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Best Wineries in San Jose
2021

Why These Wineries?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Jose Wineries on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Alfaro Family Vineyards and Winery

Alfaro Family Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned winery in Corralitos, California, founded in 1997. Their wine selection includes estate grown and bottled Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, La Playita, Albarino, and their unique Gruner Veltliner. Alfaro Vineyards and Winery's wines are certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers, and they have been voted as the best local winery by the Good Times Magazine readers' poll for four consecutive years.

Corralitos, CA 95076

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Clos LaChance Winery and Estate Vineyard

Clos LaChance Winery and Estate Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard and winery in San Martin, California. This estate produces varietals of wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Red, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, White, and Zinfandel. Their staff provides informative tours and wine tastings for their visitors. Clos LaChance is certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, and their tasting room has received awards from The Best of Morgan Hill, San Jose Mercury News, The San Francisco Chronicle, California Winery Advisor, and Wine Country This Week.

San Martin, CA 95046

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Loos Family Winery

Loos Family Winery is a family-owned winery in San Jose and is one of the smallest wineries in California. This business focuses on handcrafting small quantities of award winning wine made from grapes sourced from world-class vineyards. Their wine selection includes Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc. Loos Family Winery won the Best of Appellation Award and is also one a winner of the First Wine Industry Awards by Northbay Business Journal.

San Jose, CA 95117

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Rapazzini Winery

Rapazzini Winery is a Gilroy, California winery, established in 1962. This business creates and sells numerous varietals of red, white, and sparkling wines, champagne, Italian imported wines, dessert and specialty wines, and their world-famous garlic wine. Alex Larson, chef and owner of Rapazzini Winery, earned a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars from the San Jose Mercury News and was awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.

Gilroy, CA 95020

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Regale Winery and Vineyards

Regale Winery and Vineyards is a Tuscan-inspired winery and vineyard located in Los Gatos, California. This winery focuses on Pinot Noir and Cabernet wines. Their wine list also includes Chardonnay, Sparkling, Zinfandel, and Bordeaux varietals. Aside from wine, this business also produces Estate Olive Oil from trees on their property. Regale Winery earned 4.5 out of 5 stars based on customer reviews on Yelp and Facebook.

Los Gatos, CA 95003

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Solis Winery

Solis Winery is an award-winning winery that has been operating in San Jose, California since the late 1920's. This establishment produces red and white wines, as well as dessert wine and rosé. Their staff also offers tours in the vineyard and winery and host special events throughout the year. Solis Winery has been producing award-winning wines at regional, national, and international competition levels since 2006.

Gilroy, CA 95020

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