Welcome to the Tasting Room at Testarossa Winery. Housed in the caves and cellars of the historic Novitiate Winery, Testarossa offers a lively and welcoming atmosphere for sampling some of California’s most sought-after Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Our staff excels at making you feel welcome, whether you’re a first time visitor or one of our Club Testarossa members. The setting is beautiful; the wines sensational. Join us to discover Silicon Valley’s best wine experience as voted by the readers of the San Jose Mercury News.
Also, a reminder to please be mindful that we are located in a residential neighborhood and to drive no faster than 20mph on College Avenue, surrounding streets and the winery premises.
Our main Tasting Room will close at 4:00pm for the following dates due to weddings: Saturday, August 13th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Cellar 7, our second Tasting Room, will remain open for tastings until 5:00pm.
Our historic Tasting Room is open every day from 11am to 5pm. We are only closed three days a year - Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. We offer two different tasting programs in our Tasting Room. The Cuvee Tasting is $10/person and features 4 wines. The Appellation/Single Vineyard Tasting is $20/person and features 5 single vineyard and appellation wines. As always, the tasting fee is refundable with wine purchase and Club Testarossa members always taste for free.
Wine Bar 107:
Testarossa's Wine Bar 107 Patio is open for Spring/Summer hours from Wednesdays through Sundays. Ancient sycamore trees and umbrellas shade the patio during the day and there are heaters and fire pits for those cool nights. We also have a new indoor location during inclement weather, so there are cozy places to relax come rain or come shine. Gourmet plates of artisan cheeses and cured meats are available, as well as wine by the glass or bottle. There is live music every Thursday and Friday evenings beginning at 5:30pm, as well as Saturdays at 2:30pm. Visit Wine Bar 107's website for more specific information.
Tour Testarossa's historic cellars and view the makings of a real working winery that has been continuously making wine since the late 19th Century. Guided tours begin in the Cave at the entrance to the Tasting Room and proceed through the cellars.Tours are part of the Artisan Wine and Cheese Experience which concludes with a private, salon-style tasting of five Testarossa wines paired to four selections of artisan cheeses. The Artisan Wine and Cheese Experience is offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm and is limited to 12 people per tour. Reservations can be made online here.
Reservations for groups of 10 to 25 people are required. With your reservation you will have a reserved area of our tasting bar solely for your group lead by a dedicated Testarossa Ambassador to guide your party through the winery history and our acclaimed wines. The cost for a group tasting is $25 per person, non-refundable, for the guest count of the reservation. Each guest is given a $10 credit towards the purchase of a bottle of wine. Each person who signs up for the Club Testarossa Wine Club will receive a 25% discount for the day that can be used in the Tasting Room and Wine Bar 107. Exisiting Wine Club Members may use their current discount level for their entire party. Group reservations are accepted from 11am-3:00pm daily. To make a reservation for your group call us at 408-354-6150 x31 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The picnic area will be closed to the public during the following dates/times due to private events: Sunday, August 28th at 11am, Saturday, September 10th at 2:30pm; Saturday, September 17th at 2:30pm; Sunday, October 2nd at 2:30pm; Saturday, October 8th at 2:30pm; Saturday, October 15th at 2:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
You are welcome to enjoy a picnic on our patio providing there is not a private event in progress. Picnic tables are available on a first come/first served basis. There is no outside food allowed in Wine Bar 107. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed anywhere on the grounds. (you will just be disappointed!). More info