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.

Aver Family Vineyards

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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Petit Sirah, Red Rhône Blend, Chardonnay, Viognier
By appointment only
408-203-8575
2900 Soma Way
Gilroy
Casa de Fruta Winery

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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Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, White Riesling, Black Muscat, Mead
Bed & Breakfast, Gift Shop, Picnic Area, Restaurant/Food Service, Special Event Facilities, RV Parking
Daily 9am - 6pm
408-842-7282
10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy.
Hollister
Castillo’s Hillside Shire Winery

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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Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Sirah, Red Blend, Sangiovese, Syrah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Dessert Wine
Sat Noon - 7pm, Sun Noon - 5pm
408-776-8200
2215 Liberata Drive
Morgan Hill
Fortino Winery

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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Black Muscat, Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Charbono, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Riesling, Zinfandel
Gift Shop, Pet Friendly
Tue - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 5pm
$5/pp
408-842-3305
4525 Hecker Pass Hwy.
Gilroy
Guglielmo Winery

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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Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Chardonnay, Grignolino, Marsanne, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Port, Red Blend, Rosé, Sangiovese, Syrah, White Blend, Zinfandel
Gift Shop, Pet Friendly, Special Event Facilities
Daily 10am - 5pm
1480 East Main Avenue
Morgan Hill
Hecker Pass Winery

At Hecker Pass Winery, we create wines with true Italian character.

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Burgundy, Carignane, Chianti, Cream Sherry, Dolcetto, Marsala, Moscato, Port, Red Blend, White Blend, Zinfandel
Special Event Facilities
Mon - Fri 10am - 4:30pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm
408-842-8755
4605 Hecker Pass Hwy.
Gilroy
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines

Flavorful wines, quite literally “wines full of flavor” are the mission at J. Lohr.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Rosé, GSM, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Valdiguié, Viognier, White Riesling, Late Harvest, White Zinfandel
Daily 10am - 5pm
408-918-2160
1000 Lenzen Ave.
San Jose
Kirigin Cellars

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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Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malvasia Bianca, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
Pet Friendly, Special Event Facilities
Daily 10m - 5pm
408-847-8827
11550 Watsonville Rd.
Gilroy
Lightheart Cellars

Lightheart Cellars is a realized dream, a partnership of science, art, and a bit of spirit tossed in.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Colombard, Merlot, Chardonnay, Viognier, Mead
First and Third Weekends Noon - 5pm and by appointment
$5/pp (waived with purchase)
408-475-8463
305 Roosevelt Ave.
San Martin
Martin Ranch Winery

Bring your friends, family and a picnic and enjoy the warmth and hospitality that is the Martin Ranch Winery.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Merlot, Rosé, Roussanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel
Picnic Area, Restaurant/Food Service
Open to the public every third weekend from 12PM to 4PM
$15/pp
408-842-9197
6675 Redwood Retreat Road
Gilroy