|Address:||13100 Montebello Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA|
|Working:||11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM 11AM–5PM|
The winery grounds are quite pretty, and they have chickens and a peacock. However, the wine here is just bad. Most of the wines are just acidic without much other flavor. One of the wines, the zinfandel, smelled strongly of nail polish remover. If you use oak barrels for too many years, the oak barrels start to build up ethyl acetate which smells like nail polish remover. This is probably what happened to Picchetti. I think it shows a lack of product integrity to not dump wine that you find out smells like nail polish remover. The one thing that they made that I think is actually worthy buying was the apéritif which had a nice refreshing flavor. Also, the wines here are fairly expensive and they gave extremely frugal pours during the tasting.
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Such a fan of this place - I take all my out-of-town visitors here, and have been telling all my local friends about it too. Beautiful grounds to picnic - and usually an appearance from a peacock or two! Im in no way a wine snob, so I cant really vouch for the quality - but I appreciate that I still feel totally welcome and comfortable here, which I cant say for a lot of places in Napa. The staff is SO friendly and accommodating, and does a great job of helping you figure out what youll like. But I go here a lot just to take advantage of the OpenSpace park all around - hiking, photographing, picnicking, taking in the beautiful views of the valley, etc. Great place to spend a day.
Great wine and a perfect way to spend the day. Fantastic date spot as well. There is an ample selection of solid wines here. I personally love their Petite Sirah and Red Pavone the most out of my tasting flight selection but I truly believe there is something for everyone here. At just $10 for 5 tastings and with credit towards a purchase, it is hard to find a better set up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I also love the picnic tables outside to chill at or to enjoy a meal. There are also some easy trails just outside the tasting room for a relaxing stroll. When there isnt a drought, there is a pond not too far up but it is currenty completely dried out.
Protip: Burn your caloric guilt by parking in the Cooley picnic area off of Stevens Creek Canyon Road and hiking 2.5 miles of switchbacks on the Zinfandel Trail to the winery. Youll enjoy great views of the Bay and chaparral covered terrain. Once you arrive, youll see a picnic area and a rustic barn that houses the Pichetti Winery tasting room (elk chandeliers adorn the interiors rafters). For $10, you get your choice of 5 tastes from a list of about 10 varieties. My favorites were the petite syrah and 2011 vintage port. The hike back to our car was a lot faster (downhill). This is a great day trip that mixes wine and the outdoors!
I felt kind of rushed since they were closing so I don’t feel like I enjoyed it that much as I could have. Their tasting is also in a little cabin looking place and it was super hot inside! The tasting is fairly cheap and we got 3 flights to share so we can pretty much try one of each of the wines. I remembered that most of them were pretty good. I liked the sweet ones. The wine pourer (I have no idea what they’re called) we super friendly and knowledgeable about the wines and the area. Overall, not my best tasting experience, but that was partly our fault. It was still decent though.
In A Nutshell: -Pichetti Winery is a local South Bay secret. Why drive up to Napa when you have a backyard winery like Pichetti? -The wine here is very good and if you become a club member you get some really great deals. -The property has plenty of parking, a welcoming country style feel, highly knowledgeable staff (shout out to Smiley) and some great wine selections. Overall, you should come and take a short trip to Pichetti, theres a lot of history at this winery and you can take it all in w/ some excellent wine tastings.
This winery is nice for picnics and special events. Ive been there twice, once to shoot engagement photos and once with girlfriends for a picnic. Both times my visit was pleasant. The wine is good, nothing too fancy. The people pouring are always accommodating and gracious. Definitely a place to check out during the Spring and Summer months.
One of my favorite vineyards. The wine is great, the staff are super friendly, and the atmosphere is very laid back. Such a nice break from some of the other hyper touristy places in the area. The tasting room is in an old barn with quirky chandeliers made out of antlers. Always fun to try to hunt down the resident peacock for a photo op.
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Beautiful setting, great wines. Lots of history, "new" owners commitment to tradition and quality really shows in their wines at this 100+ year old winery. Passionate staff (Tom from Chicago) truly help guide you through their offerings and round out a great experience! You dont have to go to Napa/Sonoma to experience great CA wine.
Awesome spot in South Bay for some wine tasting. You dont have to go all the way up to Napa! The wine tasting is only $10 and you taste like 5 wines. If youre here early enough, snag a table outside or bring a blanket for a picnic. You can buy a bottle of wine and enjoy with friends and family (bring your own food/snacks).
Worth the drive. As someone else posted, it is great to hike the ziphendale trail or take bear meadow trail up to the winery. The people who work there are very knowledgeable. Wines are a little pricy but the tastings are reasonable. I ended up buying wine...it was very tasty. Small vinyard wines.
I was here for a private event in the evening. The venue is quite nice for a group of 30 or so of your closest friends. They dont provide food, but are very helpful with setting up. Their red blend and zinfandel were both quite good. I was also impressed with their chardonnay.
Very nice place to spend an afternoon, quite crowded on the weekends so dont be disappointed if you cannot find an available picnic table. Great service in the tasting room. Very close to the Silicon Valley so no need to drive to Sonoma or Napa for a wine tasing.
Good wines but not as outstanding as Ridge Winerys (up Monte Bello road). Also the tasting fee ($10) is steep. And the place is nowhere as beautiful as Ridge: way more rustic and tucked low in the valley. Still worth a visit if you are in the area.
Sept 2014 - Reasonably priced wine tasting. We had a group of 10 so the one staff behind the counter was a little overwhelmed. It took us a long time to get through 5 different wines. I like the reds but not the Port wine.
Impeccable wine! Rustic setting with personable and knowledgeable staff completing the tastings (would have guessed them as wine making staff/finishers). Worth every second of my time and ever penny spent!
We are members of this winery. Membership is free and yields great benefits for tastings. The wine is delicious and the grounds always make for a nice weekend picnic.
Beautiful place, nice wines and friendly helpful staff! One of the few Valley wineries which is open during weekdays. Awesome surroundings! Highly recommended!