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Wine Tour: Exploring Some of Santa Clara's Best Wineries

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California wines have a long-standing reputation of excellence that range from the smallest wineries to some of the biggest names in wine, and one of the most stunning regions of the state is in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Santa Clara. The soil and climate of the area are ideal for producing some of California’s most notable reds, including an abundance of Cabernet Sauvignons that stand up beautifully to the delicious assortment of grilled steaks and seafood at Birk’s Restaurant. Our wine list is a showcase of local wines from the Santa Cruz Mountain region with bottles from wineries like those below.

The Mountain Winery: Started in 1978 by Paul Mason, The Mountain Winery continues a tradition of French Wines in the California mountains. Through the years, Paul’s background of winemaking in Burgundy along with a later-in-life passion for Champagne has allowed The Mountain Winery to produce some award winning wines that gained recognition among American and French wine lovers alike.

Storrs Winery: An excellent example of the small, family owned winery in Santa Clara, Storrs Winery has a dedicated following of fans who enjoy the unique handcrafted wines from its vineyards. The winery has also gained attention as new innovations like solar power are incorporated into its wine production.

Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards: Known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay because of its strategic placement in the cool environment of the Skyline Ridge, Thomas Fogarty Winery embodies the spirit of Burgundy in the rich soil of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The first grapes of the winery were produced in 1978 by surgeon and inventor, Thomas Fogarty, and history has been made ever since.

Explore these and more respected Santa Clara Wineries alongside delicious steakhouse cuisine at Birk’s Restaurant. Our award-winning wine list offers a wonderful showcase of the best wines of California expertly selected to match the gourmet foods of our menu. Make a reservation to indulge for yourself by visiting our website or calling us at (408) 980-6400.


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