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.
“My 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
Armitage Wines, a sustainable, family-run, boutique winery with six beautiful acres of Pinot noir vines stretching across the historic Heart O’ the Mountain estate vineyard, once the home of legendary screenwriter and director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma. Come taste award-winning Pinot noir at our beautiful Tasting Room in Aptos, open 5 days a week!
Brandon believes that if we quiet ourselves enough we can feel the plants vibrational energy speak to us. This level of connection is what he believes separates one winemaker from the next allowing for great variation in ones development of wine. He uses sacred geometry to pull this vibrational energy from the universe into the wine even during all phases of transformation. You can taste the difference!
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.
Big Basin Vineyards Estate Vineyard & WineryOPEN Year-round: Sat & Sun, 12-5pm. NEW from April to October: Fireside Fridays from 5:30-9:30pm!830 Memory LaneBoulder CreekCA95006United StatesworkSaratoga Tasting RoomOPEN: Thu, Sun, Mon 12-5pm; Fri & Sat 12-7pm14598 Big Basin WaySaratogaCA95070United StateshomePhone:408-564-7346workEmail:Information@BigBasinVineyards.comINTERNETWebsite:http://bigbasinvineyards.com/
Our approach to winegrowing is rooted in the earth and refined by hand. Great wines are grown, not made so we farm organically, harvest by hand, ferment with native yeast, avoid filtering and fining and use minimal sulfur. Ocean breezes, rocky soils, mountainous terrain establish the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains as exceptional winegrowing terroir. Each vineyard we work with has a unique personality that inspires us to let them speak for themselves. Our steep windswept hillsides first planted over 100 years ago are now planted to Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Roussanne. Founder and winemaker Bradley Brown has evolved the style at Big Basin to produce wines with more energy, intensity and dimension that speak clearly of their mountain origins.
“Bradley Brown’s Big Basin Vineyards is certainly one of the top estates in the Santa Cruz Mountains.” – Jeb Dunnuck, International Wine Critic
“Proprietor Bradley Brown crafts some of the most compelling, small-production artisan wines in California’s Central Coast… Big Basin is one of the most dynamic up and coming wineries in the state.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Two Locations – Our Estate Winery and Vineyard in Boulder Creek
And our Tasting Room in Downtown Saratoga 14598 Big Basin Way Saratoga, CA 95070 (408) 564-7346
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12-7pm Thursday, Sunday and Monday, 12-5pm
No reservation is required for less than 8 people. Now offering prepackaged meat, cheese and crackers for purchase at the Saratoga tasting room. Outside food is also welcome. 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 (831) 621-8028
Hours: Open Year-round: Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm NEW April through October: Fireside Fridays from 5:30-9:30pm!
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.
*NEW* The Connoisseur Experience: Vine to Wine Tour and Tasting Reservations can now be made on OpenTable.
Black Ridge Vineyards is a boutique, family vineyard producing wines exclusively with 100% estate grown grapes. Our focus is always on making great wines, and on the fun of sharing them!
Our tasting room and vineyards provide the relaxation of wine country, but are just 3 miles from downtown Los Gatos. Our wine club members are friends, and our wine release parties feel like a joyful reunion. Every decision– from the varietals we choose to plant, barrel selection, what is bottled, to what is ultimately sold– is thoughtfully made centering what will make best possible wines.
Our property is ideally located with great soil, steep slopes for drainage, and is just close enough to the ocean to get the morning fog while still capturing the afternoon sun. Our winemaker, Bill Brosseau, is known to say that the most important thing to make a great wine is starting with great fruit. All of these components combine to produce great grapes, is a big part what distinguishes Black Ridge Vineyards wines.
We look forward to visiting with you soon, and hope you enjoy BRV wines as much as we enjoy getting them into your glass!
*Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. Feel free to bring a lunch, we have tables and picnic blankets you’re welcome to use to lounge on the lawn.
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.
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.
“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. “Come Taste Wine Where The Grapes Are Grown!”
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.
Domenico Winery’s 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.
You can taste their Cal-Italia and New World wines at their Osteria & Tasting Bar, open for lunch and dinner Wed-Sun. Come for the wine, and stay for the cicchetti (Italian small plates), pizza, and other social dishes! $15 wine tastings waived with the purchase of a bottle of wine.
Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Wine tastings only available until 6pm Wed-Sat, and until 5pm on Sunday.
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.
Located in the beautiful Uvas Valley, Dorcich Family Vineyards is family owned, grown, and operated. As farmers and landowners, we love the land and are ever mindful of giving back to the land what the grapes take out each year. Environmental stewardship comes naturally because it makes sense for our business, our family, and our community. Our story begins in 1897 , when our great grandfather sailed from Croatia with plans to do what he knew best, work hard as a farmer and create roots for his family in America. Three generations later, we carry on his passion for farming and commitment to family by working together to create wines he would be proud and pleased to drink. Today, you’ll find our father and brother Nicholas, working side-by-side to farm the land and manage the vineyards. The rest of the family is involved in business operations and we work together to support our father’s commitment to sustainable, environmentally conscious farming and wine growing.
Dorcich Family Vineyards is family friendly. Supervised children are allowed in the outside patio area. Our tasting room and cellar is for adults 21 and older.
*Dogs welcome on outside patio & garden area, must be on leash & accompanied by owner at all times.
El Vaquero is a small, family operated winery in Corralitos, California; homw of our organically farmed estate Pinot Noir Vineyard. We believe great wine is made in the vineyard, using a minimal intervention style of winemaking to express the unique characteristics of each vintage.
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 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!
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.
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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.
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…
Lexington Wine Co brings wines born of high-elevation mountain vineyards in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountain AVA. It is our goal to offer wines that are singularly distinctive and representative of the remote and beautiful land that we farm.
Gist Ranch vineyard, home to Lexington wines, is located on the Pacific Plate in Santa Cruz County at an elevation of 2,400ft. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon vines were planted by the Fogarty family in 2000, and were carefully farmed to establish optimal organic, sustainable farming practices for ten years before our first release in 2011.
The wines are grown and made to be expressive, traditional, energetic and unapologetically not “conventionally Californian”, with vibrant fruit, energy, complexity and depth.
Passport Offering is 1/2 price tasting to passport holders. Their regular flight of 5 wines is $22, passport holders will be offered a 5 wine flight for $11.
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.
Mindego Ridge is a small 10-acre hillside vineyard lovingly farmed and cared for by husband & wife owners David & Stacey Gollnick. Our passion is farming and our mission is to produce 100% estate grown, single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that authentically express the marine-influenced mountain vineyard site that is our home. Wines are crafted in small lots with minimal intervention by cool-climate virtuoso, Ehren Jordan.
Passport Offering is 1/2 price tasting to passport holders. Their regular flight of 5 wines is $22, passport holders will be offered a 5 wine flight for $11.
Please call in advance to make reservations for groups of six or more.
Hours: Thur 3-7pm, Fri 4-8pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm & Passport Days 14598 Big Basin Way, Ste. A Saratoga Ca 95070
Muccigrosso VineyardsNot Open to the Public
21450 Bear Creek RdLos GatosCA95033workOn Passport Celebration Days find us at (pls call ahead for pouring location):Domenico Winery, 1697 Industrial Rd, San Carlos, CA 94070 orByington Vineyard Winery, 21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033homePhone:408-354-0821workWebsite:http://www.muccigrosso.com
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 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 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 Vineyards is an award winning Santa Cruz Mountains family owned boutique winery in Aptos in the Corralitos foothills producing chardonnay, pinot noir and olive oil.
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.
Partage is a boutique Santa Cruz, California wine label founded by Sommelier and Wine Director Mark Bright to produce wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and more specifically from the Ben Lomond Mountain AVA.
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.
Hours: by appointment only and on Passport Celebration Days from 11am-5pm.
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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.