Testarossa Winery

Los Gatos, CA

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    Come experience Testarossa's historic cellars and tour behind the scenes of our working winery, which has continuously produced wines since the late 19th Century. Guided tours begin in the Cave, at the entrance to the Tasting Room, and proceed through the wine cellars while enjoying 4 of our critically acclaimed wines. Capacity is limited and participants must be 21 or older. Reservations can be made online here.

    • Duration: 1 Hour
      Location: Testarossa Winery
    • Fee: $30.00 Per Person, plus tax
      Group Size: 1 - 12 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

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John & Genevieve C. Member Since 7/15/2017My BFF
TU- Bordeaux Varietal Tasting- 11/12 at 6pm on 11/12/19 6:00 PM

Wow - we attended the Testarossa University class where we had the opportunity to taste each of the varietals on their own that will compose next years Bordeaux style blend and compare to this years release. Incredible experience! I can not wait to try the final product. The "cave" we met in was perfect. Bob, Sue were great educators and extra bonus of having Kady from the winemaking team join

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maggie H. Member Since 10/4/2019My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 10/31/19 1:00 PM

We had a company Halloween event at Testarossa, we all had a fabulous time on the wine tour & the wine cheese pairing was fabulous. A big thanks to Sue who took great care of us!!!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bill & Debbie T. Member Since 6/22/2018My BFF
TU- Rosella's Vyd Pinot Horizontal 10/29 at 6pm on 10/29/19 6:00 PM

We attended a horizontal Rosella Vineyard Testarossa University class. It was wonderful. Bob always provides great information for each class. this one was particularly fun tasting how different wine makers blend the same grapes. It was an amazing comparison with Testarossa coming out in front. Bill Brosseau is a wine genius!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tina V. Member Since 5/24/2012My BFF
TU- Wine Basics 10/22 at 6pm on 10/22/19 6:00 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed Wine Basics class. Bob was very thorough and answered everyone’s questions. Picked up lots of wine facts!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara W. Member Since 10/21/2019My BFF
TU- Wine Basics 10/22 at 6pm on 10/22/19 6:00 PM

The teacher (Bob?) was great, fun to listen to, and the presentation didn't feel overwhelming, plus the wines were great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul M. Member Since 9/9/2019My BFF
Harvest Experience 2019 on 10/19/19 11:00 AM

Attended a two hour trip around the workings of the winery Harvesting, stirred the grapes crushed the grapes and sampled the young-ready to bottle wine followed by more wine tasting and an excellent hot lunch Well done to the staff of Testarossa Winery

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
JJ & Tiffany D. Member Since 9/11/2019My Parents
Harvest Experience 2019 on 10/12/19 11:00 AM

The overall experience could have been improved in several ways. Upon check in on the patio, maybe a small snack and glass of wine on arrival. There was a ton of noise which took away from the experience. would have been nice too see more of the property. The grounds are really nice could have done the experience on the patio. confusion on the time frame 11am-1pm or 2pm... Food was great

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Barbara K. Member Since 12/2/2018My BFF
Cortada Alta Vineyard Grower Luncheon on 10/06/19 11:30 AM

We attended the Cortada Alta Vineyard Growers Luncheon. The four of us totally enjoyed our experience. Once again the team at Testarossa did an amazing job! Food and wine were wonderful.....as always. We are looking forward to another event.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan H. Member Since 1/5/2018My BFF
Harvest Experience 2019 on 10/05/19 11:00 AM

The Harvest Experience was fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joanne F. Member Since 11/1/2017My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 9/21/19 2:00 PM

Sue was our guide and was very welcoming, knowledgeable, and relaxed. She never made us feel rushed. Highly recommend the tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave L. Member Since 7/3/2019My BFF
TU- Burgundy vs. California- 9/10 & 9/15 on 9/15/19 1:00 PM

Very good wines and knowledgeable speaker. Good food too. Enjoyed it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Barbara K. Member Since 12/2/2018My BFF
Chef Nadiv Geiger's Farm-to-Table Dinner on 9/13/19 6:30 PM

The Farm-to-Table dinner was a huge success. The table was beautiful with all the lovely flowers and veggies going down the center. Chef Nadiv didn't disappoint. The food was wonderful....with the largest veal chop I have ever seen....and of course the wines....all were sublime. Can't wait for the next one! Kudos to everyone involved!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John C. Member Since 7/15/2017My BFF
Chef Nadiv Geiger's Farm-to-Table Dinner on 9/13/19 6:30 PM

Great place to visit. Pleasant evening great food

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl C. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
TU- Burgundy vs. California- 9/10 & 9/15 on 9/10/19 6:00 PM

I attended the Burgundy vs California Testarossa University course and had a great time. I met a couple of new people and enjoyed the very informative presentation. The banter from the students combined with the instructor's comments made for a excellent wine appreciation experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Albert D. Member Since 10/18/2018My Boss
TU- Burgundy vs. California- 9/10 & 9/15 on 9/10/19 6:00 PM

Lovely location. The architecture of the building is fantastic. We look forward to more visits.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sabine A. Member Since 5/7/2019My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 9/05/19 1:00 PM

Sue Ryan greeted us as we entered the winery and was very accommodating when one of our guests had trouble navigating the many stairs. We watched the Testarossa video and then toured the winery. Sue really knows her stuff! The entire tour was really interesting - I had been to the Wine and Cheese experience before but I learned even more this time. The wine and cheese pairings were wonderful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John & Genevieve C. Member Since 7/15/2017My BFF
TU- Rincon Vineyard Horizontal- 8/27 & 9/1 on 9/01/19 1:00 PM

The Testarossa University is a hands on (taste) way to learn about why wines are different - our class was very interactive with sharing of viewpoints by the participants as well as the Testarossa staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl & Leslie C. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
TU: SLH: Past, Present and Future- 9/3 & 9/8 on 9/03/19 6:00 PM

My wife, a friend and I attended the SLH focused course and loved it! It was great getting to know the AVA better with "Professor Bob" as our tour guide. Bob gave out lots of info while Belinda made sure everything went off without a hitch and we were comfortable and well fed. The other members of the class added their informative insights as well. We look forward to the bringing more friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tim A. Member Since 3/30/2018My BFF
TU: SLH: Past, Present and Future- 9/3 & 9/8 on 9/03/19 6:00 PM

I go to Testarossa regularly, and enjoy having a glass of wine listening to music at the wine bar with friends. The wine is excellent. One of the best ways to enjoy Testarossa is to go on days that Wine Bar 107 is having live music by arriving early to first taste in the Tasting Room then go to Wine Bar.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tina C. Member Since 6/18/2014My BFF
TU: SLH: Past, Present and Future- 9/3 & 9/8 on 9/03/19 6:00 PM

Class was amazing. The knowledge Bob has and shared was amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathleen & Terry P. Member Since 7/18/2019My BFF
Riedel Paired Glassware Seminar- Tues, Aug. 6th on 8/06/19 6:00 PM

My husband and I were astounded by how much the shape and quality of each wine glass really does affect the quality of the taste of each varietal wine! The presenter was incredibly knowledgeable as well as approachable. We recommend very highly this class. In fact, we would like to take it again to glean even more information!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl & Leslie C. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
TU- Rincon Vineyard Horizontal- 8/27 & 9/1 on 8/27/19 6:00 PM

The course was fun and informative and the hospitality peerless. Great Instructor and instructor's aide.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl C. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
TU- 2013 vs 2014 Vintage Tasting- 8/20 & 8/25 on 8/25/19 1:00 PM

This most recent Testarossa University course was another in a long line of amazing educational opportunities. Instructor Bob Zamora led the group through a fun and informative tasting. The interaction of the students is very helpful in creating a better understanding and appreciation of wine as well. Belinda is a terrific host and she did a wonderful job of insuring we were well taken care of.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara K. Member Since 12/2/2018My BFF
Platinum Party on 8/18/19 12:30 PM

The staff at Testarossa is the best. So extremely helpful and pleasant. They always go out of their way to make sure your experience is a memorable one. That said, of course, Testarossa wines are among our favorites. The food has always been top notch whenever we've attended an event. Kudos to the chef!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ronita O. Member Since 4/3/2019My BFF
Platinum Party on 8/18/19 12:30 PM

Good wine , beautiful view , good food and good company

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl & Leslie C. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
TU- Pisoni Vertical- 8/13 & 8/18 on 8/13/19 6:00 PM

Once again the course was very informative and instructor Bob did a fabulous job of providing information, fielding questions and keeping the discussion light and entertaining. Sue was a wonderful host as well. She insured that we had everything we needed, we were comfortable and she supported Bob's presentation beautifully. Another top notch job.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Allen & Myra F. Member Since 5/29/2014My BFF
TU- Pisoni Vertical- 8/13 & 8/18 on 8/13/19 6:00 PM

Always welcoming A lovely tasting experience and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful Always a joy to go to Testarossa. You k o

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John & Genevieve C. Member Since 7/15/2017My BFF
TU- Pisoni Vertical- 8/13 & 8/18 on 8/13/19 6:00 PM

Incredible experience being able to taste 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 Testarossa Pisoni Pinot Noir - this is one of our favorites and this selection was a special treat and reminded us how great this wine and winery is. No where else have we been offered an opportunity like this.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe S. Member Since 3/14/2019My Parents
Riedel Paired Glassware Seminar- Tues, Aug. 6th on 8/06/19 6:00 PM

Very nice wines and fascinating historical facility.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dolly G. Member Since 7/12/2018My BFF
Riedel Paired Glassware Seminar- Tues, Aug. 6th on 8/06/19 6:00 PM

As usual, fantastic

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathy S. Member Since 6/6/2018My BFF
TU- Wine Basics- 7/30 & 8/4 on 8/04/19 1:00 PM

Educational and fun! The instructor was informative, and answered all our questions. The only negative was the class was too big that it became noisy and difficult to hear the instructor.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Clare S. Member Since 7/21/2019My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 7/27/19 2:00 PM

Give yourself plenty of time to drive here because there is a lot of traffic, especially if it’s a sunny summer day and the roads are jammed with beachgoers to santa cruz. It took us 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive from san jose - 12 miles.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Britney P. Member Since 7/17/2019My BFF
Testarossa Experience Tour (Los Gatos) on 7/27/19 12:30 PM

We had a wonderful experience at this winery! Our group was the only ones on our tour and we had a great tour guide who went above and beyond to provide a good experience and answered all questions. We also enjoyed getting a snack at the Wine Bar after our tour. All around wonderful experience!

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
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