Testarossa Winery

Los Gatos, CA

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  • TU- 2013 vs 2014 Vintage Tasting- 8/20 & 8/25Hide Event Details

    Last session, our vintage retrospectives showed how well each of these spectacular vintages was fairing in the cellar. But how do they differ? Taste the same wines from both vintages and learn for yourself!

    • Duration: 1.5 Hours
      Location: Testarossa Winery
    • Fee: $60.00 Per Person, plus tax
      Group Size: 1 - 20 Guests

About Testarossa Winery

Step back into history at the 19th century Novitiate, home to the acclaimed Testarossa Winery, where state of the art winemaking and traditional tools combine into the state’s best California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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Testarossa Winery is located in the historic Novitiate in downtown Los Gatos and is one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in California. Rob and Diana Jensen started Testarossa in their garage in 1993 with just twenty-five cases of wine. Today, the winery works closely with top winegrowers in the Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Rita Hills, Arroyo Grande Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalone and Santa Cruz Mountains appellations.

Testarossa offers multiple wine experiences in this beautiful historic setting from a tour and tasting for beginners to Testarossa University for those eager to increase their wine knowledge. Our Los Gatos location also offers specialty tastings including the Wine & Cheese Experience and Salon Tastings hosted by a Testarossa Wine Educator.

There are several ways to enjoy this exquisite property, including the popular Wine Bar 107, the Club Members Lounge, and the exclusive JRS Terrace for Platinum and Jensen Reserve Society members only. Reservations are no longer available. Please check in at the Welcome Centers on weekends.

Testarossa Winery has been consistently voted Best Local Winery by the San Jose Mercury News since 2011.

We are only closed three days a year: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Tasting rooms in Los Gatos are open daily from 11am to 5pm; and in Carmel Valley from 12pm - 5pm on Sunday - Thursday and 11am - 6pm Friday and Saturday.

For more information visit Testarossa.com.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Food Service
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Open Late (Seasonal)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Urban Tasting Room
  • Weddings
Experiences

  • Food & Wine
  • Large Groups (8 - 20+)
  • Meeting-Private
  • Sensory Experience
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Wine and Cheese
  • Wine Education
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maria L. Member Since 4/13/2019My BFF
Taste of Testarossa Food & Wine Pairing (LG) on 6/29/19 3:00 PM

Belinda, our tour guide was fabulous....very knowledgeable:)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy S. Member Since 3/28/2019My BFF
Wine & Cheese Pairing Lab, Tues, June 18 @ 6pm on 6/18/19 6:00 PM

Fun night out!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John & Genevieve C. Member Since 7/15/2017My BFF
Wine & Cheese Pairing Lab, Tues, June 18 @ 6pm on 6/18/19 6:00 PM

Fantastic learning experience of pairing different wines with cheese. The format of having us taste and pair first then share what is typical was very fun and interesting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl and Leslie C. Member Since 12/20/2016My BFF
Niclaire Pinot Noir Component Tasting, Tues May 28 on 5/28/19 6:00 PM

The tasting was even better than we expected. The wines were excellent and the tutelage was everything we were hoping for. Bob and Belinda were fabulous instructors and hosts and the event was superb. We enjoyed learning about the wines and sharing the experience with the rest of the attendees.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John & C. Member Since 7/15/2017My BFF
Niclaire Pinot Noir Component Tasting, Tues May 28 on 5/28/19 6:00 PM

We learn so much every time we attend a Testarossa event. This one was exceptional and a special treat. Being able to learn about their best of the best wine at the component level was fantastic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave S. Member Since 7/6/2016My BFF
Diana's Chardonnay Component Tasting, Tues, May 21 on 5/21/19 6:00 PM

Interesting and thorough tasting experience that taught us a lot about how a super-premium chardonnay is crafted

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denice B. Member Since 7/11/2018Evil Stepmother
All About Rosé!, Tues, May 14th @ 6pm on 5/14/19 6:00 PM

The winery is beautiful as was the setting for the Rose class I attended with my daughter. The class itself was a joke. A guy in sweats running through slides of stuff he downloaded off the internet. I was very disappointed by the low quality of the information and how it seemed just slapped together at the last minute. That's the first and last class I'll go to.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jenny W. Member Since 3/31/2019Evil Stepmother
All About Rosé!, Tues, May 14th @ 6pm on 5/14/19 6:00 PM

It was disappointing compared to my other numerous Testarossa experiences. Food was excellent. Presentation was not well planned or executed. We were asked to arrive 15 mins early to check in, but no one was ready. The actual presentation started 30 mins after the start time which would have been fine if we had known in advance. Not up to the usual excellent Testarossa Experience.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl and Leslie C. Member Since 12/20/2016My BFF
All About Rosé!, Tues, May 14th @ 6pm on 5/14/19 6:00 PM

As always, the course content was superb. It engaged my wife and I without confusing us. We learned and we had fun in the process. The instructor Bob Zamora and his assistant Sue were excellent at presenting the information and fielding the questions. The wines they selected helped to reinforce the course material. The facility and the food were excellent. Everyone enjoyed the entire experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alyssa R. Member Since 4/1/2019My Parents
Testarossa Experience Tour (Los Gatos) on 4/20/19 4:00 PM

Testarossa is such a beautiful winery and our tour guide Kris was absolutely sweet. She gave us a lot of info on history of the place and even got us to sign up to be a member! The wine also was very good! You won’t be disappointed if you come here for wine. Can’t wait to come back as a member and for the relaxing atmosphere!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
ted C. Member Since 4/6/2019My BFF
Testarossa Experience Tour (Los Gatos) on 4/07/19 12:00 PM

Had a great tour with Michael, he offered a very real honest experience, which I really appreciate as a Midwestern guy

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Caron R. Member Since 10/19/2015My BFF
Tastes of Testarossa Food & Wine Pairing (LG) on 4/06/19 2:00 PM

Our histess/guide was amazing and we would recommend this to anyone!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer C. Member Since 3/26/2019My BFF
Tastes of Testarossa Food & Wine Pairing (LG) on 4/06/19 11:30 AM

We had such a wonderful experience at the Testarossa Winery doing the wine tasting food pairing. The wine was great and the food was delicious and our guide was wonderful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lars R. Member Since 4/12/2018My Boss
Doctor's & Lone Oak Grower Luncheon on 3/31/19 11:30 AM

Great venue, great hospitality, great wine, great food...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
JoAnn W. Member Since 2/25/2019My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 3/30/19 12:00 PM

What a beautiful place to enjoy delicious wine and spend time with friends! We were in a small group of 4 people for the "Wine and Cheese Experience." The wines and cheeses were paired perfectly and we thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of our host, Ms. Ryan. After the "experience" we sat on the patio and enjoyed a glass of wine with our friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl and Leslie C. Member Since 12/20/2016My BFF
The Wines of Hahn Vineyards on 3/19/19 6:00 PM

The class was like many others that I have attended. The food and wine that was served before class was excellent and it gave the students some time to get to know each other. The instructor, Bob Zamora, was well informed and gave an excellent review and update of the subject matter. The information was detailed without being laborious and prompted questions and discussion among the attendees.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sally T. Member Since 3/2/2019My BFF
St. Patrick's Club Soirée- Sunday, Mar. 17th- 2pm on 3/17/19 2:00 PM

it wqs a fun day, good food and good wine. Everyone having fun

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Johanna M. Member Since 3/1/2019My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 3/16/19 12:00 PM

Really beautiful place. Could not believe it was where it was. I would never have known it was up in the hills. BAD traffic getting through Los Altos so give yourself plenty of time to get there. Add on 20 minutes to whatever you expect. Wine was really good and the tour and cheese was fun. Tour guide was great. I would return. I did not realize that it was mostly Pinot Noirs and Chards. Great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Guy B. Member Since 1/29/2019My BFF
Tondre Grapefield Horizontal- Tuesday, March 5th on 3/05/19 6:00 PM

Testarossa is always terrific. They know how to cater to their wine loving clients and customers. CellarPass is a bit clumsy to work with and there are glitches in the software that caused me to have to completely cancel the initial reservation I made for three and rebook a new one for four. I recommend Testarossa find another application to handle their bookings.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan G. Member Since 1/19/2019My BFF
Tondre Grapefield Horizontal Tasting on 3/05/19 6:00 PM

Amazing class- great wine, great food, great people in an authentic winery. We were given the chance to speak to the vigneron or person who cultivates the grapes and hear his prospective and then sample several different wines all made from grapes from the same farm- very interesting and educational- a real treat. One of the best wine classes I have attended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl and Leslie C. Member Since 12/20/2016My BFF
Tondre Grapefield Horizontal Tasting on 3/05/19 6:00 PM

This was an amazing evening. To hear from the grapefield owner and wife was eye opening and informative. Great people. Comparing the wines produced was a true learning experience and a peek into how wine is shaped by the winemaker.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl and Leslie C. Member Since 12/20/2016My BFF
Santa Rita Hills Component Tasting on 2/26/19 6:00 PM

The wine course was amazing. Instructor Bob Zamora has a great delivery style that informs and welcomes class participation. We learned a great deal about the wines and the Appalachian. I have a much better understanding of the reasons that this AVA produces the excellent fruit that for which it is known. The folks in that class are very welcoming and the class interaction was warm and inclusive.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeffrey B. Member Since 2/4/2019My BFF
Garys' Grower Luncheon on 2/24/19 11:30 AM

It was a great lunch and fun to taste some of the older Gary's Vineyard's wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robyn & Rob L. Member Since 4/12/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 2/15/19 1:00 PM

My friend and I did the Wine and Cheese experience. Great day! Tour of the winery followed by wine and cheese pairing. Lots of great information - and good wine! Thanks to Sue for leading us through the afternoon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janet I. Member Since 2/7/2019My BFF
Dessert Wines Of The World- Tuesday, Feb 12th- 6pm on 2/12/19 6:00 PM

This was the first class we've attended at Testarossa and it exceeded my expectations! The knowledge of the teachers is what impressed me most. The pairings were also fabulous! I heard from someone I met there that the classes don't usually do pairings. I would highly encourage more of this. When we first arrived, the room was incredibly cold, which impacted our enjoyment

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
John C. Member Since 7/15/2017My BFF
Dessert Wines Of The World And Their Pairings on 2/12/19 6:00 PM

We attended a Testarossa University class that was outstanding. The tasting were brilliantly selected and we learned so much about the tastings, the grapes the regions what to pair. Very well done

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael T. Member Since 3/2/2017My BFF
Winter Club Soirée- Sunday, Feb. 10th- 2pm on 2/10/19 2:00 PM

Good food and wine. Would have liked more and maybe more of aprogramtalku g about the wine and food pairings.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Richard & Susan R. Member Since 1/30/2019My BFF
Winter Club Soirée- Sunday, Feb. 10th- 2pm on 2/10/19 2:00 PM

All was very good. Only thing both my wife and I think could be improved is to turn down the music. It is an event intended for people to meet and chat with others. This is difficult when the music is so loud.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Tina V. Member Since 5/24/2012My BFF
Winter Club Soirée on 2/10/19 2:00 PM

The Winter Wine Soiree was outstanding. The wine and food pairings were exceptional. Met very nice folks who shared our love of food, wine and travel. Testarossa should continue with seasonal wine soirees. Everyone of your staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan H. Member Since 11/20/2014My BFF
Winter Club Soirée on 2/10/19 2:00 PM

We had a great time. Always greats events at Testarossa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Melanie B. Member Since 3/27/2013My Parents
Wine Basics- Tuesday, Feb. 5th- 6pm on 2/05/19 6:00 PM

I really enjoyed the basic wine session. The reception in the beginning was a nice touch and the session itself was really educational. I certainly learned quite a bit for being a beginner and wanting to get into the wine business. Loved that all questions were answered and none were considered “silly” questions :) I would definitely recommend this class to friends and family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jerry A. Member Since 5/30/2017My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 1/27/19 2:00 PM

Fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tony P. Member Since 4/18/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 12/28/18 1:00 PM

Beautiful venue, well maintained; outstanding host. Belinda made our experience very memorable. She was fun, knowledgeable, & very personable. Along with tasting some great wines, she made our day. She is a very charming woman & a real credit to your organization. She led us on one of the best wine tours & tastings, ever! Thank you Belinda. Well done, TestaRossa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lars R. Member Since 4/12/2018My BFF
Niclaire Pinot Noir Vertical Tasting on 11/24/18 1:00 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Berdi O. Member Since 10/22/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 11/15/18 1:00 PM

Testarossa is in a lovely setting and has an interesting historic background since it originally was a novitiate winery. Our tour of the winery and salon style tasting of five wines paired with cheeses was informative and the selections were delicious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bonnie S. Member Since 10/2/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 11/03/18 2:00 PM

It was a beautiful fall day at Testarossa ; we enjoyed the tour and the wine and cheese afterwards. It was a little bit hard to hear our tour guide, but he was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time and having only 12 on the tour was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bradford H. Member Since 7/17/2018My Parents
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 10/28/18 2:00 PM

Intimate experience with a small group and knowledge of the history of the winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael B. Member Since 4/13/2018Evil Stepmother
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 10/18/18 3:00 PM

It was interesting, educational and a lot of fun. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the making of wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gerald F. Member Since 9/4/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 10/20/18 2:00 PM

Even though we have been to Testarossa for Santa Clara and Jesuit functions, we learned more about the history and people. Wine and cheese was a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert A. Member Since 9/7/2018My Frenemy
Salon Wine Tasting (Los Gatos) on 10/07/18 1:30 PM

Rob Jensen, longtime friend, set up an amazing tasting for myself and family/friends. Our host, Michael, was wonderful. We had the top tasting room in the entire winery, and I felt like a million...no ten million bucks!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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