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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

  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Sensory Experience
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vertical Tasting
  • Wine and Cheese
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bonnie S. Member Since 10/2/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 11/03/18 2:00 PM

It was a beautiful fall day at Testarossa ; we enjoyed the tour and the wine and cheese afterwards. It was a little bit hard to hear our tour guide, but he was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time and having only 12 on the tour was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bradford H. Member Since 7/17/2018My Parents
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 10/28/18 2:00 PM

Intimate experience with a small group and knowledge of the history of the winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael B. Member Since 4/13/2018Evil Stepmother
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 10/18/18 3:00 PM

It was interesting, educational and a lot of fun. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the making of wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gerald F. Member Since 9/4/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 10/20/18 2:00 PM

Even though we have been to Testarossa for Santa Clara and Jesuit functions, we learned more about the history and people. Wine and cheese was a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert A. Member Since 9/7/2018My Frenemy
Salon Wine Tasting (Los Gatos) on 10/07/18 1:30 PM

Rob Jensen, longtime friend, set up an amazing tasting for myself and family/friends. Our host, Michael, was wonderful. We had the top tasting room in the entire winery, and I felt like a million...no ten million bucks!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terry and Linda O. Member Since 4/27/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 10/05/18 1:00 PM

We’ve been members at Testarossa for a number of years. We are always made to feel welcome when we are there. Every Testarossa employee that we have met has been a pleasure. In this particular visit, we did the wine and cheese experience which included a tour of the facility. Michael did a great job as our host. And as usual Ryan went above & beyond to make sure we were taken care of.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brett S. Member Since 9/10/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 9/29/18 2:00 PM

We came with on a double with our friends to experience the wine wine and cheese pairing. We've only recently started looking into local wineries, as we typically travel to Napa instead, but were pleasantly surprised with our visit. The wine was good, the service excellent, and the grounds quite picturesque and filled with Los Gatos history. Recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marlene B. Member Since 9/27/2018My BFF
Testarossa Experience Tour (Los Gatos) on 9/29/18 12:00 PM

Beautiful setting for tasting quality wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glenn D. Member Since 7/31/2018My Boss
Salon Wine Tasting (Los Gatos) on 9/01/18 1:30 PM

My experience at Testarossa is always loads of fun. This time around was a salon taste with Belinda. The party that was with me was enamored and loved the presentation and the history of the property. Belinda was awesome, very knowledgeable and super friendly. We are truly blessed to have such great people there at Testarossa that treat us like family. Kudo's to Belinda and the entire staff! Glenn

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Douglas R. Member Since 8/18/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 8/19/18 2:00 PM

The tour, the guide (Michael), all the wines, and all the cheeses were great. I loved learning more about the buildings and the wine making process.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jo Ann W. Member Since 8/9/2018My Frenemy
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 8/15/18 1:00 PM

Loved the whole experience...welcoming, knowledgeable staff, great ambiance, PET FRIENDLY. Advise doing the tour and wine and cheese pairing. Only caution is there are stairs, probably 15-20 steps, so be ready for it. Did not see evidence of an elevator.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heidi B. Member Since 8/9/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 8/11/18 2:00 PM

We were welcomed by Mickael with a glass and a historic view on the area. Since we moved a year ago we spend quite some time talking about the local background. Also the production line and barrel room was entertaining! Once we got to the wine and cheese we became good friends and the tasting was super!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Daniel O. Member Since 7/30/2018My Boss
Salon Wine Tasting (Los Gatos) on 8/05/18 11:30 AM

Overall I think Testarossa and the facility are second to none. The improvements over the years show Rob and Diana really care about their customers and products they produce.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marcia R. Member Since 7/24/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 8/03/18 1:00 PM

Michael was a knowledgeable and cordial host. We learned so much while enjoying the wonderful wines and delicious cheeses. This was truly a first-class experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael O. Member Since 7/17/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 7/29/18 11:30 AM

We booked a winery tour and wine and cheese tasting, and it was fabulous! Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable, courteous and entertaining, the tour was interesting, and the sit-down wine and cheese pairing tasting was lovely. Recommend it all to anyone!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Allison P. Member Since 7/18/2018My BFF
Testarossa Experience Tour (Los Gatos) on 7/28/18 12:00 PM

Everyone is extremely welcoming and accommodating. We got stuck in traffic and came late but they still let us jump on the tour. Wish the tour would have been a little more....it felt rushed.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Roxanne H. Member Since 7/21/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 7/26/18 1:00 PM

From the moment we entered the winery we were impressed by the ambiance and the service. We had a personalized tour of the winery while sampling a glass of rose. We then sampled 5 wines paired with cheeses plus a dessert wine. Even the tasting room staff was friendly, knowledgeable and courteous.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vivi F. Member Since 7/14/2018My BFF
Wine and Cheese Experience (Los Gatos) on 7/21/18 2:00 PM

Great ambiance bringing alive a piece of California history. Good wine and company and a short walk from Los Gatos makes this winery a convenient location for wine tasting or a small gathering

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debbie C. Member Since 5/8/2018My BFF
Los Gatos Wine and Cheese Experience on 7/08/18 11:30 AM

Testarossa is a first class winery with some of the best chardonnay’s and pinot’s I’ve ever tasted! I love the grounds and the outdoor wine bar featuring live music. It’s a great way to spend a warm summer evening.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roslyn A. Member Since 4/30/2018My BFF
Los Gatos Wine and Cheese Experience on 6/23/18 2:00 PM

Sue Ryan was fantastic and could of not asked for a better representative. We were impressed with her knowledge and history of the family and vineyard.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pamela A. Member Since 6/13/2018My Frenemy
Salon Wine Tasting (Los Gatos) on 6/17/18 1:30 PM

We did the Salon Tasting experience as an annual benefit of our Club membership. It was very nice, and we got to try some library wines (not available to the public). Our hostess and wine educator, Belinda, was very personable and we had a nice chat while we learned about the wines we were drinking. It was a busy day at the winery because it was Father's Day, but we had Belinda to ourselves.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Han T. Member Since 6/2/2018My BFF
Salon Wine Tasting (Los Gatos) on 6/03/18 1:30 PM

I took my boss and his family here and had such a wonderful experience. Very happy that they had upgraded us from Salon Wine Tasting to Wine and Cheese tasting for free (Initially we had bought the wine & cheese but the code did not go through for some reason so I had to improvise.) So I was very happy to hear that they had upgraded us. Michael was a wonderful tour guide and a great host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elena K. Member Since 5/24/2018My Boss
Los Gatos Salon Tasting on 5/26/18 1:30 PM

Beautiful experience with salon tasting. The host was really jovial and funny, the wines were outstanding, and the pours were huge!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia H. Member Since 5/10/2018My BFF
Los Gatos Wine and Cheese Experience on 5/23/18 1:00 PM

The winery is beautiful. It has a great history and lovely views. It's a nice place to have a glass of wine with a picnic basket of goodies.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
George S. Member Since 4/12/2018My BFF
JRS Terrace (JRS & Platinum Members Only) on 5/19/18 12:00 PM

I love going to Testarossa. I enjoy all of the tasting rooms as well at the Terrace! Thanks for having such great facilities!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard W. Member Since 4/14/2018My BFF
Los Gatos Salon Experience on 5/06/18 1:30 PM

Experienced their Salon tasting in a private room, on the floor above the tasting room. Enjoyed walking through the active cellars and the host was quite knowledgeable about the wines we tasted. Definitely recommend the Salon tasting if you have a demanding palette for their select wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shawna M. Member Since 4/10/2018My Parents
Los Gatos Wine and Cheese Experience on 5/05/18 2:00 PM

We had a small group tour with a cheese pairing at the end. Our guide was AMAZING and was super knowledgeable. I'm personally not a huge wine person and this was my first time at a winery. The grounds are beautiful and the history was so rich. I loved it. I would 100% come again and enjoy the appetizers.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bernardo N. Member Since 4/10/2018My Boss
Los Gatos Wine and Cheese Experience on 4/28/18 11:30 AM

Belinda our host was magnificent

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robyn & Rob L. Member Since 4/12/2018My BFF
Los Gatos Wine and Cheese Experience on 4/20/18 1:00 PM

We had a great time. The Wine & Cheese Experience was terrific. Afterward, we relaxed on the JRS Terrace, enjoyed snacks and more wine :) Always a great time, wonderful staff and relaxing atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
G J M. Member Since 3/22/2016My BFF
JRS Terrace on 4/15/18 11:30 AM

It is always a pleasure visiting the winery and especially the JRS Tasting Room. The service is first class and the wines, of course, are terrific. Sally and Jeff

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kamal M. Member Since 4/13/2018Evil Stepmother
JRS Terrace on 4/15/18 1:00 PM

The JRS Terrace at Testarossa is an extremely nice privilege for the JRS members. I like going up there to meet outer JRS members, some of whom have become good friends. One request: Bring back the bread and dips..

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Crystal H. Member Since 4/11/2018My BFF
Los Gatos Wine and Cheese Experience on 4/14/18 2:00 PM

Testarossa Winery was a great experience. I went with a group of my friends for my birthday and everyone had a wonderful time. The history and technical tour of the winery was very interesting, we learned a lot. The actual wine tasting was lovely with a private table to enjoy our cheese and wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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