According to the Santa Clara County Health Department, Fortino Winery is now allowed to open for table service!
Our open hours for reservations are Friday through Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm. 

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At this time, we will not be doing tastings. We will be selling wine by the flight, bottle, or by the glass. We will be offering a limited menu made by Gino Fortino as we get our feet under us while implementing all of the rules and regulations regarding Covid-19.

This weekend’s menu:
  • Charcuterie Plate – $18
  • Caprese Salad – $10
  • Paella Meal w/ Salad and Bread – $20
  • Apple Strudel – $10
  • White Wine Flight – $12
  • Sweet Wine Flight – $12
  • Red and White Wine Flight – $15
  • Premium Red Wine Flight – $18
  • Beer Flight – $15
  • Cider Flight – $15

We will be offering table service in our outdoor patio area, the Redwood Terrace! You will be seated by a host at a table that is at least 12′ from all other tables, and then servers will be going around and taking your orders. We will be serving wine by the bottle or by the glass only at this time. We will not be doing tastings.

All guests must remain 6 feet away from those not in your household at all times. All guests will also be required to wear a mask at all times unless they are seated at their tables. This means that when you arrive and even when you get up to use the restroom, a mask must be worn. If you show up without a mask, you will not be let into the facility; however, we will be selling masks just in case somebody forgets theirs at home.
We have a very strict cleaning and sanitizing protocol put in place by the Santa Clara County Health Department to ensure the safety and
well-being of all guests and staff. Fortino Winery precautions include:
  • Staff wearing masks at all times.
  • Staff sanitizing/washing hands after helping each individual group.
  • Staff remaining 6 feet away from tables at all times except when delivering orders and taking payment.
  • Sanitizing all tables and chairs every morning and after each group uses them.
  • Sanitizing Tasting Room consistently where the staff is working.
  • Sanitizing kitchen consistently so that there is no cross-contamination.
  • Cleaning glassware in our commercial dishwasher with sanitizer liquid attachment
  • Sanitizing restrooms hourly

Welcome to

Welcome to Fortino Winery! We are happy you stopped by. Our third-generation family winery sits against a lush mountainous backdrop, in the southwestern Santa Clara County. Our rich Italian heritage can be found in the grapes we grow, the wines we create, and the authentic Italian cuisine we prepare in-house. Visit us to discover all the fun and flavor that is Fortino Winery. We welcome you stop in Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am til 5pm, and Sundays from 11am til 5pm. You’ll stop in as a guest – and leave as family!

Contact us anytime with questions, to inquire about our tasting room, wine club, public events and venue,
or to book your own wedding or special event.



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Had the opportunity to visit and tour Fortino Winery last week. The wine & almond champagne are amazing !! My husband and I bought TWO cases!! Huge thank you to our beautiful friend Monica for a great wine adventure!!.
Norma Johnson
Always a destination when wine tasting! Friendly staff, the owner is a great host, and you can’t leave without taking a bottle or two with you!.
Cory Mullins
I moved to Texas and we can’t enjoy this wine anymore. Truly the best wine in the Bay Area, can’t wait to come back..
Juan Nino Romero

Fortino History

First established in 1970 when Ernest and Marie Fortino purchased a vineyard that had been growing since the early 30’s. Ernest was drawn to the vineyard because the surrounding land was highly reminiscent of his hometown, Calabria, Italy.

Events Center

Our majestic redwoods, manicured landscape, and gently sloping hillside covered in thriving Chardonnay vines will serve as a breath-taking background for your wedding or event.

Tasting Room

Enter our Tasting Room at 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy and let one of our knowledgable hosts guide you through an award-winning tasting of our hand-crafted wines.

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