Local Wine Tours


Picture taken in the Santa Cruz Mountains region by
Lighthouse Travel & Tours

Come and explore our very popular local wine tours close to San Jose – Silicon Valley! Read our testimonials from past clients on our ‘About Us’ page and/or browse our photos.

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Experience our local wine tours close to home and escape to the beautiful surroundings that Silicon Valley has to offer. These tours are arranged for private groups!

Do you believe that you may take a wine tour so near to Silicon Valley – Technology Capital - while visiting on business? You will hear the special stories of these wineries nearby as we guide you through these special areas. All tours have a professional tour guide to show you the way! You will sit back, relax and enjoy! These tours are a great to get acquainted with others attending conferences or your fellow employees at work!

We work with the wineries and know which ones are open and available. There are the usual standard tasting fees and depending on the type of tasting you choose – premium wine tasting may be a few extra dollars. Group tours of the winery are at an additional cost, very entertaining and worth while to explore with the wine experts at the wineries.

Pick your tour from the following regions and we will arrange for you:

• Santa Clara Valley region
Enjoy half day or full day tours for larger groups of 40 people (large motor coach friendly routing) or smaller groups of 20 people in a comfortable mini bus. Wineries that we visit are located in San Jose, Morgan Hill, San Martin and Gilroy. Let us add a stop at a nearby attraction, arrange a special docent tour or catered buffet lunch, or plan picnic lunches for you to enjoy.



• Foothills of Santa Cruz Mountains region
Minutes away from downtown San Jose, yet worlds apart! Our most popular wine tours receiving spectacular reviews are located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. These tours are best suited for comfortable vans and mini buses (smaller parties) as the roads get windy in the foothills. Enjoy the scenic views, talk with the wine personnel of these historical wineries and perhaps add on a walking tour of the charming village of Saratoga. Even try horse back riding at one of the wineries!



• Western side of the Santa Cruz Mountains region
Explore with us these special wineries tucked away in the mountains. This tour is not for the average tourist, as the mountain roads are very windy and only smaller vehicles of certain transportation companies (comfortable vans and mini buses) are able to travel. You will discover these truly wonderful gems hidden away as we guide you to the wineries between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. Try adding a special boutique winery onto our Secrets of Santa Cruz tour as you explore this area! As a bonus, you will see the redwood forests up close!



• Livermore Valley and Carmel Valley
Two great regions to wander from winery to winery, remember our transportation departs from San Jose and you may pay for the additional charge to be picked up outside the San Jose area. These wineries are a worth the additional expense as you explore and have a chance to talk with the winery personnel of these unusual places.

A local winery is a great attraction to add to one of our Silicon Valley or San Francisco tours after learning about the history of San Jose - Silicon Valley or the city by the bay.

All tours require a minimum and maximum number of participants and 2 weeks advance reservations for private groups based on availability of transportation, guides and wineries. We do arrange for smaller groups as well, you will pay the total cost of vehicles and guides. Reserve with Pay Pal



• Tour Spectacular - Wine Tasting in Silicon Valley: open to individuals, ask for dates with these tours



Local Tour in Santa Clara Valley - 2005
Educational and fun! (taken by a LT&T Tour Guide)


Additional tours available of the Bay Area and surrounding areas.
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