California Central Coast - Santa Cruz Mountains Area Winery Weddings


Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards Santa Clara County CA

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The Santa Cruz Mountains' appellation encompasses the wineries of Santa Clara County and San Mateo County as well as those of its namesake, Santa Cruz County.  All are located in convenient proximity to the San Francisco Bay area. Yes, the eastern side of the coastal range is best known as Silicon Valley.  Yet, the surprise is that some of California's most historic wineries are located here. In this region Winery Wedding Guide has found winery-wedding locations climbing close to the peak of Mount Madonna, venues overlooking the sparkling waters of Half Moon Bay or San Francisco Bay, venues in the midst of redwood forests - all with welcoming hospitality.

 Several Santa Cruz Mountains' wineries, while not available for weddings,are able to host unique and intimate wedding-related events, such as rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, family gatherings.  Look for them following the Winery Wedding venues listed below.


Bargetto Winery


A creek side Courtyard is available year-round, weather permitting. During non-harvest months, the historic Wine Cellars create a special ambience. Yet another possible venue is the Tasting Room facility.

3535 North Main Street
Soquel, CA 95073
Telephone: 831 475-2258

Photo: Courtesy Bargetto Winery

Byington Vineyard & Winery


Byington Vineyard & Winery Los Gatos CA

A rose-lined walkway leads to Ceremony Hill where a gazebo enveoloped in jasmine awaits your wedding vows.  Nature provides a background of vineyards, redwood forests, and views as far as Monterey Bay.

21850 Bear Creek Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033
Telephone: 408 354-1111
E-mail: on website

Photo: Courtesy Byington Vineyard and Winery

Clos LaChance Winery


Clos la Chance Winery San Martin CA

Clos LaChance offers a state-of-the-art wedding facility - Tasting Room, Grand Terrace and Grand Salon located in a natural setting near the sixth hole of luxurious Corde Valley Golf Club - classically elegant yet quietly informal.

1 Hummingbird Lane
San Martin, CA 95046
Telephone: 408 686-1050



Photo: Courtesty Clos LaChance Wines

Fortino Winery


What has been described as "Gilroy's most beautiful venue" awaits your marriage celebration - the Redwood Terrace.  Situated in the midst of lush vineyards and towering redwoods, it is available May to October.

4525 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020
Telephone: 408 842-3305





Photo: Courtesy Fortino Winery


Guglielmo Winery


Sharing your nuptials at the winery's Villa Emile offers the charm of old California along with the magic of vines and grapes.  Celebrate under the stars on Guglielmo's expansive lawn area, available May through mid October.

1480 E. Main Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Telephone: 408 779-2145


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             Debbie Brown Photography

Hecker Pass Winery


La Vigna, an all-inclusive event center at Hecker Pass Winery, invites you to gather family and friends in a setting of vineyards and rolling hills.  French doors lead to a patio; a covered deck and dance floor enjoy gorgeous views.

4605 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020
Telephone: 408 842-8755
E-mail: on website

Photo: Courtesy Hecker Pass Winery

Kirgin Cellars


Founded in 1916, Kirigin Cellars lends old-world charm to your wedding day.  Located five miles west of Morgan Hill, the winery offers a choice of Pastoral Venues for your ceremony and an elegant Club House Banquet Facility for up to 225 guests.

11550 Watsonville Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
Telephone: 408 847-8827
E-mail: On website

Photo: Courtesy Kirgin Cellars

La Honda Winery


Behind the golden stucco walls of La Honda Winery, lies a warm and inviting venue for your wedding day. The winery's Old world craftsmanship provides an inviting and welcoming atmosphere in the heart of Silicon Valley.


2645 Fair Oaks Avenue

Redwood City, CA 94063

Telephone: 650 814-9727



La Nebbia Winery


A country vineyard setting in the picturesque hills above Half Moon Bay awaits your exchange of vows. Available are lovely garden areas along with La Nebbia's vintage winery.

12341 San Mateo Road (Highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Telephone: 650 726-9463

Photo: La Nebbia Winery

Morgan Hill Cellars


Located in the South Silicon Valley with gorgeous views of the foothills, Morgan Hill Cellars is one of Santa Clara County's oldest.  In the garden patio, a lovely romantic spot under the olive tree has been set aside for the exchange of vows.

1645 San Pedro Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Telephone: 408 779-7389

Photo: Courtesy Morgan Hill Cellars

Poetic Cellars



But 25 miles from Silicon Valley, celebrate your wedding amidst rolling, oak-studded hills in the solitude of a country estate. Inside and outdoor venues are possible – the romantic Barrel Room, spacious Tasting Room, choose a spot under the trees for the exchange of vows. A Tented celebration is possible on the Lawn.

5000 North Rodeo Gulch Road

Soquel, CA 95073

Telephone: 831 462-3478



Photo: Courtesy Poetic Cellars

Testarossa Vineyards


Testarossa promises a wedding of elegance and charm at their historic winery. The Garden Patio, with forested backdrop, is a welcoming venue for guest arrival, wine reception, or outdoor ceremony. Steps away, the Wine Cave provides an enchanting setting for an indoor ceremony. Finish your celebration with dining and dancing in the spacious Cask Room.

300-A College Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Telephone: 408 354-6510

Photo; Courtesy Testarossa Vineyards


The Mountain Winery


High in the Saratoga foothills, the area's most historic winery boasts unparalleled panoramic views. Say 'I do" under the trees on the Vista Deck.  Celebrate on the Chateau Deck, or amid  oak casks in the Grand Hall. An event-planning team stands ready to put in place the wedding of your dreams.

14831 Pierce Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
Telephone: 408 741-2822



Photo: Courtesy The Mountain Winery


Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards


A three-level redwood reception facility flows down from its mountain-top setting into the vineyards, each level offering stunning views of the San Francisco Bay area.  Choose the Pavillion or the Hill House with its adjoining terrace for a most special day.

19501 Skyline Boulevard
Woodside, CA 94062
Telephone: 650 851-6777

Photo: Courtesy Thomas Fogarty Winery



                                              Related Events

While not available for weddings,the wineries listed below are able to host unique and intimate wedding-related events, such as rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, family gatherings: 


Bruzzone Family Vineyards

433 Sunridge Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Telephone: 831 332-0909



Castillo's Hillside Shire Winery

2215 Liberata Drive

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Telephone: 408 776-8200



Cooper- Garrod Vineyards

22645 Garrod Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
Telephone: 408 867- 7116



Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estates

431 Coyote Ridge

Aptos, CA 95003

Telephone: 831 531-7431



Picchetti Winery

13100 MonteBello Road

Cupertino, CA 95014

Telephone: 408 741-1310







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