Wineries of Santa Clara Valley LogoThe history of winemaking and viticulture in the Santa Clara Valley goes back to the 18th Century. From the discovery of native “Vitis Californica” grapes growing wild and the first plantings of Mission grapes at the Santa Clara Mission in 1798, through boom years and depression, phylloxera and prohibition, the region has some of the richest tradition of anywhere in the country.

Alara Cellars
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Behind Alara Cellars was an inspiration to bring together my two loves—Wine and Fashion. Fashion illustration can vary from being whimsical and flirty to bold and provocative.

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Rosé, Late Harvest Viognier, Négrette, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Viognier
Hours
Sat - Sun Noon - 5pm
Phone
408-834-8828
Address
6500 Brem Lane
City
Gilroy
Aver Family Vineyards
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Aver Family Vineyards is truly a family affair. We began this venture in 2005, when we were fortunate to find a magical 8.25-acre vineyard nestled in the beautiful Uvas Valley, at the southern edge of Santa Clara Valley, just south of the Silicon Valley in northern California.

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Petit Sirah, Red Rhône Blend, Chardonnay, Viognier
Hours
By appointment only
Phone
408-203-8575
Address
2900 Soma Way
City
Gilroy
Casa de Fruta Winery
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Ever Since we planted our first vineyards and orchards in 1908, we've been growing. The Zanger Family, in its third generation, welcomes everyone to enjoy our gourmet fruit and varietal wines.

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, White Riesling, Black Muscat, Mead
Features
Bed & Breakfast, Gift Shop, Picnic Area, Restaurant/Food Service, Special Event Facilities, RV Parking
Hours
Daily 9am - 6pm
Phone
408-842-7282
Address
10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy.
City
Hollister
Castillo’s Hillside Shire Winery
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Our Oak-aged Handcrafted wine is a drinkable treasure-born from Vineyards infused by the peaceful surroundings that only nature can provide.

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Red Blend, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel
Hours
Sat Noon - 7pm, Sun Noon - 5pm
Phone
408-776-8200
Address
2215 Liberata Drive
City
Morgan Hill
Fortino Winery
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Fortino Winery has a long history of premium quality wines, dating back to the early 1800's in Calabria, Italy where the Fortino Family originated.

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Black Muscat, Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Charbono, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Riesling, Zinfandel
Features
Gift Shop, Pet Friendly
Hours
Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 5pm
Tasting Fee
$5/pp
Phone
408-842-3305
Address
4525 Hecker Pass Hwy.
City
Gilroy
Guglielmo Winery
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A Family Wine Making Tradition in the Santa Clara Valley Since 1925. Guglielmo Winery - a third generation, family owned winery produces a wide variety of award-winning varietals from more than 100 acres of Santa Clara Valley estate vineyards, as well as from other premium winegrowing regions within California.

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Chardonnay, Grignolino, Marsanne, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Port, Red Blend, Rosé, Sangiovese, Syrah, White Blend, Zinfandel
Features
Gift Shop, Pet Friendly, Special Event Facilities
Hours
Daily 10am - 5pm
Address
1480 East Main Avenue
City
Morgan Hill
Hecker Pass Winery
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At Hecker Pass Winery, we create wines with true Italian character.

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Burgundy, Carignane, Chianti, Cream Sherry, Dolcetto, Marsala, Moscato, Port, Red Blend, White Blend, Zinfandel
Features
Special Event Facilities
Hours
Mon - Fri 10am - 4:30pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm
Phone
408-842-8755
Address
4605 Hecker Pass Hwy.
City
Gilroy
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
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Flavorful wines, quite literally “wines full of flavor” are the mission at J. Lohr.

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Rosé, GSM, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Valdiguié, Viognier, White Riesling, Late Harvest, White Zinfandel
Hours
Daily 10am - 5pm
Phone
408-918-2160
Address
1000 Lenzen Ave.
City
San Jose
Kirigin Cellars
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Be sure to try our most sought after wine, "Vino de Mocca" aka The Kissing Wine! Mr. Kirigin created this coffee and chocolate infused port for his wife, making this a wine full of love!

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malvasia Bianca, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
Features
Pet Friendly, Special Event Facilities
Hours
Daily 10m - 5pm
Phone
408-847-8827
Address
11550 Watsonville Rd.
City
Gilroy
Lightheart Cellars
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Lightheart Cellars is a realized dream, a partnership of science, art, and a bit of spirit tossed in.

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Wines/Liquors Produced
Cabernet Sauvignon, Colombard, Merlot, Chardonnay, Viognier, Mead
Hours
First and Third Weekends Noon - 5pm and by appointment
Tasting Fee
$5/pp (waived with purchase)
Phone
408-475-8463
Address
305 Roosevelt Ave.
City
San Martin

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