Combine a shopping day in Los Gatos and Saratoga to a visit to three tasting rooms. Taste delicious Santa Cruz wine without having to drive the small mountain backroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Shop, dine, and wine taste within a very easy driving distance.
Top Wineries & Tasting Rooms – Los Gatos & Saratoga
- Testarossa Vineyards – Great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
- Cinnabar Vineyards – Mercury Rising, a Bordeaux blend
- Michaud & Martella or M4 Tasting Rm – A two winery tasting room
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Winery Descriptions, Driving Directions, Tasting Room Hours
Testarossa Vineyards is housed in the historic Novitiate Winery. Rob and Diana Jansen are the owners of Testarossa and are leasing the historic Novitiate Winery to make their wines. Testarossa has a lovely tasting room here and a beautiful picnic and event area. Testarossa specializes in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, making several lots of single vineyard-designated wines. The winery has reaped many accolades from the wine press.
The tasting room is open daily 11 to 5 pm except for major holidays. The tasting fee is $10 and can be applied to the purchase of Testarossa wine.
Phone: (408) 354-6150, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Go to website
Cinnabar has a cozy tasting room in the relaxing town of Saratoga, a ten-minute drive from Los Gatos. Cinnabar no longer has a winery facility nor vineyards; these were all recently sold. They source their grapes from various growers to make all their wines. Cinnabar is legendary for a Bordeaux blend they call Mercury Rising.
The Cinnabar tasting room is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and is located at 14612 Big Basin Way in Saratoga
Phone: (408) 741-5858, Email: email@example.com, Go to website
Michaud & Martella, M4 Tasting Rm
Watch for the inviting patio and red umbrellas and sit and enjoy wines from Michaud Vineyards and wines from Martella. Small plates are available to accompany the wines. You can also taste wine and enjoy free Wi Fi. The “M4” wine tasting room is located at 14598A Big Basin Way in Saratoga.
Tasting room is open Thursday 1 to 5 pm, Friday, Saturday, 1 to 5:30 pm
Phone: (408) 647-2579, Go to website
Consult our Trip Planner for detailed driving directions to your selected wineries.