Boutique wine tasting in Santa Cruz Mountains
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.
Set your car map for Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, this is a very different wine tasting experience from the norm. Talk about a family-run winery; this one is it. The family members do just about everything needed to keep the winery alive and well. Tasting wine here is a totally fun experience. What to ride a horse while you visit? That can be because the family also runs an equestrian center. Cooper-Garrod is a boutique winery; only 3000 cases are made. Maybe that is why the wines are so tasty.
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. Have your GPS ready because it is easy to miss the quick left turn to the winery. The Savannah Chanelle wine tasting takes in an old historic barn. It is a fun and casual wine tasting among the Redwood trees. There are picnic tables, so pack a lunch if you are so inclined. As in most wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountain area, Pinot Noir is king. The wines are delicious!
Tasting is available daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(408) 741-2934, Savannah Chanelle Vineyards