Martin Ranch Winery
Visit a real family-owned and operated winery and vineyard where the winemakers put their hearts and souls into every bottle. You’ll be treated like family while you enjoy award-winning wines alongside breathtaking views of vineyards, a pond and garden, altogether creating a memorable experience.
Tasting Room Hours: Every first & third weekend: 12pm-5pm
Food for purchase
J.D. Hurley 2014 Chardonnay – Accolades: Silver Medal at San Francisco Chronicle and CA State Fair Wine Competitions. This Chardonnay was made in a traditional Burgundian style. On the nose, it shows bright green apple with hints of grapefruit and pear and has a solid, acidic middle with a fresh yet long, lingering finish.
Thérèse Vineyards 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – Accolades: Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; 91 points, Wine Enthusiast. This wine embodies the characteristics of Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet. It is delicate yet complex with upfront cherry and cassis, transitioning into a mid-palate of mountain minerals and a slight spritz of earthy truffle. As always, there is a luxurious, lingering finish of subtle oak tannins.
Thérèse Vineyards 2013 Syrah, Lester Family Vineyards – Accolades: Best of Class of Region CA State Fair Wine Competition; 91 points, Wine Enthusiast; Double Gold/96 Points, San Francisco International Wine Competition. On the west side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Lester Family Vineyards produces plump, luscious Syrah grapes. At the nose, you will immediately get notes of spicy white pepper, transitioning into violets and blueberries with a hint of black olive in the middle and a subtle oak tannin finish.
Available Food: Light fare – crackers, dips, pretzels, brittle, block cheese, bread sticks, tortilla chips, salsa, nuts, etc.
Affiliations: Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Growers Association, Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, Passport Days, Gilroy Wine Tour
Where can I buy? Whole Foods Market, New Leaf Markets