Walk with the Winemaker - monthly
First Saturday of the month, 11 am, we offer an in-depth, winemaker-guided tour of our vineyards and winery followed by a tasting of our wines. The tour is free, but please limit your group to 8. If you have more, please consider a group tour. Reservations are required.
During the week, we happy to explain what (if anything) what is happening. If we are not working in the cellar (and our wine spends most of its time peacefully resting in our French oak barrels), you are welcome to walk around, then join us for wine tasting.
Eco-tours - quarterly
Join our Docent, Ramblin' Bill, on a fun, casual and up-close hike through Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards and the adjoining Mid-Peninsula Open Space. This is a great opportunity to see spectacular scenery while learning about sustainable winegrowing practices. Bill’s tours wind through the estate’s distinct eco-systems, each one uniquely contributing to the process of sustainable winegrowing as well as preserving balance in the larger area. This moderate hike starts at 10 and lasts approximately two hours.
Bill has been fascinated with ecology for many years. He has a passion for hiking and has logged many miles on trails throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
Wear comfortable footwear and bring sunscreen and water, especially on hot days. You might consider leaving a cooler with picnic stuff in your car.
Special Group tours
Our in-depth, winemaker-guided tour followed by wine tasting is available by special arrangement. Tours are subject to availability and reservations should be requested at least 72 hours in advance.
Please use the comments section to convey any special information we need, e.g., description of your group, timing, etc.,
Bottling tour - July 29 & 30, 2015
We use a mobile bottling line that will be here for two days. So you can learn about the process, we conduct 15-20 minute tours at 11 and 2 each day and conclude in the tasting room.
No charge, but reservations are required as space is limited. Please advise your 1st and 2nd choice (if any) for a tour time. This is up close observation, but you're not actually working the bottling line.