Quick Guide to Gilroy Wineries


grapesDiscover Gilroy Wineries in the Santa Clara Valley. This is area is also known as the Santa Clark Valley Wine Region. The wineries which are located just south of San Jose. Wineries are in the towns of Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and San Martin.

Most are small family owned wineries. The person pouring wine for you in the tasting room may well be one of the family members.

Gilroy Wineries

Tip: Call to double-check the hours. Hours do sometimes change.

Casa de Fruta
Address: 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister, CA
Telephone: (408) 776-8200
*Restaurant *Accommodations *Fruit Stand
Open daily 9AM – 6PM
*Restaurant *Rides
Casa de Fruta is famous for it’s fruit stand and restaurant. They also have a deli, tasting room, narrow gauge railroad, and carousel. It’s a popular stopping place on the Pacheco Pass. This winery produces fruit wines and varietal wines. As you tour Gilroy wineries, stop for a meal and convenient wine tasting.

Wineries of the Santa Clara Valley

Castillos Hillside Shire Winery
Address: 2215 Liberata Dr., Morgan Hill, CA
Telephone: (408)776-8200
Open Saturday 1-7PM; Sundays Noon-5PM

Cinnabar Winery
Address: 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
Telephone: (408) 867-1012
Open daily 11-5

Santa Clara Valley WineriesClos LaChance Winery
Address: 1 Hummingbird Ln., San Martin
Telephone: (408) 686-1050
Open daily 11-5
*Bocce *Weddings
This family owned winery produces a variety of different wines. Winery is in a gorgeous setting. This is also a popular wedding venue. While wine tasting at Gilroy wineries, Clos LaChance makes a great stop.

Creekview Vineyards
Address: 12467 Creekview Ct., San Martin
Telephone: (408) 686-0534
Open every third weekend of the month from 11AM – 5PM
This small estate winery specializes in limited production of quality wines.

Fernwood Cellars
Address: 7137 Redwood Retreat Rd., Gilroy
Telephone: (408) 848-0611
Open every third weekend of the month from Noon-5
It’s a short drive down a scenic road to this Gilroy winery.

Fortino WineryFortino Winery
Address: 4525 Hecker Pass Rd., Gilroy
Telephone: (408) 842-3305
Open Tues.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 11-5
4th generation family winery.

Guglielmo WineryGuglielmo Winery
Address: 1480 E. Main Ave., Morgan Hill
Telephone: (408) 779-2145
Open daily 10AM – 5PM
This family has been producing wines here since 1925. Wines include private reserve varitals, sparkling wines, and dessert wines.

Heart’s Fire Winery
Address: 165 Cristich Lane, Campbell
Telephone: (408) 887-7383
Open first Sunday of each month 1-4PM

Hecker Pass WineryHecker Pass Winery
Address: 4605 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy
Telephone: (408) 842-8755
Open daily 10-5
A variety of wines are produced here. Wedding facilities are available.

J Lohr Winery
Address: 1000 Lenzen Ave., San Jose
Telephone: (408) 918-2160
Open daily 10-5
With more than 3,000 acres of estate vineyards this winery offers 3 tiers of award-winning wines.
As you plan a visit to Gilroy wineries, be sure to add Lohr winery to your list of “must visits”.

Jason Stephens WineryJason- Stephens Winery
Address: 11775 Watsonville Rd., Gilroy
Telephone: (408)846-VINE
Open Thurs.-Mon. Noon-5PM
Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Chardonnay.

Kirigin CellarsKirigin Cellars
Address: 11550 Watsonville Rd., Gilroy
Telephone: (408)847-8827
Open daily 10-5PM
Founded in 1916, Kirigin is one of California’s oldest wineries. Be sure to try their most popular wine, “Vino de Mocca”. It is also known as the “kissing wine”. It’s a coffee and chocolate infused port.

Martin Ranch Winery
Address: 6675 Redwood Retreat Rd., Gilroy
Telephone: (408)842-9197
Open third weekend of each month from Noon-4
Drive down a scenic road to enjoy wine tasting at this unique Gilroy Winery.

Morgan Hills Cellars
Address: 1645 San Pedro Ave., Morgan Hill
Telephone: (408) 779-7389
Open Tues.-Sun. 10-5PM
This Santa Clara Valley winery was founded in 1913. Wines include both red and white. They also produce blends, fruit wines, and sparkling wine.

Rapazzini WineryRapazzini Winery
Address: 4350 Monterey Rd., Gilroy
Telephone: (408) 842-5649
Open daily 9-5
Known for their fruit wines, this Gilroy winery was founded in 1962.

Sarah's VineyardSarah’s Vineyard
Address: 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy
Telephone: (408) 847-1947
Open daily 11-5
Sarah’s Vineyard was established in 1978. This winery produces Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They use traditional winemaking techniques.

Satori CellarsSatori Cellars
Address: 2100 Buena Vista Ave., Gilroy
Telephone: (408) 848-5823
Open weekends Noon to 5
Enjoy the outstanding wines of Satori in their unique outdoor tasting room. This is a fun place to be with its friendly staff. This is “don’t miss” stop on a tour of Gilroy wineries.

Solis Winery
Address: 3920 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy
Telephone: (408) 847-6306
Open daily Noon-5
Solis produces Award winning wines. Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah, Sangiovese, Fiano, Muscat Canelli, and Zinfandel.

Sycamore Creek VineyardsSycamore Creek Vineyards
Address: 12775 Uvas Rd., Morgan Hill
Telephone: (408) 779-4738br>Open weekdays Noon – 5; weekends 11-5
Friendly staff serving handcrafted wines. We enjoyed sampling their old vine Cabernet and Chardonnay wines.

Team Zin Winery
Address: 830-3 Jury Ct., San Jose
Telephone: (408) 445-2508
Open the first Sunday of each month from 11-4.
Enjoy the limited production Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Gilroy WineriesThomas Kruse Winery
Address: 3200 Dryden Ave., Gilroy
Telephone: (408) 842-7016
Open Tues.-Sun. Noon-5
Wines include small lots of Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Zinfandel.

Santa Cruz Wineries

Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkCombine a beach vacation with a wine tasting tour. Plan a visit to the charming beach town of Santa Cruz. Find great wineries in the town itself. Many more are scattered throughout the nearby Santa Cruz mountains. Experience the unique beachfront amusement park. Relax on a beach. Explore the tidepools at Natural Bridges State Park.