Castillo’s Hillside Shire – Next to the family mansion on the hill, sits an authentic re-creation of an English Shire-style house – the Tasting Room for Castillo’s Hillside Shire Winery. Enjoy the beautiful grounds, great wines, and the warm hospitality of the Castillo family!
Clos La Chance – Located in San Martin (near Morgan Hill), the winery offers beautiful views, nice wines and a gorgeous Tuscan-style facility. We love their behind-the-scenes tours, and it’s a great place for a winery dinner/event!
Dorcich Family Vineyards – A wine grape growing operation for many years, the Dorcich Family has recently opened their own tasting room on their beautiful Uvas Valley property – look for the giant palms lining the driveway. Great wines, including a Montebello Cabernet, and free Summer concerts
Jason-Stephens – Now a Tasting Room next to the highway, in the Stomping Ground center
Kirigin Cellars – Known for their unique dessert wine, Vino de Mocca, Kirigin also has lots of outdoor activity space (huge baseball field and a cricket field on-site), a new Event Center for weddings and corporate events, and a beautiful picnic arbor with views of rolling hills, grazing cows, and vineyards
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery– A small-production winery in Gilroy, Lion Ranch makes a nice array of quality wines and specializes in Rhone varietals, such as Marsanne, Grenache, Syrah, and more! One nice thing here: plenty of white wine choices – they even make a Piquepoul! An outdoor, open-air (but covered) Tasting Bar with nearby bistro-style seating & umbrellas for picnics.
Sarah’s Vineyard – A charming, small place on Hecker Pass Hwy, with nice outdoor space and good wines