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san jose wineries

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san jose wineries

After visiting the Winchester House, would like to add on some wineries before heading back to San Francisco. Came across the J. Lohr and Savannah Chantelle wineries. Does anyone know of another close to these or on the way back to SF

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1. Re: san jose wineries

If you'd like to take a pretty drive back to San Francisco, then recommend to take the drive to Thomas Fogarty.

http://www.fogartywinery.com/contact.html its a nice winery to visit and is on Skyline Boulevard. The drive from there to Highway 92 is in the trees - so quite a pretty drive and then drive down Highway 92 and reconnect to Highway 280 to continue on your way back to SF.

Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards

An eye-catching view will meet you as you drive through the gates of the Thomas Forgerty Winery. Here, amid a forest of Redwood trees, are beautiful acres of vineyards overlooking the Peninsula and the Bay Area. The tasting room has one of the most beautiful views of any tasting room you will find. Thomas Fogarty, a famous cardiologist, started the winery as a hobby and began producing wines in 1981. The winery produces excellent estate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and small amounts of Merlot. The climate in the Santa Cruz Mountains is ideal for growing these varieties. They also make a great Gewurztraminer from vineyards in Monterey. The days are warm and the nights cool. There is a tasting fee of $5.00 per person.

Here's a list of wineries that are in and about the area (some have public tastings; some do not. and only special events.)

weekendwinery.com/wineries/Wineries_CA_SanFr…

Also across the street from the Winchester Mystery house is Santana Row. There is a wine tasting bar there where you can do some tasting (its not a winery, but also a fun place to go.....

Village California Bistro and Wine Bar

http://www.santanarow.com/dining/?id=87

You might want to go there for lunch after the Winchester mystery house, then wander through Santana Row, going over to J. Lohr, Savannah Chantelle, and making it up to Thomas Fogarty to end the day before they close at 5:00. It would be a full but fun day.

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Be sure to assign a designated driver. Thomas Fogarty is up in the Santa Cruz Mountain range. Beautiful area, but you need to be attentive while driving.

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I'm bothered that the above recommendation was cut and pasted from this web site:

winecountrygetaways.com/santa_details.html

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If you google cupertino winery, you will get Picchetti winery and Ridge Vineyard and winery. It lists their addresses and phone numbers too.

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I'm not so bothered about the cut-and-paste job. It's obviously promotional copy. Anyone can tell that.

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