Sarah's Vineyard is one of Silicon Valley's favorite wine tasting destinations. Located west of Gilroy in the historic, rural Hecker Pass district, S.V. is just minutes from San Jose.
The Sarah's Vineyard estate is a labor of love for proprietor / winegrower Tim Slater. The property occupies 18 acres in the cool climate "Mt. Madonna " district of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains range. Here in historic Hecker Pass, chilling winds and fog off nearby Monterey Bay mitigate the sunny daytime temperatures and extend hang time. Perfect conditions for growing world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and the classic Rhone varietals thrive here as well.
We are pioneers of the Santa Clara Valley who are committed to perpetuating the “music of the vineyard” in our wines, as coined by our original owner. Today, we pride ourselves in using science and technology with the least chemical intervention possible to create the best cool climate wines from our special pocket of terroir, while also experimenting with the Rhone varietals for which our valley is well known.