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Pinder Winery

While they are only open on Saturdays and passport weekends, you can taste their wines at Pinder, just a few store-fronts down, any weekend. If you are anywhere close-by, you're really missing out if you don't find a reason to stop by soon. This is such a delightful little Gem tucked away in the most unexpected of areas.

Fernwood Cellars

Every winemaker pours a little bit of their self into their handcrafted wines. From the soil, vineyard, grapes and the actual end product, the wine. Six generations our family has cared for and improved the estate and has heavily shaped what the Fernwood Cellars brand has become today.

Morgan Hill Cellars

The Winery is located in the beautiful Morgan Hill valley with gorgeous views of the foothills. Built in 1913, the winery is one of the oldest wineries in Santa Clara County. The Tasting Room is elegant for you to relax, with Italian-Mediterranean architecture, terra cotta walls, a redwood wine bar and more.

Martin Ranch Winery

This winery is fun! They're only open the third weekend of the month. Tucked away down Redwood Retreat Road about 3.5 miles from Watsonville Road, the drive to get here is truly spectacular.

They are only open the third weekend of each month and passport weekends. They ask that you sign in and they then give you name tags with your first name on it. The staff was friendly and the owners Therese and Dan were walking around greeting people.

Dan and Therese Martin clearly have a passion for making great wine. They have scores of awards for their wine but that's not what they lead with. Their tasting room is welcoming and intimate. The vibe is comfortable and engaging.

Martin Ranch produces a variety of wines from Chardonnay to Cab Franc, Sauvignon Blanc to Sangiovese.

Russian Ridge Winery

Affordable, delicious Santa Cruz Mountain wines, great tasting room, wonderful owners/winemakers. Looking forward to seeing this winery expand and grow. Kudos, and wishing the team the very best on their latest wines and their tasting room location in San Carlos. Open Fri., Sat. & Sun. Russian Ridge Winery is a participant of California Corks Winery Experience. Russian Ridge Winery offers two for one tastings and 10% discount on all bottles purchased. Both tastings free with any bottle of wine purchased. When you visit be sure to tell Scott and Spencer we say Hello from CaCorks.

Hours:

Mon-Thurs     Closed
Fri       5:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat       1:00pm to 5:00pm
Sun      1:00pm to 5:00pm

Aver Family Vineyards

We arrived, prompted by the sign on the street, at 4:15, not knowing they close at 4pm in the winter (5pm in the summer they say). Most wineries would turn us away at this point, however John welcomed us in and invited us for a taste. Aver has a great family feel to it. The tasting room is run out of his beautiful home, and everyone knows each other. Since we arrived on a Sunday after closing, they had 2 wines open and available to taste. One thing I liked about Aver was the pairing they offered 2 types of chocolates in this case with each wine, and a brief description. In my opinion, this really enhances the experience. Their wines are some of the best I've had in the Santa Clara valley. The Syrah grapes are estate grown, and their Syrah and Syrah blends are fragrant on the nose with smooth fruit notes, yet assertive tannins and a nice finish. Prices - while I feel the wine is excellent, I have a hard time swallowing $10 for tasting and $30-$40 a bottle in the Morgan Hill area. Then again, it is becoming a common thing to do at wineries today.

Cordon Creek

Cordon Creek Cellars specializes in producing small lotsof premiere, hand-crafted wines from both renowned and up-and-coming appellations. As firm believers in the influence of terrior, we carefully select each vineyard for its unique qualities and feature single-vineyard designated wines.

Seabiscuit Ranch

Seabiscuit Ranch, home of the legendary champion racehorse, Seabiscuit, who captured the emotional spirit of America with his tenacity, endurance, winning spirit and passion. Those same qualities applies to Seabiscuit Ranch wines.

Naumann Wines

Naumann is a small family estate located in the Santa Cruz Mountains with panoramic views overlooking Silicon Valley in the unincorporated part of Cupertino, California. Don Naumann’s wines come from grapes which are exclusively grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The grapes are hand cultivated, harvested and crafted in small lots in order to produce the highest quality wine. The Naumann Vineyards and the winery was founded in 2001 by winemaker and owner Don Naumann who purchased the property in 1987 and planted the vineyard in 1994. This prime location coupled with warm days and cool mountain nights produces the finest varieties of wines.

Rabbit Foot Meadery

Rabbit’s Foot Meadery produces award winning mead - honey wine, hard ciders and our famous braggot. Rabbit’s Foot recipes and methods have been perfected over a period of more than fifteen years and combine the latest in fermentation technology with historical recipes to create unique mead - honey wine in a style that is like no other. All of our mead, ciders, dessert mead and braggots-honey ales, are produced using the finest honey available without the addition of added sulfites.

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