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"If I had to name the greatest estates in California, at least two, possibly three, would come from the Santa Cruz Mountains. These rugged hillsides above Silicon Valley are home to some of the most distinctive, pedigreed Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines readers will come across. " -Antonio Galloni

"If I had to name the greatest estates in California, at least two, possibly three, would come from the Santa Cruz Mountains. These rugged hillsides above Silicon Valley are home to some of the most distinctive, pedigreed Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines readers will come across. " -Antonio Galloni

BIG BASIN VINEYARDS

Our approach to wine growing is rooted in the Earth and refined by hand. Great wines are grown, not made so we farm organically, harvest by hand, ferment with native yeast, never filter or fine and use minimal sulfur. Ocean breezes, rocky soils, mountainous terrain establish the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains as exceptional winegrowing terroir.

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Roussanne, Grenache, Rhone Blends

Thursday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
Sunday & Monday: 12pm to 5pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 564-7346
Website: www.bigbasinvineyards.com
Owner & Winemaker: Bradley Brown

BIG BASIN VINEYARDS

Our approach to wine growing is rooted in the Earth and refined by hand. Great wines are grown, not made so we farm organically, harvest by hand, ferment with native yeast, never filter or fine and use minimal sulfur. Ocean breezes, rocky soils, mountainous terrain establish the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains as exceptional winegrowing terroir.

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, Roussanne, Grenache, Rhone Blends

Thursday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
Sunday & Monday: 12pm to 5pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 564-7346
Website: www.bigbasinvineyards.com
Owner & Winemaker: Bradley Brown

CINNABAR WINERY

Cinnabar is a family owned winery that reveres winemaking as a form of modern-day alchemy—the blending of science with a touch of nature's magic. Rooted in the Santa Cruz Mountains at our lively Saratoga Tasting Room, we partner with local growers to coax the transformation of the finest California grapes into distinct and delightfully approachable wines.

Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Blends, Rhone Blends, Zinfandel

Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm to 6pm; last tasting at 5:45pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm to 7pm; last tasting at 6:45pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm; last tasting at 5:45pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 867-1012
Website: www.cinnabarwinery.com
Owners: Jack & Karina Mudd
Winemaker: George Troquato

CINNABAR WINERY

Cinnabar is a family owned winery that reveres winemaking as a form of modern-day alchemy—the blending of science with a touch of nature's magic. Rooted in the Santa Cruz Mountains at our lively Saratoga Tasting Room, we partner with local growers to coax the transformation of the finest California grapes into distinct and delightfully approachable wines.

Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Blends, Rhone Blends, Zinfandel

Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm to 6pm; last tasting at 5:45pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm to 7pm; last tasting at 6:45pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm; last tasting at 5:45pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 867-1012
Website: www.cinnabarwinery.com
Owners: Jack & Karina Mudd
Winemaker: George Troquato

 

COOPER-GARROD ESTATE VINEYARDS

A fun bunch of 4th and 5th generation cousins who enjoy growing grapes on land farmed by the family since 1893 and making lovely, nuanced estate wines. CCOF Certified Organic Vineyards, CCSW Certified Sustainable Vineyards and Winery. Come taste wine where the grapes are grown - A Destination Worth Knowing!

Varietals: Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Bordeaux and Rhone Blends

Monday - Friday: 12pm to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 867-7116
Website: www.cgv.com
Owners: The Cooper-Garrod Family
Winemaker: Bill Cooper

COOPER GARROD VINEYARDS

A fun bunch of 4th and 5th generation cousins who enjoy growing grapes on land farmed by the family since 1893 and making lovely, nuanced estate wines. CCOF Certified Organic Vineyards, CCSW Certified Sustainable Vineyards and Winery. Come taste wine where the grapes are grown - A Destination Worth Knowing!

Varietals: Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Bordeaux and Rhone Blends

Monday - Friday: 12pm to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 5pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 867-7116
Website: www.cgv.com
Owners: The Cooper-Garrod Family
Winemaker: Bill Cooper

EDEN ESTATE WINES

Owls are both beautiful and mysterious, and historically have been associated with fertility, wisdom, and protection. But the Barn Owl that symbolizes Eden Estate Wines has a more modern origin.

During construction on the property, two Barn Owl chicks were discovered in an attic. Volunteers built a nesting box in the large oak trees, and Wildlife Emergency Services moved the chicks into their new home. The parents soon joined the chicks, and since then Barn Owls on the property have thrived. There are now three nesting boxes, and the Eden Estate Barn Owls have truly become the guardians of the vineyards.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon

Availability: By Appointment Only

Directions
Phone: (408) 868-9500
Website: www.edenestatewines.com
Owner: John Couch
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau

EDEN ESTATE WINES

Owls are both beautiful and mysterious, and historically have been associated with fertility, wisdom, and protection. But the Barn Owl that symbolizes Eden Estate Wines has a more modern origin.

During construction on the property, two Barn Owl chicks were discovered in an attic. Volunteers built a nesting box in the large oak trees, and Wildlife Emergency Services moved the chicks into their new home. The parents soon joined the chicks, and since then Barn Owls on the property have thrived. There are now three nesting boxes, and the Eden Estate Barn Owls have truly become the guardians of the vineyards.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon

Availability: By Appointment Only

Directions
Phone: (408) 868-9500
Website: www.edenestatewines.com
Owner: John Couch
Winemaker: Bill Brosseau

HOUSE FAMILY VINEYARDS

House Family Vineyards is a family-owned and operated business located on our 73-acre family compound above Saratoga, California. Our House Family Estate Wines are made from grapes grown in our Old Oak Vineyard located on the property. We also make wine with grapes sourced from hand picked California vineyards with complimentary terroir, farmed in the same high-touch style we employ on our own estate.

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Saturday & Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday: 3pm to 8pm

Directions
Phone: (800) 975-7191
Website: www.housefamilyvineyards.com
Owner: Dave House
Winemaker: Jim Cargill

HOUSE FAMILY VINEYARDS

House Family Vineyards is a family-owned and operated business located on our 73-acre family compound above Saratoga, California. Our House Family Estate Wines are made from grapes grown in our Old Oak Vineyard located on the property. We also make wine with grapes sourced from hand picked California vineyards with complimentary terroir, farmed in the same high-touch style we employ on our own estate.

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Saturday & Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday: 3pm to 8pm

Directions
Phone: (800) 975-7191
Website: www.housefamilyvineyards.com
Owner: Dave House
Winemaker: Jim Cargill

LEXINGTON WINE CO.

Lexington Wine Co brings wines born of high-elevation mountain vineyards in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountain AVA. It is our goal to offer wines that are singularly distinctive and representative of the remote and beautiful land that we farm.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

Thursday & Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday & Saturday12pm to 7pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 647-2579
Website: www.lexingtonwines.com
Owner: Tom Fogarty, Jr.
Winemaker: Nathan Kandler

LEXINGTON WINE CO.

Lexington Wine Co brings wines born of high-elevation mountain vineyards in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountain AVA. It is our goal to offer wines that are singularly distinctive and representative of the remote and beautiful land that we farm.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

Thursday & Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday & Saturday12pm to 7pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 647-2579
Website: www.lexingtonwines.com
Owner: Tom Fogarty, Jr.
Winemaker: Nathan Kandler

MINDEGO RIDGE VINEYARDS

Mindego Ridge is a small 10-acre Santa Cruz Mountains vineyard perched on a south facing, shale-laced slope 8 miles from the Pacific lovingly farmed and cared for by husband and wife owners, David & Stacey Gollnick. Our mission is to produce 100% estate grown, single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that authentically express the marine-influenced mountain terroir that is our home. Wines are crafted in small lots with minimal intervention by cool-climate virtuoso, Ehren Jordan.

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Thursday & Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday & Saturday12pm to 7pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 647-2579
Website: www.mindegoridge.com
Owners: Dave & Stacey Gollnick
Winemaker: Ehren Jordan

MINDEGO RIDGE VINEYARDS

Mindego Ridge is a small 10-acre Santa Cruz Mountains vineyard perched on a south facing, shale-laced slope 8 miles from the Pacific lovingly farmed and cared for by husband and wife owners, David & Stacey Gollnick. Our mission is to produce 100% estate grown, single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that authentically express the marine-influenced mountain terroir that is our home. Wines are crafted in small lots with minimal intervention by cool-climate virtuoso, Ehren Jordan.

Varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Thursday & Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
Friday & Saturday12pm to 7pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 647-2579
Website: www.mindegoridge.com
Owners: Dave & Stacey Gollnick
Winemaker: Ehren Jordan

MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS

Planted in infertile Franciscan shale, the vineyards are 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a cool, but sunny climate above the fog line. Harvest normally begins in the first weeks of September and finishes around the end of October, occasionally going into early November. The combination of a long growing season and naturally low yields allows slow, steady maturation of the grapes and the concomitant intensification of their flavors. This process is enhanced by vertically training the vines to maximize the exposure of the grape clusters to sunlight and by thinning the crop, when necessary, to ensure yields do not exceed two tons per acre.

Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon

Hours: Reservation Required

Directions
Phone: (408) 867-5832
Website: www.mounteden.com
Owners: The Patterson Family
Winemaker: Jeffrey Patterson

MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS

Planted in infertile Franciscan shale, the vineyards are 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a cool, but sunny climate above the fog line. Harvest normally begins in the first weeks of September and finishes around the end of October, occasionally going into early November. The combination of a long growing season and naturally low yields allows slow, steady maturation of the grapes and the concomitant intensification of their flavors. This process is enhanced by vertically training the vines to maximize the exposure of the grape clusters to sunlight and by thinning the crop, when necessary, to ensure yields do not exceed two tons per acre.

Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon

Hours: Reservation Required

Directions
Phone: (408) 867-5832
Website: www.mounteden.com
Owners: The Patterson Family
Winemaker: Jeffrey Patterson

RIDGE VINEYARDS

Nestled high up in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and surrounded by historic vineyards, our Monte Bello Estate offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to experience our exceptional single-vineyard wines.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Rhone Blends, Merlot, Petite Sirah

Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 4pm *Open to Public*

Monday - Friday *Reservation required*

Directions
Phone: (408) 867-3233
Website: www.ridgewine.com
Owner: Otsuka, U.S.
Winemaker: Eric Bauer

RIDGE VINEYARDS

Nestled high up in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and surrounded by historic vineyards, our Monte Bello Estate offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to experience our exceptional single-vineyard wines.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Rhone Blends, Merlot, Petite Sirah

Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 4pm *Open to Public*

Monday - Friday *Reservation required*

Directions
Phone: (408) 867-3233
Website: www.ridgewine.com
Owner: Otsuka, U.S.
Winemaker: Eric Bauer

SER WINERY

Ser is an artisanal winery based out of Santa Cruz, CA, specializing in varietal, vineyard designate, old world style wines, produced in a natural way to allow the expression of their varietal character and the vineyards from which they are sourced.

Varietals: Sparkling Riesling, Riesling, Cabernet Pfeffer, Orange Muscat, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Graciano

Thursday - Sunday: 2pm to 7pm

Directions
Phone: (831) 901-7806
Website: www.serwinery.com
Owner & Winemaker: Nicole Walsh

SER WINERY

Ser is an artisanal winery based out of Santa Cruz, CA, specializing in varietal, vineyard designate, old world style wines, produced in a natural way to allow the expression of their varietal character and the vineyards from which they are sourced.

Varietals: Sparkling Riesling, Riesling, Cabernet Pfeffer, Orange Muscat, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Graciano

Thursday - Sunday: 2pm to 7pm

Directions
Phone: (831) 901-7806
Website: www.serwinery.com
Owner & Winemaker: Nicole Walsh

SILVERTIP VINEYARDS

Silvertip Vineyards is a small family owned and operated winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was founded on the principle that great wine can only come from a great source. The winery only produces premium Estate wines with grapes grown in the Estate Vineyard on Zayante Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A minimalist approach is taken for each of the wines, with no more than a third of new oak used, which allows for the expression of the uniqueness of the soil and the climate of the vineyard to shine through.

Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah

Thursday - Sunday: 2pm to 7pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 395-4200
Website: www.silvertipvineyards.com
Owner: The Nelson Family
Winemaker: Paul Stroth

SILVERTIP VINEYARDS

Silvertip Vineyards is a small family owned and operated winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It was founded on the principle that great wine can only come from a great source. The winery only produces premium Estate wines with grapes grown in the Estate Vineyard on Zayante Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A minimalist approach is taken for each of the wines, with no more than a third of new oak used, which allows for the expression of the uniqueness of the soil and the climate of the vineyard to shine through.

Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah

Thursday - Sunday: 2pm to 7pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 395-4200
Website: www.silvertipvineyards.com
Owner: The Nelson Family
Winemaker: Paul Stroth

THE MOUNTAIN WINERY

Visit The Mountain Winery Tasting Room and bask in Old World ambience. View historic Ansel Adams pictures that were taken of our property in the early days and imagine what Saratoga Village might have been like in the 1900s.

Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Thursday - Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 741-2822
Website: www.mountainwinery.com
Owner: Chateau Masson
Winemaker: Jeffrey Patterson

THE MOUNTAIN WINERY

Visit The Mountain Winery Tasting Room and bask in Old World ambience. View historic Ansel Adams pictures that were taken of our property in the early days and imagine what Saratoga Village might have been like in the 1900s.

Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Thursday - Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Directions
Phone: (408) 741-2822
Website: www.mountainwinery.com
Owner: Chateau Masson
Winemaker: Jeffrey Patterson

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