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The Perfect Pairing: The Cypress Hotel And Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries

We know Silicon Valley isn't the first thing you think of when the topic turns to wine, but we must say, our cup runneth over. And it's not just us who thinks that this region of California wines are top shelf: Wine Spectator magazine has called our area's Santa Cruz Mountain AVA "the most underappreciated appellation in the world." But rest assured, we're happy to share one of California wine country's best kept secrets and invite you to come and discover these amazing wineries.

Located in Cupertino near the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Kimpton's newly renovated Cypress Hotel makes an ideal base for exploring some of California's most fantastic wine experiences. Here, that can be anything from a private wine tasting and vineyard tour to enjoying a live performance at an estate's historic French Chateau.

Whether your preference is white, reds or a recital, here are the Santa Cruz area wineries you'll want to explore:

The Mountain Winery More

The Paul Masson Winery hosts world-renowned performers at its historic French Chateau. Dine al fresco while savoring the sounds of your favorite performers under the stars. For more information, visit or call 408.741.2822

Testarossa Vineyards More

Internationally recognized for their outstanding Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah wines, Testarossa is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Bay Area and worth a visit. For more information, visit or call 408.354.6150 ext. 21

Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards More

Thomas Fogarty pairs exceptional wines with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. For more information, visit or call 650.851.6777.

Ridge Vineyards More

Known for its award-winning reds, Ridge Vineyards offers only limited tasting hours, but is worth the visit. For more information, visit or call 408.867.3233

J. Lohr Vineyards More

One of the region's best-known vintners, J. Lohr Vineyards' tasting room is conveniently located in San Jose. For more information, visit or call 408.918.2160

Picchetti Brothers Winery More

This historic winery is located on the Picchetti Ranch right in Cupertino. For more information, visit or call 408.741.1310

David Bruce Winery More

David Bruce Winery utilizes the region's cool climate to focus their production on Pinot Noir with spectacular results. For more information, visit or phone 800.397.9972.

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards More

Home to an award-winning selection of Pinot Noir wines, Savannah-Chanelle is a popular stop in the Saratoga area. For more information, visit or call 408.741.2934.

Finish your day exploring our wine region with some pours of hand-selected vintages at the Cypress Hotel, where we host a wine reception every evening in honor of you, our guests!