Testarossa Winery

Los Gatos, CA

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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
  • Special Event
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vertical Tasting
  • Wine and Cheese
  • Wine Education
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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
Jenny W. Member Since 3/31/2019Evil Stepmother
All About Rosé!, Tues, May 14th @ 6pm on 5/14/19 6:00 PM

It was disappointing compared to my other numerous Testarossa experiences. Food was excellent. Presentation was not well planned or executed. We were asked to arrive 15 mins early to check in, but no one was ready. The actual presentation started 30 mins after the start time which would have been fine if we had known in advance. Not up to the usual excellent Testarossa Experience.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carl and Leslie C. Member Since 12/20/2016My BFF
All About Rosé!, Tues, May 14th @ 6pm on 5/14/19 6:00 PM

As always, the course content was superb. It engaged my wife and I without confusing us. We learned and we had fun in the process. The instructor Bob Zamora and his assistant Sue were excellent at presenting the information and fielding the questions. The wines they selected helped to reinforce the course material. The facility and the food were excellent. Everyone enjoyed the entire experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alyssa R. Member Since 4/1/2019My Parents
Testarossa Experience Tour (Los Gatos) on 4/20/19 4:00 PM

Testarossa is such a beautiful winery and our tour guide Kris was absolutely sweet. She gave us a lot of info on history of the place and even got us to sign up to be a member! The wine also was very good! You won’t be disappointed if you come here for wine. Can’t wait to come back as a member and for the relaxing atmosphere!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
ted C. Member Since 4/6/2019My BFF
Testarossa Experience Tour (Los Gatos) on 4/07/19 12:00 PM

Had a great tour with Michael, he offered a very real honest experience, which I really appreciate as a Midwestern guy

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Caron R. Member Since 10/19/2015My BFF
Tastes of Testarossa Food & Wine Pairing (LG) on 4/06/19 2:00 PM

Our histess/guide was amazing and we would recommend this to anyone!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer C. Member Since 3/26/2019My BFF
Tastes of Testarossa Food & Wine Pairing (LG) on 4/06/19 11:30 AM

We had such a wonderful experience at the Testarossa Winery doing the wine tasting food pairing. The wine was great and the food was delicious and our guide was wonderful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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