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Top 25 wineries in the South Bay area

Photo of Loma Prieta Winery by Yelper Yum M.

The words “wine country” and California go hand in hand. But while most people tend to think of our neighbors up in the North Bay, the South Bay has its own bustling industry with well over 100 wineries. With a multitude of microclimates and different terrains, the South Bay serves as the perfect place for growing grapes and producing wine. Some of the most popular varietals at our local vineyards include pinot noir, chardonnay, and cabernet sauvignon. 

If those words have your ears buzzing and ready to plan your next weekend wine-outing, read on to find out who made our list of the top 25 wineries in the South Bay, according to Yelp data. 

  1. Coterie Cellars – San Jose
  2. MJA Vineyards – Santa Cruz
  3. Villa del Monte Winery – Los Gatos
  4. P and V Winery – Morgan Hill
  5. Miramar Vineyards – San Martin
  6. Hallcrest Vineyards – Felton
  7. La Vie Dansante Wines – Gilroy
  8. Calerrain Wines – Gilroy
  9. Travieso Winery – Campbell
  10. Big Dog Vineyards – Milpitas
  11. Beauregard Vineyards – Bonny Doon
  12. Kirigin Cellars – Gilroy
  13. Loma Prieta Winery – Los Gatos
  14. Wargin Wines – Soquel
  15. Gali Vineyards – Los Gatos
  16. Lightpost Winery – Morgan Hill
  17. Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery – Los Gatos
  18. Armitage Wines – Aptos
  19. Emilio Guglielmo Winery – Morgan Hill
  20. Fortino Winery – Gilroy
  21. Soquel Vineyards – Soquel
  22. Picchetti Winery – Cupertino
  23. EmmaLily Vineyards – Morgan Hill
  24. J Lohr Vineyards & Wines – San Jose
  25. R & W Vineyards – Cupertino

Big Dog Vineyards (Annie N.), Soquel Vineyards (Kevin L.), P and V Winery (Katie R.), Gali Vineyards.

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top 25 Wineries in the South Bay according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the wineries category on Yelp, that produced their own wine, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. This list looked at businesses in and around the South Bay area.  All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of July 27, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of July 27, 2022.