Wonderful Gilroy Wineries Along Hecker Pass Highway
If you are looking for wineries in Gilroy, the secret is out. Gilroy, known for its garlic, partly due to the widely popular annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, has a treasure chest of wonderful wineries. And right along the Hecker Pass Hwy are some hidden gems that you may never heard of, or just driven by.
Hidden Gems of Gilroy
If you are interested in taking a short self-guided tour, or you’ll be passing through the area and want to visit some great wineries, check out these four wineries:
- Solis Winery
- Sarah’s Vineyard
- Fortino Winery
- Hecker Pass Winery
All of these wineries are within a mile of each other and wonderful for unique and different reasons. However, anything you may hope for is available amongst these four, delicious wines, family atmosphere, picturesque views, quaint or large tasting rooms. Everything is available, and at least one of the wineries is sure to steal your heart.
Take the Tour
The tour starts at Solis Winery and ends at Hecker Pass Winery which is right off the Hecker Pass highway near the Gilroy Gardens Theme Park.
Below is a short description and contact information on each of the wineries. We also included for your convenience a google map for you to save to your smartphone (the google map in conjunction with your smartphone will guide you to each location). Make sure you save the map to your phone.
Solis Winery is a gorgeous award winning winery, recently winning gold at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Double Gold at the 2014 New World International Wine Competition (Check here for most recent awards). Relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the vineyard, through the glass wall that serves as a backdrop to the servers in the tasting room. Solis is known for well-made, delicious wine, friendly service and the gorgeous view that takes your wine tasting experience to another level.
3920 Hecker Pass Hwy. Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 408-847-6306 or 888-838-6427
Sarah’s Vineyard is literally a 5 minute walk across the street from Solis (so you won’t have to travel too far). Sarah’s vineyard has a wide and wonderful selection of wines and a knowledgeable and polite staff. The outdoors area is very elegant and a wonderful place to have a picnic. And if you make the trip on a Friday, checkout the Friday night music for a little extra fun.
Sarah’s Vineyard Contact:
4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 408 842-4278
Continue along the Hecker Pass Hwy and just down the road you’ll find Fortino Winery. Fortino Winery was Gilroy’s Chamber of Commerce 2014 Small Business of the Year. Fortino is a picturesque winery and after visiting, you may want get to get married there (don’t say we didn’t warn you. The tastings are great and the staff makes you feel welcomed in the large and comfortable tasting room.
4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020
Hecker Pass Winery
Your tour will end at Hecker Pass Winery, which is about a 2 minute walk (next door) from Fortino Winery. Hecker Pass is a gorgeous winery and another perfect place for a wedding. The wines are affordable and delicious, and if you like reds, Hecker pass has a wide variety of reds just for you. The tasting room is quaint and relaxed and the staff is educated and friendly.
Hecker Pass Winery Contact:
4605 Hecker Pass Rd Gilroy, CA 95020