16525 Condit Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Phone: (408) 779-0447
Fax: (408) 778-7170
You will feel as though you are in 19th-century Italy at this award-winning winery. It is located in Morgan Hill, just a scenic 30-minute drive from San Jose. The winery's outstanding selection of vintages includes Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, Merlot and White Riesling. Tours are available and the Wine Shop is open seven days a week. Tours are conducted by knowledgeable and witty guides and are highly recommended. Wine connoisseurs can also join their Wine Club for special offers and tasting sessions. This winery is blessed with warm sunshine, a pleasant weather and natural beauty, typical of Californian countryside; it can be hired for private functions and weddings.
Anderson Reservoir, often called Anderson Lake, is an artificial lake just about 3.6 miles (5 kilometers) from Morgan Hill, CA, and is located next to the Coyote Creek. Made in 1950, Anderson Lake covers about 1,250 acres (505.86 hectares), making it the largest man-made reservoir in Santa Clara County. Named for the Leroy Anderson Dam that is associated with it, the lake forms the centerpiece of the Anderson Lake County Park which offers a variety of activities for local picnickers and visitors. There are several water-related recreational activities available, such as jet skiing and fishing.
The man-made Coyote Lake, often called Coyote Reservoir, is located 12 miles (19.32 kilometers) from downtown Gilroy, CA. One of the most popular tourist draws in town, the lake offers a wide range of water-related activities such as fishing, boating, water-skiing, and kayaking. Coyote Lake also forms the centerpiece of the Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park. The area features many picnic and BBQ areas where your group can relax and soak the California sun. There are also campsites located nearby.
A historic winery with vineyards planted on the slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains that produces premium, quality wines in an old European manner combined with American technology. The tasting room is open daily from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Tours are offered and picnic facilities are available.
One of the largest state parks in California, Henry W. Coe State Park is located 35 miles (56.32 kilometers) from San Jose, and about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) from downtown Morgan Hill. Established in 1959, the park covers a huge, lush area 89,160 acres (36,082 hectares). The place also incorporates a huge wilderness area and is, thus, home to a plethora of unique flora and fauna. Apart from animal and bird spotting and plenty of photo opportunities, Henry W. Coe State Park also offers outdoor fun activities like hiking, biking, and camping.
This beautiful and culturally significant four acre park was the site of Ohlone Indian villages for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the Spanish missionaries.
See these amazing eight feet tall, 400 pound birds that scientists say are the closest living thing today to a dinosaur. This unique ranch also features Belted Galloway cattle from Scotland and pet miniature Sicilian donkeys. USDA ostrich meat is available for sale.
Frank Norris Cabin, also called the Redwood Retreat belonged to the famous writer, Frank Norris. The progressive, American novelist purchased this property in 1902, which was unfortunately, the year he passed away. His fans and friends have raised a small monument near the retreat which was registered in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
This 16 acre winery produces 6,000 cases of quality wines each year and it features a spacious wine tasting room filled with artwork by local artists. Guided tours are available by appointment only. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A small, nine acre estate vineyard that produces 2,000 cases of quality wines annually. Tasting is available on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
Spina Farms, is one place where you can get corns, tomatoes and any other vegetable as fresh as it can be. See the vegetables being cultivated so you know where exactly they come from and how they are handled. Vegetables that are green, corn that looks healthy and tomatoes that are red and fresh, these are hard to find after they undergo packaging and transportations. But at Spina Farm, freshness is the key word.
Established in 1970, this winery produces 16 different varieties of wines, particularly premium red wines including Cabernet Sauvignon and Charmono. The tasting room offers samples of fine quality wines plus gifts and glassware. The winery also features an Italian deli and has picnic facilities, as well as areas for entertaining.