Wine Tasting

You can’t come to California – which produces 90 percent of the wine in the U.S. – without sampling some of the local flavor. Oenophiles wanting to ogle new and undiscovered wine regions will want to check out the Santa Cruz Mountains, touted by Wine Spectator as “the most underappreciated appellation in the world.” Here you will find some of the finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in the Golden State – and you won’t have the high-priced tastings and heavy traffic hassles you’ll find in more famous regions to the north.

The Santa Cruz Mountains near San Jose were noted by Wine Spectator as the “the most underappreciated appellation in the world.”

Below is a list of some great South Bay Area Wine Locations (no particular order) or check out some great wines at Sherman Cellars, A Perfect Finish or UNWINED

Burrell School Winery
A Big Red Schoolhouse filled with Textbook Wines
24060 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA
www.burrellschool.com

Cinnabar Winery & Tasting Room
14612 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA
www.cinnabarwine.com

J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
1000 Lenzen Ave
San Jose, CA
www.jlohr.com

Testarossa Winery
300-A College Avenue
Los Gatos, CA
www.testarossa.com

Kathryn Kennedy Winery
13180 Pierce Road
Saratoga, CA
www.kathrynkennedywinery.com

Coterie Cellars
1805 Little Orchard St, Unit 110
San Jose, CA
www.coteriecellars.com

Pinder Winery
165 Cristich Lane
Campbell, CA
www.pinderwinery.com

Black Ridge Vineyards
18550 Black Road.
Los Gatos, CA
www.blackridgevineyards.com

The Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road
Saratoga, CA
www.mountainwinery.com

Savannah Chanelle
23600 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA
www.savannahchanelle.com

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards
22645 Garrod Road
Saratoga, CA
www.cgv.com

Kirigin Cellars

11550 Watsonville Road

Gilroy, CA

www.kirigincellars.com

 

Thomas Kruse Winery

3200 Dryden Avenue

Gilroy, CA

www.thomaskrusewinery.com 

 

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