of adventure, we have become a bonded winery.
Muns VineyardMuns VineyardNot Open to the Public
Muns Vineyard brushes the sky on the Loma Prieta ridge top above Monterey Bay at 2600 feet looking out over Santa Cruz and the Monterey Peninsula. This is the highest Pinot Noir vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a prime growing region for this luscious winegrape. We enjoy the coastal climate of the mountains, with cool fog lapping at our feet in the summer, gentle breezes and sunlight — perfect for growing premium Pinot Noir and Syrah. Moderate days and cool nights, along with diligent personal attention in our 13-acre owner-operated vineyard, produces fruit with rich and complex flavors. We have blended Dijon clones 114, 115, 667 and 777 to provide a fruit-forward, complex and well-balanced Pinot Noir.
We grow 12 acres of Pinot Noir and source most of it to other wineries. You will find Muns Vineyard-designate Pinot Noirs under other wineries’ labels, in the Santa Cruz Mountains and elsewhere. We produce a small amount of Pinot Noir under our own label, as well as our Syrah.
Please see our website here for opportunities to taste our wines.
Minimal intervention in the winery allows our unique terroir to shine. Barrel aging in 30% new oak for about 16 months adds soft tannins that accentuate, but not dominate, the beautiful fruit in this special wine. The wine drinks well now and is a delicious complement with food, and will bottle-age for years to come. Enjoy ‘heaven-in-a-bottle’ from our ridge top vineyard above the bay!
Naumann VineyardsNaumann VineyardsOpen for Passport Celebration Days & by appointment only
Naumann Vineyards is a small family estate vineyard located in the Santa Cruz Mountains with panoramic views overlooking Silicon Valley in the unincorporated part of Cupertino, California. Our wines come from grapes which are exclusively grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our grapes are hand cultivated, harvested, and crafted in small lots in order to produce the highest quality wine.
Nicholson VineyardsNicholson VineyardsTasting Room open Sat & summer Sun (mid Jun-Aug) 12-5pm
Our boutique Santa Cruz Mountains winery is located at the end of Pleasant Valley in Aptos in the Corralitos foothills. The winery grounds are planted with four acres of estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, as well as 4 acres of Tuscan varietal olive trees. In addition to our wonderful extra virgin olive oil, we produce over 1000 cases of wine annually, which include limited releases of our estate wines, as well as additional production of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah Grenache, Sangiovese and Zinfandel from Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.
The winery is open for tasting Saturdays from Noon to 5 pm, except for special event days (please call 831-724-7071 to confirm). We are also open on Sundays during the summer. We hope you have the opportunity to visit, and join us in savoring a glass of wine. Relax and enjoy the vineyard and valley views while you share a picnic lunch with friends under the Oaks.
PartagePartageTasting Room open on Passport Celebration Days 11am-4pm & by appointment only. Groups of 4+ require reservations.
Mark has spent the last 16 years as a Sommelier, traveling to every wine region of the world and becoming an specialist in the wines from Burgundy, France. He found the micro-climates in the Santa Cruz Mountains to resemble some of the greatest regions of France and was fascinated by the county. Small production and single vineyard wines.
Groups of 4+ require reservations.
Groups of 4+ require reservations.
Portola VineyardsPortola VineyardsTasting Room open for Passport Celebration Days & by appointment only
We are a community-supported micro-winery focused on making hand-crafted Pinot Noir. Since 2005, we have been producing award-winning wines from our estate vineyard in Portola Valley. We strive to make outstanding vintages that showcase the taste of mid-Peninsula foothills. We practice organic and ecologically balanced farming techniques that improve rather than degrade the land.
Above all, we seek to create connections – to allow people in our community to know their vintner and the vines that produce their wine, and to come together with neighbors in the beauty of the foothills.
Directions: Note that street numbers are not sequential on Los Trancos Rd. Most GPS units will be unable to locate Portola Vineyards on Los Trancos Rd. Google Maps is OK, though. Just enter Portola Vineyards. Or follow these instructions: Following the turn from Alpine Rd onto Los Trancos Rd, continue 0.4 miles. We are on the left, at the Portola Vineyards sign. Approach the gate very closely and it will open.
Tasting Room open for Passport Days & By Appointment only
Radonich Brothers VineyardsRadonich Brothers VineyardsTasting Room open for Passport Celebration Days 12-5pm & by appointment only
Located in the historic Santa Cruz Mountains above Los Gatos, California at an elevation of 1,980 feet, our focus is on estate grown Pinot Noir, handcrafted in small lots using traditional methods, and aged in the finest French Oak barrels.
We produce a truly exceptional Pinot Noir that reflects the special characteristics of the Santa Cruz Mountain wine growing region.
Regale Winery and VineyardsRegale Winery and VineyardsTasting Room open Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Regale crafts a terroir-driven collection of elegant wines offered for taste and purchase at our winery and through our membership.
The romantic wine lover’s mantra echoes our core winemaking values at Regale; the finest wines borne in the vineyard and crafted by passionate hands and questioning minds achieve greatness primarily in relation to food and community. Every year we produce small lots of handcrafted wines from our estate-grown Pinot Noir vineyard and other remarkable vineyards located in California’s finest winegrowing appellations. Our wines typically show extraordinary finesse, provocative personality, balanced acidity and, remarkably, alcohol levels similar to our European counterparts.
With our primary enological focus on Pinot Noir and Cabernet, we also feature limited-production Italian varietals such as Sangiovese and Barbera as well as our popular Chardonnay. For a full list of current releases, please contact the winery.
Rexford WineryRexford WineryTasting Room open Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Unique wines crafted in Santa Cruz, California.
Rexford Winery handcrafts wines in small lots using grapes from select local vineyards. The focus is on single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, and other premium varieties. The wines accurately reflect the varietal characteristics of the grapes and the unique microclimates and soils of the vineyards from which they come.
Our style is strongly influenced by European wines that pair well with food.
Joe Miller, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz, is the winemaker at Rexford. He has taught university courses on enology and wine appreciation for more than 30 years and began making wine in the 1970s. Joe works with his son Sam Miller, the Rexford associate winemaker. Based on over 35 years of hands-on winemaking combined, Joe and Sam depend on sensory evaluation to guide them in crafting Rexford wines.
Open hours for tasting and sales: Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 pm.
Ridge VineyardsRidge VineyardsTasting Room open weekends from 11-4pm
At Ridge we begin with respect for the natural process that transforms fresh grapes into wine, and for the 19th century model of guiding that process with minimal intervention. When you have great vineyards that produce high-quality grapes of distinct, individual character, this approach is not only environmentally and socially responsible, it’s also the best way to consistently make fine wine.
Roudon-Smith WineryRoudon-Smith WineryNow Pouring at Artisans Gallery: 1-5pm on Passport Days
The Roudon-Smith Winery is dedicated to the production of exceptional wines from selected vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains and other regions of California. Traditional winemaking methods result in elegant, long-lived wines, which are the perfect complement to any meal. At Roudon-Smith Winery, we specialize in the making of fine wines as well as the enjoyment of taking on new challenges. Every year, we search for the most remarkable fruit available. Then with a minimal intervention approach to winemaking, we aim to preserve this quality as the grapes evolve to wine. Though small, we are growing our production as we find additional exceptional grape sources that we can turn into high quality wines.
Silver Mountain VineyardsSilver Mountain Vineyards
Welcome to Silver Mountain, land of breathtaking views and award-winning premier wines. Our winery and vineyards are set high in the mountains, overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay.
Silver Mountain Vineyards’ fine wines are distinguished by the following traits:
- Handcrafted, using the best of old world traditions and new world science.
- Organically grown in harmony with mother nature.
- Produced in small lots of premium wine that capture delicate nuances of flavor.
- Made with a passion for quality, complexity, purity and richness of flavor – this is the heart of Silver Mountain.
Silvertip VineyardsSilvertip Vineyards
Founded on the principle that great wine can only come from a great source, Silvertip Vineyards was begun with the intent of producing wines that express the uniqueness of the soil and climate of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
In 1967 Gerald Nelson purchased 162 acres of Santa Cruz Mountain land, and soon after planted the land with Christmas trees. For 30 years, the property was known as Nelson’s Christmas Tree Farm and the family grew a variety of Christmas trees, the most prized trees among them were the slow growing Silvertip Firs.
In 1999 the Nelson family decided to exchange Christmas trees for grape vines and 9 acres of Pinot Noir and Syrah were planted. Over the years since establishing the vineyard, the high quality fruit that the estate produces has been sold to numerous wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 2008 the family decided to venture out on their own and create a brand that could highlight the exceptional character of the fruit produced from the estate.
Silvertip Vineyards began with the intent to produce nothing less than some of the finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah that California can produce. With a dedication to the unique terroir of the vineyard, the mission is to create wines that will not only prove worthy of ageing, but will also inspire, delight, and bring joy to the senses.
Stockwell CellarsStockwell CellarsOpen Thu 2-8pm, Fri 2-9pm, Sat 2-8pm, Sun 12-7pm
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, where we produce some of California’s best handcrafted wines.
The Mountain WineryThe Mountain WineryTasting Room Open Thu-Sun 12-5pm
Welcome to The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. We are dedicated to preserving the Mountain Winery’s history and restoring the property to its magnificent glory for the enjoyment of all. We are very proud to continue the tradition started by Paul Masson, and our committed team takes personal pride in creating innovative and memorable experiences for our guests.
Vidovich VineyardsVidovich VineyardsOpen Weekends, 12-5pm
Here at Vidovich Vineyards we make one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon. Our grapes are grown in our estate vineyard located at the very top of the Monte Bello mountain ridge at 2,450 feet above sea level. The vines, planted primarily on the north-eastern facing slope of the beautiful mountain, benefit from cool marine influenced evening temperatures and long daytime exposure to sunlight above the fog line. From an exceptional vineyard site comes fine age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon with the distinct complex flavors of the Monte Bello wine region.
OPEN every Sunday 11:00-5:00 and on Passport Days. *Starting May 12th the Tasting Room will be Open on Saturdays as well*
Reservations are recommended for parties of 8 or more. Drop -ins are welcome all day.
Villa del Monte WineryVilla del Monte WineryOpen one weekend per month and on Passport Celebration Days from 12-5pm. Check website for details.
Villa del Monte Winery is an award-winning, family-owned boutique winery in Los Gatos, CA. We are open for wine tasting, and we pour at wine tasting events throughout the local area. Located in the picturesque Santa Cruz Mountains, we specialize in Chardonnay, Cabernet, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot, Syrah, Syrah Rosé, and Zinfandel. We believe in producing extraordinary single-varietal, single-vineyard wines that reflect the terroir of the vineyards. Our small lots of wine allow us to meticulously control quality, nurturing our fine Villa del Monte wines to perfection at every step in the process.
Open for wine tasting one weekend per month. Check web site for details: http://villadelmontewinery.com/tastings/
Waxwing WinesWaxwing WinesOpen most Fridays from 6-9pm and Passport Days, 12-5pm
Our goal at Waxwing it to make the wines in a flight you want to keep drinking after you have pushed everything else away; wines that show depth and integrity with bright acidity, compelling aromas and delicious flavors. To do this we source grapes from cool and windy vineyards up and down the coast of California. We especially covet fruit from the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The winery is open most Friday nights from 6 to 9 pm for our “Friday Night Flights” series where we pour 5 Waxwing wines for tasting. Please go to http://www.waxwingwines.com/index.html for the exact dates and hours.
Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & WineryWindy Oaks Estate Vineyards & WineryOpen Sat 12-5pm, Sun (Mid June – Labor Day Weekend)
Since our first vintage in 1999, Windy Oaks driving objective has been to produce world-class Pinot Noir that faithfully represents our unique vineyard terroir, with no compromises. Our winemaking begins in our vineyards, which we farm in a fully sustainable way, using many organic and biodynamic practices.
In the winery, our philosophy is to use a minimal intervention approach to fully preserve the grape quality achieved in our vineyards. Nothing is rushed—every effort is made to let the wine evolve naturally to its best expression. Hence, the winery is all-gravity, wines are aged on their lees in French oak for 17 to 27 months, and all wines are bottled without filtering or fining.
Wrights Station Vineyard & WineryWrights Station Vineyard & WineryTasting Room open Fri-Sun 11am-5pm
Wrights Station features estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, poured in our elegant, but relaxed family-friendly tasting room, or enjoyed on our patio or deck overlooking the vineyard with stunning views of the redwoods and mountains beyond.
Open Friday through Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM