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Wineries

Gilroy is part of the historic Santa Clara Valley, one of California’s oldest wine growing regions and home to more than 30 family-owned wineries and tasting rooms. Even though some of Gilroy’s wineries have been around since the turn of the century, we are still one of California’s best-kept secrets when it comes to wine tasting!

Just follow the wayfinding signs along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail to discover award-winning wines, stunning vineyard views, and a casual, relaxed atmosphere that makes wine tasting fun—not intimidating. Feel free to ask questions, as the person pouring your wine may very well be the vintner himself (or herself)!

For the very best value, purchase a Wine Trail Pass and enjoy wine tasting all year long at participating tasting rooms. It’s the easiest and most cost-effective way to taste your way along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail.

Start planning your own tasting tour today!

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Alamitos Vineyards

23505 Alamitos Rd.
San Jose, CA 95120

Alamitos Vineyards, San Jose's only Vineyard Winery, is located above the Almaden Reservoir in the historic New Almaden Quicksilver Park in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. Open during the spring and summer months, this outdoor-only venue has picturesque views of hillsides and lake. Specializing in old world style, small-batch wine making, Alamitos Vineyards has estate grown and produced varietals of Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and the Portuguese grape Touriga Nacional—which is made into a port, dry rose, and a red wine. They also have Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Malbec, and Merlot, which are estate-made wines from grapes sourced from small vineyards in Napa, Sonoma County and Monterey County.

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Besson Family Vineyards

3575 Hecker Pass Rd.
Gilroy, CA 95020
Sit among the oldest Grenache Vines in the State of California—112 years old! With breathtaking views, a variety of estate wines and specialty drinks and catered bites, you won't be rushed to hit the next winery. Winery owners Denise Besson (a fourth-generation family member) and James Fahey invite you to join them at Besson Family Vineyards to experience wine tasting that makes you feel like family.
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Calerrain Wines

10220 Jean Ellen Court
Gilroy, CA 95020

Calerrain Wines was inspired by our love of exploring California wine country. Our goal is simple: to explore California's Coastal vineyards and discover how the vast and varying terrain can influence wine.  We look forward to sharing great wines with you! Cheers!

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Casa de Fruta

10021 Pacheco Pass Highway
Hollister, CA 95023

Casa de Fruta – A unique wine tasting destination located in the beautiful Santa Clara Valley right off of Pacheco Pass Highway. Come enjoy exceptional wine, delicious food and gorgeous scenery.

  • Family friendly venue
  • Open for complimentary tastings daily
  • Gourmet Fruit & Varietal wines
  • Wine club members enjoy 25% discount on wines
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Church Creek Cellars

11495 Center Ave.
Gilroy, CA 95020

Visit Church Creek Cellars and enjoy our handcrafted, award-winning, small-lot wines while taking in the panoramic views of our 21-acre vineyard. Our estate grown grapes include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Malbec, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Pinot Noir.

Reservations recommended. Text Diana to make a reservation: 408.393.0179

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Cinnabar Vineyards & Winery Gilroy Tasting Room

3200 Dryden Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Cinnabar is a family-owned winery that reveres winemaking as a form of modern-day alchemy—the blending of science with a touch of nature's magic.

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Cinnabar Vineyards & Winery Saratoga Tasting Room

14612 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070

Cinnabar is a family-owned winery that reveres winemaking as a form of modern-day alchemy—the blending of science with a touch of nature's magic.

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Clos LaChance Winery

1 Hummingbird Lane
San Martin, CA 95046

Clos LaChance is a family-owned and operated winery in the Northern Central Coast region of California. Tucked into the beautiful Hayes Valley, Clos LaChance is a true wine country experience located only 30 minutes from the Silicon Valley. Clos LaChance is a unique site, elegant yet quietly informal—the perfect place for a memorable event.

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Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards

22645 Garrod Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

Garrod Farms is a family-owned and operated estate winery and stables. We offer wine tasting, horseback riding, and horse boarding in the Saratoga foothills, just minutes from Silicon Valley. The Garrod family began its involvement with California agriculture and open space in 1893, purchasing 66 acres from the Mount Eden Orchard and Vineyard Company. Garrod Farms, whose first vineyards were planted in 1972, continues to be a family agriculture operation today, 129+ years and five generations later. There are 28 acres of vineyards on the property. The vineyards are certified organic, and the vineyards and winery are also certified sustainable.

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Cottage Creek Vineyard

12537 Watsonville Rd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

As lifelong residents of this community and as wine lovers, we feel blessed to be able to share our dream with other wine aficionados. You can find us nestled in the west side of the valley along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail. From our spacious outdoor venue to our wide assortment of fine wines, Cottage Creek Vineyards is now a destination for those who truly enjoy the wine experience. Visit their website or download their app, "Cottage Creek Winery" for more information.

Make reservations on their website or via their app.

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Creekview Vineyards

12467 Creekview Court
San Martin, CA 95046

As a family-owned and operated winery, the Peterson family manages all aspects of Creekview Vineyards--from the vine management, to the winemaking process, and all the way down to bottling and labeling. Every bottle of Creekview Vineyards wine is meticulously handcrafted to perfection and finesse. The 1.5 acre estate vineyard is on the same property as their winery and is planted with Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and some Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec for blending. The Peterson’s also purchase grapes from other local premium growers in the area.

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Dorcich Family Vineyards

11775 Watsonville Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

Located in the beautiful Uvas Valley, Dorcich Family Vineyards is family owned, grown, and operated. We are just a short drive from the heart of the Silicon Valley at the southern end of Santa Clara County. Our location offers the ultimate day trip for just about anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area, whether you are up the Peninsula or vacationing in Carmel. Come check us out!

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Fernwood Cellars

7137 Redwood Retreat Rd.
Gilroy, CA 95020

  • Tasting at Fernwood Cellars’ “Creekside Grove”: Picnic & Sip in the redwoods and enjoy our one-of-a-kind spectacular creekside location at historic Redwood Retreat.
  • Estate Suite available for possible overnight accommodation.
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Fortino Winery

4525 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

Fortino Winery is a family-owned and operated winery that has been in business for over 50 years, and we pride ourselves on treating all guests (including children and pets) as extensions of our family. Our owner and winemaker Gino Fortino truly prides himself on creating amazing wines the way that his family has been doing it for over 100 years. At Fortino Winery, all guests are sure to find a drink that will suit their palette! We're offering not only wine tasting but local beers & ciders, wine slushies, specialty wine cocktails, and even a mimosa flight! We can't wait to host you at the winery and show you the Fortino family way to taste wine. Cheers!

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Guglielmo Winery

1480 East Main Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Visiting Guglielmo Winery’s Tasting Room and Retail Gift Shop is like taking a step back into Old Italy. Large wooden beams, stone walls, and terracotta tile provide a relaxing backdrop to enjoy tastings of the Guglielmo family’s award-winning wines, which they have been producing in the Santa Clara Valley since 1925. Today, the winemaking and daily operations remain in the hands of the third and fourth generation family members! The winery’s mission is to produce wines of exceptional quality through superior facilities, provide memorable public and private events, and have a continuing involvement in the wine community whether it be local, regional or national.

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Hecker Pass Winery

4605 Hecker Pass Hwy.
Gilroy, CA 95020

Hecker Pass Winery has been family-owned and operated since 1972. Our vineyard is dry farmed and sustainably grown. We traditionally specialize in full-bodied, Italian-style red wines, but we also have a wide selection of wonderful medium-bodied reds, as well as sweet wines and dessert wines. We have recently released new vintages of our Carignane Ruby, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Hecker Pass Winery offers 5 pours for $10 and changes their tasting selection weekly.

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J. Winston Winery

536 Live Oak Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

J. Winston Winery is known for our "Big, Bold and Flavorful" wines. Join us at our new and improved Tasting Room at the beginning of the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail in Morgan Hill. Enjoy the same great wines and friendly vibes.

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Kirigin Cellars

11550 Watsonville Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

Welcome to Kirigin Cellars, the home of our famous coffee and chocolate-infused Vino de Mocca, and a host of other wonderful wines made from grapes grown on the property. We offer you the opportunity to try handcrafted wines from 11 different wine grapes cultivated in our 33 acres of vineyards. Our winery is steeped in tradition, from our historic buildings to our use of the techniques and wisdom that Nikola Kirigin brought from his family’s ancient wine-making processes in Croatia.

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L & M Vineyard

7602 Sunlit Oaks Ct.
Gilroy, CA 95020

L & M Vineyard is a small, family-owned winery in southeast Gilroy. We produce small lot wines from our estate vineyard as well as from other vineyards in Santa Clara Valley. Enjoy spectacular views across the valley from our outdoor tasting patio. Open on the first and third weekends of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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La Vie Dansante Wines

6500 Brem Lane
Gilroy, CA 95020

La Vie Dansante Wines is a boutique winery crafting wines of elegance and finesse from locally-grown Rhone varietals. We’re unpretentious, fun, and strive to provide a setting where you can relax and unwind from the stress of today’s world. Enjoy one of three tasting areas: an air-conditioned indoor tasting room, a French-styled courtyard, and a tropical lanai for your tasting enjoyment.

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Lightpost Winery

900 Lightpost Way
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery

645 W. San Martin Ave.
San Martin, CA 95046

Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery is a family owned and handcrafted. The wines of Lion Ranch are a modern expression with a nod to history. We specialize in Rhône- and Provence-style wines.

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Little Uvas Vineyard

255 Fitzgerald Ave.
San Martin, CA 95046

Outdoor tasting area with beautiful views. Closely supervised children at the table are allowed, leashed dogs allowed. You may bring snacks to drink with your wine. Reservations are recommended. For 6+ reservations are required. Wood-fired pizzas and charcuterie plates available or bring your own snacks.

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Martin Ranch Winery

6675 Redwood Retreat Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

We invite you to journey down Redwood Retreat Road and explore our secluded and spacious 17 acres at Martin Ranch Winery. Take in views of our estate vineyards, organic garden, pond, and member seating areas nestled in the Eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. With over 15 varietals of red and white wines, there's something for everyone to sip, savor, and enjoy. Enjoy the Tradition, Passion and Excellence that Martin Ranch Winery was founded on.

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Miramar Vineyards

12255 New Ave.
San Martin, CA 95046

Our small, family-owned Miramar Vineyards and Winery are nestled on ten pastoral acres in the eastern foothills of San Martin, California, about 30 miles south of San Jose. We handcraft very limited bottlings of wine by sourcing grapes predominantly from our estate and the Santa Clara Valley appellation, using traditional, small-lot techniques. Balancing a fun, casual atmosphere with serious winemaking, Miramar Vineyards makes a delightful, weekend outing from Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. We welcome you for relaxed, delicious wine tastings.

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MOHI Wines by Sycamore Creek Vineyards

12775 Uvas Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

MOHI Wines is a boutique winery with hand-crafted wines. Perched on the banks of Uvas Creek at the southern edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Uvas Valley, MOHI Wines is tucked into a picturesque backdrop. You can’t help but feel a sense of escape and relaxation while enjoying some of the Central Coast's most coveted and award-winning wines.

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Moose Mountain Vineyards

3210 Paseo Vista Ave.
San Martin CA 95046

Moose Mountain Vineyards sits at 1000 feet of elevation and is a complete estate winery, with all the grapes grown on the property. Vines are grown with organic farming practices using no-till methods and soil regeneration. All wines are natural and made without additives. Moose Mountain Vineyards is a red wine winery specializing in Bordeaux blends and unique European varietals.

For tasting appointments, email: [email protected]
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P & V Winery

10155 Dougherty Avenue
Morgan Hill 95037

P & V  Winery is named after its founders Paul and Vicki. Our estate wine consists of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, but we obtain grapes from various regions to hand-craft an array of different varietals. We host music events and function as an event venue for weddings, parties, corporate events and celebrations of life.

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Sarah's Vineyard

4005 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

The Sarah's Vineyard estate is a labor of love for proprietor/winegrower Tim Slater, with 24 acres under cultivation in the cool climate "Mt. Madonna " district of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains range. Here in historic Hecker Pass, chilling winds and fog off nearby Monterey Bay mitigate the sunny daytime temperatures and extend hang time. These create perfect conditions for growing world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay plus the classic Rhone varietals.

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Satori Cellers Winery

2100 Buena Vista Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020

Satori Cellars has an outdoor tasting cabana surrounded by 15 acres of happy, pampered Santa Clara Valley grapes. We feature award-winning, estate-grown reds: Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Come for the wine, but you’ll stay for the vibe. We’re dog friendly, kid friendly, family friendly, and group friendly. Bring a picnic, listen to music, watch the game, play bocce, relax and unwind. A Satori story is sure to unfold.

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Solis Winery

3920 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

There is simply no better place to sit back and relax than at Solis Winery's beautiful outdoor seating area, sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the scenic views of vineyards nestled against the Gabilan Mountain range. Enjoy concerts throughout the warm weather season on their Vineyard Stage. Once you have had a taste, we know you’ll be back for more!

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Stefania Winery

1800 Day Road
Gilroy, CA 95020

We are a family-owned and run winery in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley. We produce small lots of exceptional wines from local vineyards in the Santa Clara Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains. Our wine is produced with care and quality to show the best that our local vineyards have to offer. We have gained a national following for our limited release, as well as a loyal group of friends and supporters locally in the South Valley. We like to get to know each of our visitors personally and pride ourselves on being friends and community members first. Come visit us!

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Tank House Winery

12830 Harding Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046

At Tank House Winery,  we both produce and bottle all of our wine. Tank House was founded on the standard of producing the absolute highest quality wine. We achieve this goal through our extreme attention to detail in the production process.  As a result, every one of our bottles is handled with care, and passed on to our customers at a very affordable price. The watchful hands in the vineyard, coupled with our expertise in the winery, produce the wonderful aromas and flavors that you will enjoy each time you open a bottle of Tank House wine.

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Verde Vineyards

2143 Buena Vista
Gilroy, CA 95020

George and Lynda Green both come from the medical field where they have a huge passion for their patients’ well-being. Now, they have taken that passion and focused it on making great wines that people enjoy. When they aren’t taking care of their patients, walking their 12 acres of vines with their two dogs, Sophie and Tess, or making their wonderful wines, they love to hang out with their 5 kids and 4 grandkids, entertain their friends in their backyard kitchen, and travel the world. George’s favorite winery activity is getting down and dirty on the crush pad during harvest and Lynda’s is welcoming guests to the tasting room and showing them through the current releases of wine.