what is the best place to go wine tasting in san mateo/san jose area?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Some of places you should consider:

    - Thomas Fogarty winery, Woodside: http://www.fogartywinery.com/

    - Paul Masson Mountain Winery, Saratoga:http://www.mountainwinery.com/

    - Byington, Los Gatos: http://www.byington.com/

    - Wente, Livermore: http://www.wentevineyards.com/

    - Clos La Chance , Saratoga: http://www.clos.com/

    Source(s): our experience
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    These are 3 great wineries to visit. The two in Castro Valley are in a secluded wooded area and are very close to each other.

    Chouinard Vineyards

    33853 Palomares Rd., Castro Valley, CA

    (510) 582-9000

    Open Weekends Noon – 5 PM

    This Livermore winery is a fun getaway located in Palomares Canyon. Bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic. They produce a wide variety of fine wines. On Sundays during the summer you can make reservations to attend their "Music in the Vineyards" concerts featuring live cajun, swing, raggae, jazz, or blues. 2005 prices were $35 a carload.

    Elliston Vineyards

    463 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA

    (925) 862-2377

    Open weekends Noon – 5 PM

    Stroll the beautiful grounds, explore the historic house, and enjoy the fine wines at this Livermore winery. Wines include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sparkling Wines, Merlot, Claret, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc.

    Westover Winery

    34329 Palomares Rd., Castro Valley, CA 94550

    (510) 537-3932

    Open weekends Noon – 5 PM/Tues-Fri. 1 PM – 4 PM

    This Livermore winery is located in Palomares Canyon and the route there is a scenic drive. The winery was established in 1985.

  • 1 decade ago

    Aptos Vineyard

    5339 Prospect Rd. #124, San Jose, CA (800) 211-6630

    Bonny Doon Vineyard

    10 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz, CA (831) 425-4518

    Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

    2300 Jarvis Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

    Storrs Winery

    303 Potrero Street, Number 35, Santa Cruz, CA (831) 458-5030

    Silver Mountain Vineyards

    Silver Mountain Drive, Santa Cruz, CA (408) 353-2278

    Hope that helps...they are all good places i helped my sis pick out some wines for her wedding and went to all of these to find some she liked... the people were really nice and the wines were good...

  • 1 decade ago

    These places are very nice.

    Wine Styles is in San Jose and

    J Lohr Vineyards & Wines is also in San Jose.

    Hope this helped!

    Enjoy:)

    Source(s): http://www.sanjose.com/wine-styles/ www.jlohr.com
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  • 1 decade ago

    take highway 280 all the way from san jose to san fransisco and on the way you will find many dilightful vinyards!!

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