Wine Tasting on our Garden Patio

Proud winners of the Green Medal Award!

We are honored to be the recipients of the 2024 California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Community Award!   This award recognizes our commitment to Certified Sustainable and Organic Farming along with our family’s contributions back to our local community: “For its ongoing dedication to leaving the Garrod Farms land and local community better than they found it for the last 131 years, Cooper-Garrod is the winner of the 2024 California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Community Award.”

You can see a short video on the award and our winery here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Garden Patio to enjoy our CSWA Certified Sustainable wines!

HOURS and INFORMATION:

  • Weekdays from 12-5
  • Weekends from 11-5
  • Reservations or Walk-Ins are welcome daily for groups of 6 or less.   
  • We stop serving wine at 4:30 PM, in order for folks to have a safe trip home!  
  • Reservations are required for groups of 7 or more; please call ahead to schedule: 408-867-7116.
  • We are pleased to offer Live Music on Saturdays from 2-4 PM.  You can see our list of artists here!  
  • We do have a lovely Small Bites menu of à la carte items to enjoy.  Outside food is not allowed.

Reservations

Please note: for large groups of 7 or more people, please call 408-867-7116 at least one week in advance to make your reservation, to ensure availability and staffing.

Patio Menu

One tasting fee will be waived with the purchase of two bottles – or – by joining our Wine Club!

The Red and White Flight – $22

  • 2023 Viognier
  • 2023 Rosé  (only available ON TAP)
  • 2019 Cabernet Franc (Double Gold Award, SF Chronicle Wine Competition!)
  • 2017 F7U Cutlass (50% Syrah, 50% Cabernet Franc)

The Red Wine Flight -$22

  • 2019 Cabernet Franc (Double Gold Award, SF Chronicle Wine Competition!)
  • 2018 Merlot
  • 2017 P47 Thunderbolt (60% Syrah, 40% Cab Sauvignon)
  • 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Two Vineyards

The Fancy Flight – $35

For lovers of Bordeaux-style blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, and older wines!

  • 2018 F86 Sabre Jet (our current release Bordeaux-style blend of 75% Cab, 15% Cab Franc, and 10% Merlot)
  • 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, George’s Vineyard
  • 2002 R.V.’s Fine Claret (our library release Bordeaux-style blend of 50% Cab, 25% Cab Franc, 24% Merlot)
  • 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lone Oak Vineyard

The Wine Club Flight

Exclusively for Wine Club members and their guests.  Featuring wines from our most recent Wine Club release!

  • 2023 Rosé
  • 2021 Pinot Noir
  • 2018 F104 Starfighter (93% Syrah, 7% Viognier, co-fermented Côte-Rôtie style)
  • 2002 R.V.’s Fine Claret (our library release Bordeaux-style blend of 50% Cab, 25% Cab Franc, 24% Merlot)

Wine Club Members receive a complimentary tasting or complimentary glass of wine for themselves and up to 3 guests.

Guest Guidelines

To learn more about what guests can expect when visiting our Garden Patio, please read our Guest Guidelines!

  • We offer seated Wine Tasting, Wine by the Glass, and Wine by the Bottle as well as Small Bites.
  • Outside food is not allowed. If you’d like to enjoy food with your wine, we do have “Small Bites” available, à la carte: cheeses, crackers, olives, nuts, charcuterie and chocolate!
  • Larger groups of 7 or more are only allowed with permission from the Tasting Room Manager, and are dependent on staffing and availability. Please call at least 1 week in advance to ask about a large group: 408-867-7116, option 1.
  • Children are welcome but must remain seated at the table. Unfortunately we do not have high chairs.  Only those over 21 may enjoy the wine.  Valid IDs must be provided when requested by the server.
  • Reservations ensure a 90 minute use of the table, which is plenty of time for a lovely wine tasting experience!
  • Guests more than 30 minutes late to a reservation forfeit their table.
  • Our last seating is at 4:00 PM; and we stop serving at 4:30 PM. This ensures that guests are safe to drive home when we close at 5 PM!
  • We utilize QR codes located at the table instead of paper menus; guests can use these codes to find our online menu with their smart phone.
  • Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. As we are primarily an equestrian center, we love animals! But since horses live here, we must prioritize their well-being first and foremost. SO — dog owners, please note: horses in nearby barns are visible from our Garden Patio, so for us, dogs MUST be well-behaved, which means: no aggression, no accidents, no barking, and no visiting with horses. These are very important: even a little happy barking can startle a horse and potentially cause injury to horse and rider! If you have ANY concerns with how your pup might behave around horses, other dogs, or people: PLEASE, leave the dog at home! Poorly behaved dogs will be asked to leave; and generally jeopardize our ability to welcome dogs at all. Thanks so much for your help on this in advance.
  • And — while we know people love seeing the horses here! — please, at the request of horse owners, do not visit with, pet, or feed horses. Looking at them from our Garden Patio is fine, however!

Certified Organic & Sustainable

Being a responsible steward of natural resources is a key practice in Cooper-Garrod farming and winemaking methods.

As a historic family business, we are especially vested in the sustainability of our winery and vineyards, with the goal of a continuing legacy for succeeding generations.

 
“Once you drink CG wine, you will be back. I promise you that. Family-owned and operated winery. An amazing vibe every time.”

– Amanda –

“Favorite winery I have ever been to. Their wine was excellent, their service was wonderful, and the atmosphere is quaint, yet beautiful. The rural feel reminds me of home. Can’t recommend this place enough.”

– Jake –

“Beautiful family-owned winery up in the hills! The patio is nice & shaded, and the tables are spread out for covid times. The employees are so kind & knowledgeable as well. Most importantly, the wine is delicious! We’ll definitely be back soon.”

– Carly –

“Pleasant afternoon in a most genial and accommodating environment sampling home produced wines. No pretence, the wines are good quality and very easy on the palate. Cheese, cured meat and varieties of crackers available to accompany the wine.”

– Lesley –

“We are members here and love coming up for a free tasting flight. It feels like you’ve left the city hundreds of miles behind and you’re out in the country, peaceful and quiet. In non-covid times we have put our kids on a trail ride with their horses while we enjoyed the tasting room. For now, the patio is open for tastings and on Sundays, lunch or nibbles, with masks and distancing. I enjoy their two vineyard red blends. All the wine blends have names related to the aviation industry.”

– Susan –