Public Tour Series
Looking for a fun thing to do in the San
Francisco Bay Area? Check out our Summertime wine tours that
are open to the public - we sell the seats individually, so
you don't need your own group (but feel free to bring one!).
And if you like the tour but can't make the date, we are happy
to re-create any of our public tours into a private tour just
for you and your friends!
Saturday, Oct 18,
Gilroy & Morgan Hill Wine Tour (11:30 am
to 4:30 pm)
Satori Cellars, Clos La Chance, and
Castillo's Hillside Shire
Have you ever had pink Chardonnay, or walked
a secret passageway? Had lunch with a view, and a serenade,
too? Join us on October 18th and you'll experience these things
and more as we tour 3 of our favorite Gilroy/Morgan Hill area
Castillo's family property
This tour begins with a visit to tiny Satori
Cellars where the tasting begins with Chardonnay of the Pink-Ray
(true un-oaked Chard with a touch of blush from the estate Petite
Syrah), and ends with one of their award-winning reds (we'll
try 4 wines here altogether). Satori is a family-run winery,
owned by husband and wife team Sandy and Tom Moller - Tom's
the winemaker, Sandy's the Everything Else, and much of what
they produce is grown on their surrounding property.
Next, we head over to Clos LaChance for the
upgraded wine tasting and time for a delicious boxed lunch picnic
on the patio - with great views of rolling hills and the Cordevalle
golf resort. Following lunch, we'll take a tour behind the scenes
where we'll see the production area, portable bottling line,
gigantic barrel room, and then we'll walk the secret passageway
back to the Tasting Room where the winery offers our guests
a 20% discount on wine purchases.
Finally, we pop over to Castillo's Hillside
Shire Winery - and yes, you guessed it - this is where you just
may be serenaded, by one of the singing Castillos - they pretty
much all sing, and one also plays guitar, so it's a fun way
to end the tour - tasting wine inside an authentically created
Hobbit Shire, alongside the family mansion on the hill, overlooking
the lake with swans and geese while sipping away...
We hope you'll join us!
$75 tour + $15 boxed lunch = $90 total pp.
Price includes 5-hour tour with transportation, tour guide,
tasting fees paid at 3 wineries, winery tour at Clos La Chance,
and gourmet boxed lunch. Tour is limited to 15 people - buy
your ticket soon!
Time: Meet the bus at 11:00
am at the Camden Ave Park & Ride, located at the Camden
Ave exit off Highway 85. Parking is free, and there's lots of
Purchase your tickets here:
To sign up for the tour, you must purchase
a ticket. If you prefer to pay over the phone, please call our
office: 408-867-9661. Once purchased, tickets are not refundable,
but they are transferrable. Please let us know if you'd like
a Vegan or Vegetarian boxed lunch.
We look forward to touring with you!