There are about 40+ Wineries between Milpitas and Gilroy that have some amazing wines. Most people are only familiar with 2 or 3 in the Silicon Valley region. Our goal is to help bring to light some of these amazing wineries with very talented wine makers. Many of these wineries are small family, multi-generational operations that have been honing their craft of wine making for years, and we want YOU to know about them and visit them!
We all know there are not a lack of wineries in the Bay Area. How do you know which wineries to visit and how do you know if they are even open the day you want to visit? Did you know, many of these wineries have events, live bands and offer picnic table and bocce courts?
We want Silicon Valley Wineries to be your destination to plan your next wine tasting day. We want to provide all the information you need to know to create the best wine tasting experience in Silicon Valley. Before your next big wine tasting day, use our site to see which wineries are open, which other wineries are nearby and find out other info such as, which wineries are kid friendly, 21+ restricted, who allows dog and which you can have a picnic lunch.
We hope our site is your go to destination you plan your next event. Please let us know your feedback and if you have any other ideas or requests.
The Santa Clara Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Santa Clara Valley, California (modern day Silicon Valley), based in the towns of San Jose, Morgan Hill, San Martin, and Gilroy. Apart from its participation in the production of California wines, the Santa Clara Valley AVA is noted for its popularity in wine tourism.
By the 1850s Santa Clara had more acres of vineyards than any other county in California. By 1883 the county had almost 15,000 acres of vines and over 100 wineries, but over-expansion and phylloxera took a heavy toll and by 1902 over 10,000 acres disappeared, mostly replanted to fruit trees such as prunes and apricots. By 1910 over half the wineries had disappeared.
The growth of the technology sector in the region saw the area christened as Silicon Valley, and older Almaden Valley vineyards were uprooted to make way for urban sprawl. Today the majority of the remaining vineyards are found between the Diablo Mountains in Contra Costa and the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Jose near Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
Form for all new and existing wineries to update and submit information for the Silicon Valley Website.