The Santa Cruz Mountains appellation is characterized by intimate, artisan wineries tucked in among the trees along beautiful mountain roads, or perched atop the ridges with sweeping views into the valleys and out to the coast. These wineries are near San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga and Santa Cruz, California. Visitors often meet and chat with the winemakers while they explore the coastal mountains just a short drive from the heart of Silicon Valley or from the Pacific Coast.

The Santa Cruz Mountains have played a pivotal role in the story of wine making in California, with roots going back over 100 years. Formally recognized as the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation in 1981, the distinctive mountain topography follows the fog line along the coast with some vineyards as high as 2600 feet elevation.


Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room

Just a hop, skip and a jump from San Jose and Los Gatos, Cinnabar Winery sits atop Big Basin Way in Saratoga Village. Cinnabar’s handcrafted wines are presented by a knowledgeable and gracious ...More

Saratoga 8 minutes

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

Taste our Wines Where the Grapes are Grown!

Scenic – yet easy – access to fine estate wines. Cooper-Garrod invites you to hillsides above the village of Saratoga with views of Silicon ...More

Saratoga 16 minutes

Regale Winery and Vineyards

Regale invites you to slow down, consider the moment and drink in the simple pleasures of Life…

With a nod to the Old World virtues of “Table-conscious” winemaking and gracious ...More

Los Gatos 17 minutes

Testarossa Winery

Our winery is near San Jose and Saratoga, on a hill overlooking Los Gatos. Visit us and experience the Bay Area’s oldest continuously operating winery. Internationally recognized for outstanding ...More

Los Gatos 4 minutes

Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards

Few wine regions on earth can match the climates, soils and vertigo-inducing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. Situated at 2000 feet above sea level, Thomas Fogarty Winery offers a rare ...More

Woodside 43 minutes

Black Ridge Vineyards

Enjoy fantastic views and wine just minutes from downtown Los Gatos! You'll find sweeping vistas of the surrounding mountains, picnic grounds, a new tasting room and 22 acres of vineyards.

Black ...More

Los Gatos 8 minutes

Burrell School Vineyards & Winery

In the mountains just above San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Santa Cruz, California, experience estate-grown “Wines at the Head of Their Class” at the charming historic 1890’s ...More

Los Gatos 17 minutes

Loma Prieta Winery

You may recognize the Loma Prieta name from the famous earthquake of 1989, but the Santa Cruz Mountains also play host to America's premier mountain vineyard area. Located at about 2,300 feet in these ...More

Los Gatos 27 minutes

MJA Vineyards

MJA Vineyards is a small family owned winery in Santa Cruz, California. We specialize in Napa Valley Cabernet, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir, offered from our Serene ...More

Los Gatos 20 minutes

Mountain Winery

It’s in the soil. It’s in the history. It’s in the people. The Mountain Winery sits surrounded by vineyards, just above the valley, near San Jose, Los Gatos and Saratoga. It’s ...More

Saratoga 13 minutes

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards is conveniently located just 3.3 miles outside the town of Saratoga in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. The estate was established in 1892 by Pierre and Marie Pourroy. ...More

Saratoga 16 minutes

Silver Mountain Vineyards

Celebrating 30 years in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Silver Mountain produces handcrafted premium wines from its mountaintop winery and certified organic vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains on the ...More

Los Gatos 22 minutes