Public Wine Tours

Public Tour – Going Coastal

Sunday, Sept 2
10:15 am to 4:45 pm
Let’s escape to the coast for some cooler temps, good wine, coastal scenery and fresh air – a day of fun in the sun, with some nice sips of wine along the way! For this tour, we head to the coast, then drive south to the Aptos/Corralitos/Day Valley area, a beautiful wine-growing valley tucked into the Santa Cruz Mountains near the coast, known for its cool-climate Pinot Noir and warm hospitality.

Alfaro – We like to start the tour with a visit to Alfaro Winery – they have the best covered patio with an amazing view of the hillside vineyard AND so many wonderful wines to try! If it’s available, the Mary Katherine Pinot is definitely one to buy to take home, and the full tasting here includes 6 of their current release wines that you’ll get to try, then we have a picnic on the patio.

Storrs – right around the corner is Storrs Winery & Vineyards on Pleasant Valley Road. This brand-new facility is their second location that just opened in July, but the Storrs have been making great wines in nearby Santa Cruz since 1988. Known for their Christie Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and their proprietary red blend, BXR – the Storrs make an impressive array of award-winning wines, from Grenache to Syrah.

Nicholson Family Vineyards – so quaint and pretty, with very good wines and their own Sicilian-style olive oil, Nicholson’s makes the perfect end to this Pleasant Valley tour. Try their Santa Cruz County Viognier, the wonderful Pinots, and more, then enjoy some time to relax in the shade of the oak trees before we head back to Los Gatos.

Lunch – we’ll provide our delicious French Bakery boxed lunches that you can choose from at the winery – we’ll have all the faves, and Veg options, too. (let us know if you are Vegetarian or have any dietary restrictions)

Give us a call to sign up for this limited tour: 408-867-9661 (limited to 15 participants)


Cost: $150 pp + $16 lunch = $156 per person – includes all-day upgraded, executive-style transportation with fuel fees, taxes and driver’s tip, includes all winery tastings and fees, gourmet boxed lunch with non-alcoholic beverage, and your own tour guide to host the tour.

Meet the bus in downtown Los Gatos, behind the Chase Bank and Safeway grocery store on N. Santa Cruz Ave, in the Free All-Day Parking lot that runs behind both.

Time: Please arrive at 10:00 am to check-in. We will have your name on a list, so no need to bring paperwork.