Picchetti Winery in Cupertino is a great place to visit if you have a free afternoon in Silicon Valley. Nestled in the Cupertino hills, this winery is an undiscovered treasure outside of San Jose surrounded by hiking trails. The winery is out of public transportation routes, but only a short drive from Cupertino and Mountain View off Highway 280. It offers wine tasting, live music on weekends, a picnic area, and beautiful scenic hikes.
The Cupertino Tasting Room at the Picchetti Winery is open daily from 11am to 5pm for wine tasting. You can taste five of the winery’s unique wines for $5. Further, if you happen to buy a bottle, the tasting fee is refundable. The Tasting Room date back to 1896, and is a small, charming brick building. Private tastings are available for $30 a person with tax. There is also a 10% discount on all wine purchases during the tasting. Managers will guide you through the history of Picchetti and its wine, as well as provide a tour of the wine making facilities.
Wines available for tasting vary according to season and availability. The dessert wine Reserve Angelica and Port is highly recommended to accompany chocolate and sweets. The winery also has its own Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Teroldego, Carbernet Sauvignon and Super Tuscan. Wine bottle prices vary from $20-$40.
Frequent visitors to the winery and wine aficionados can join the Picchetti Wine Club for previews of current, upcoming and special releases of Picchetti wines. Quarterly shipments are sent out with two bottles of Picchetti wine at 15% off, an informative newsletter on the wine and food pairings, and a special gift. The shipments range in price from $60-$75. With membership, you also receive new releases, limited access wines, private invites to winery events, case specials and no membership fees.
Visit Picchetti Winery today for a fun afternoon in Silicon Valley with history, wine, and nature! The address is 13100 Montebello Road in Cupertino, California.