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Local Tasting Tours: 3 Wine Trails and a Wine Road

By Betty Taylor & Barbara Krause / Photography By Paulette Phlipot | Last Updated June 28, 2017
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Ready for some summer wine tasting? Skip the crowds, traffic and exorbitant tasting fees of the wine country and stay in the Bay Area. You’ll discover some of the best wines in California (often poured by the proprietor) and unique winery experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Stroll to urban microwineries, drive to historic estates, relax amid a scenic mountain vista or enjoy a picnic at a tasting “room” run out of the family backyard—the Silicon Valley wine scene is varied, friendly and fun. Read on and learn about four distinct wine tasting experiences featuring award-winning wines that bear the legacy of the valley’s agricultural roots and today’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Tour The Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

Enjoy a warm welcome among a relaxed, close-knit community of top winemakers.

Tour The Saratoga Wine Trail

Daily village wine walk and weekend drive to the stars.

Tour The Mid-Peninsula Wine Trail

San Carlos area highlights weekend urban wine tasting, music and strolling.

Tour The Summit Road Wine Trail

Take the high road for peak and unique wine-tasting experiences.
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