Sample award-winning wines and take in stunning mountain views at one of the many wineries and California vineyards surrounding San Jose.
The Santa Cruz Mountains wine region is nestled in one of the most unique and beautiful environments in the world. With over 150 unique wineries with exquisite varieties to try as you take in incredible views of the valley, redwoods and Pacific ocean, we're extremely spoiled to have it all begin within 20 minutes from downtown San Jose. Home to places like the prestigious and award-winning Ridge Vineyards, the delightful Testarossa Winery, and the historic Mountain Winery, visitors can enjoy the taste of a wide variety of delicious vintages as well as live music, trailheads and horseback riding. We encourage you to explore the hidden treasures of this beautiful mountain region.
Staying true to its original name - the "Valley of the Heart's Delight" - the Santa Clara Valley's rich soils continue to produce exceptional wines and produce for the region, long before the birth of Silicon Valley. Step back in time to a more relaxed era and sip your way through more than two dozen historic wineries, tasting rooms and gorgeous vineyards. Daily tastings are available at most wineries, with some, like Clos LaChance Winery and Guglielmo Winery, featuring entertainment and live music.
Sampling exceptional varietals from the surrounding wine regions is easy to do staying in San Jose. Stay downtown and enjoy 300 days of sunshine with a glass of wine on the patio at Vino Vino, or take a pedicab to The Alameda and visit J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines for free daily tastings. You'll find plenty of choices to taste no matter which neighborhood you visit.