Martin Ranch Winery
Martin Ranch Winery is a family-owned and operated winery and vineyard located at the Southeastern tip of the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation just outside of Gilroy. For over 20 years, winemakers Dan and Thérèse Martin have been crafting exquisite award-winning wines which have accumulated international accolades, including rankings of 90 and 91 in Wine Enthusiast magazine. They each have separate labels, J.D. Hurley, Thérèse Vineyards, and the label they spent a decade refining together, the Chardonnay Soulmate.
The winery itself is a tiny piece of tranquility tucked into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, nestled across from a pine-covered ridge with occasion fog spilling over its side and a trickling creek at the bottom of the canyon. Once on the grounds of the vineyard, there is more to explore from the sweeping hillside of vines, the pond filled with bass, catfish, and bullfrogs to owner Thérèse's organic garden, and a swing set for those looking for some youthful fun. Bring a picnic or a good book and enjoy it alfresco in one of the many outdoor seating areas in the vineyard. It's a wonderful place to leave your worries behind to relax and enjoy the day.
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