South Bay Wine Tours' Organic Picnic Buffet

Silver Mountain Vineyards, outdoor amphitheatre

Los Gatos wineries are within a half-hour's drive of downtown San Jose, and offer a wide range of choices for the wine explorer - from a cozy mountain cottage, to a big and beautiful family estate winery, and from Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon. Experiences here range from a behind-the-scenes wine cave tour, wineries with bocce ball courts, a meet-the-winemaker vineyard tour, or a sit-down winery dinner with a beautiful sunset view.

Los Gatos Wineries

Patio & deck with a view at Wrights Station

 408-867-9661; tours@southbaywinetours.com

Upstairs dining at Regale


Black Ridge Vineyards - now closed, looking for a new location 


Burrell School Winery - A little red schoolhouse from 1890 is now the home to a charming winery, where the focus is making wines from local grapes, and making you promise to sip your wine!


Byington Vineyard and Winery - Chateau-style tasting facility in the Santa Cruz Mountains with wine cave and bocce ball court


David Bruce Winery - Founded in 1964 by Dr. David Bruce, and known for their award-winning Pinot Noir.


La Rusticana - Open for special events and "Passport Days", the winery is known for their red blend, and the property will amaze you with acres of manicured gorgeousness & beautiful views

Loma Prieta Winery - Perched at the 2,300-ft. level, with great views and wonderful wines, including the rare Pinotage. Open weekends and by appointment.

MJA Vineyards - Inside a mountain cottage tucked away in the trees in the Summit Road area of Los Gatos. MJA Vineyards offers their signature Aloha hospitality in the Santa Cruz Mountains!

(we also visit their Santa Cruz location)

Regale Winery and Vineyards - Tuscan style winery with fantastic views, a bocce ball court and gorgeous grounds full of lavender, roses, olive trees and vines. Regale is also a favorite picnic spot and offers lots of team-building options for corporate groups.

Silver Mountain Vineyards - produces an organically-grown estate Chardonnay, a Bordeaux-style blend, Zinfandel, and some award-winning Pinot Noir. Enjoy the wonderful hospitality of Jerold O'Brien!

Testarossa Vineyards - Historic Testarossa makes highly-rated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Note: as of 2014, the tasting fee at Testarossa is now $25 pp for a tasting inside the main Tasting Room (with reserved counter space), and $45 pp for a private room tasting, for any groups over 20 guests.

Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery - a 1947 farmhouse-winery with tree-top views, a bocce ball court, and a focus on estate-grown Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. Options include indoor dining & events, private winery buy-out, and VIP Vineyard/Winery tours hosted by the owner-winemaker.