About Solis winery

At Solis Winery, it’s all about the wine—and it has been for more than 100 years.

All Solis Winery wines are grown and produced at the Vanni Estate Vineyard in Gilroy in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley, California’s oldest continuous wine growing region. From planting the vines and harvesting the grapes to producing and bottling the wines, everything is done on-site. Nothing ever leaves the property—until bottles go home with happy customers!

The original winery was founded in 1917 by Italian immigrant Angelo Bertero on rich, fertile land that was once part of the Rancho de Solis Mexican land grant. David and Valerie Vanni purchased the winery in 1989 and renamed it Solis Winery. The Vannis had a passion for creating extraordinary wine in a friendly, down-to-earth, trustworthy environment, and they passed that passion on to their sons, Michael and Vic, who took over the family business in 2007.

Quality always comes first at Solis Winery. With his extensive knowledge and an unparalleled attention to detail, winemaker Michael Vanni has produced some of the region’s most outstanding wines and unique varietals. But despite the premium caliber of the wines, you’ll find no wine snobs here. Vic Vanni oversees the tasting room and trains his staff to provide a warm and welcoming experience for all visitors.

There is simply no better place to sit back and relax than on the Solis Winery back porch, sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the scenic views of vineyards nestled against the vibrant green Gabilan mountain range. Once you’ve had a taste, we know you’ll be back for more!

Awards

Solis Winery is proud to have won numerous prestigious awards in regional, state, national, and international wine competitions. We encourage you to visit our tasting room and sample these award-winning wines for yourself!

Here are some of our most recent awards:

2018 Jerry D. Mead International Wine Competition

  • Gold, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Silver, 2014 Merlot
  • Bronze, 2014 Syrah

2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Double Gold, Cara Mia, Reserve 2013
  • Gold, Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate 2013

2017 New World International Wine Competition

  • Best of Class, Gold, Baciami, Reserve 2013
  • Gold, Merlot, Estate 2013
  • Gold, Zinfandel, Estate 2013

2017 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Gold, Fiano, Estate 2016
  • Gold, Syrah, Estate 2013
  • Gold, Zinfandel Estate 2013

2017 Critics Challenge Wine Competition

  • Gold, Fiano, Estate 2016
  • Gold, Seducente Reserve 2013
  • Gold, Syrah, Estate 2013

2017 California State Fair Wine Competition

  • Double Gold, Zinfandel, Estate 2013

2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Gold, Baciami Reserve 2012
  • Gold, Syrah Estate 2012

2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Gold, Best of Class, Seducente Reserve 2012

2016 Critics Challenge Wine Competition

  • Gold, Seducente Reserve 2012

2016 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition

  • Gold, Merlot Estate 2012
  • Gold, Sangiovese Estate 2013

2015 New World International Wine Competition

  • Gold, BOC, BOV, Petit Verdot, Estate 2012

2015 California State Fair Wine Competition

  • Double Gold, Best of California, Merlot, Estate 2011

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