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Hecker Pass Winery

4605 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy, CA 95020-8808
(408) 842-8755
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Gilroy
Type: Wineries
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2013
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Uchaud, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

With a distinct Italian feel about it, the winery was superb - second visit in the last 6 years and well worth it

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Gilroy, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Delicious but more traditional wines. The people there are very friendly and the tasting experience harkens back to the 1960s in Napa. Their dessert and sweet wines are especially delicious. We have friends from 50 miles away come to buy them here. One of five or six different wineries within a three mile radius which have terrific wines and rustic... More

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San Jose, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Hecker Pass Winery is owned and operated by Sicilian octogenarian, Mario Fortino, just a few yards from the Fortino Winery, owned and operated by a relative. The tasting room is small, not full of kitschy stuff to buy...just wine to taste. Mario holds down the fort weekdays, a very pleasant woman on weekends. Mario also grows great oranges and over... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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517 reviews 517 reviews
95 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

The thing you have to love about this pace is the wine maker himself pours the wine. Had a great visit to this place. I was not crazy about some of the wine, but i loved the expearance. I did buy a bottle. Its so hard not to. If in the area stop in and give it a try.

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Gilroy, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Really nice dessert wines..and special cooking wines like Marsala and ports.

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Morgan Hill, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

This is our "go-to" winery for excellent value and tasty, every day wines. Chianti is very good. Also try their port! Very much a family run operation and low-key. Enjoy!

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San Jose, CA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2005

Don't let the neon sign deter you-- this humble winery is hosted by a wonderful family who craft their wines with their local customers in mind. The delicious wines have more integrity than most Napa varieties because this craft has been in their family for generations, and not one of the family members would let their love of hand-crafting beautiful... More

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