In less than 45 minutes you will find two interesting and very different wineries both characteristic of the wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Cooper-Garrod and Savannah Chanelle.

Directions from the San Jose Area

• Take Highway 85 to De Anza Blvd. exit
• Go west towards Saratoga for 1 mile
• Turn right on Pierce Rd. for 1.8 miles
• Turn right on Mt Eden Rd. for 1 mile
• Turn right on Garrod Rd.


Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

As you drive along Mt. Eden Road through a luxurious housing development you You might wonder how a winery fits into this picture. Just about then, you will see the sign for Cooper-Garrod. As you turn left, will find yourself in a totally different type of winery. This winery is definitely one of the most unique California wineries. What makes it so unique is the fact that the Cooper-Garrod family runs an equestrian center side-by-side with the winery. Don’t let this fool you. The wines are really very good here. They produce about 3000 cases per year from their 28 estate acres. The Chardonnay and the Cabernet Franc are excellent. Wines are available only at the tasting room or online at their Web site. A few picnic tables are available. An in depth winery and vineyard tour is available on the 1st Saturday of the month at 11 am. Reservations are recommended for this tour. In addition to complementary tasting, there is a “Proprietor’s Flight” tasting of reserve and library wines. The fee for this tasting is $8 and includes a glass.

Tasting room is open daily:  Mon thru Fri – 12-5, weekends 11-5.
Phone: (408) 867-7116, e-mail: wine@cgv.com, Cooper-Garrod


Savannah Chanelle Vineyards

As you leave Cooper-Garrod, continue along Mt. Eden Road. Turn right onto Pierce Road. Turn Right on Congress Spring Road which is also Highway 9. Look for the signs leading to Savannah Chanelle. Be ready for a quick left turn to drive up the road to the winery. Savannah Chanelle is located in a quiet and secluded area of redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Savannah Chanelle produces four estate wines from 15 acres in the surrounding vineyards. They also produce several top wines from grapes grown elsewhere in California. Particularly good is the Pinot Noir grown from Gary’s vineyard located in a cooler area of the Santa Cruz Mountains. If you have the time, take a walk up the hill to the vineyards for a breathtaking view and a look at some old vine Zinfandel.

Tasting is available daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a $3 charge for wine tasting.
(408) 741-2934, e-mail: cshepard@savannahchanelle.com
Savannah Chanelle Vineyards