Edible Monterey Bay

San Benito County Wine Trail

San Benito Wine Trail Vineyards, Wineries and Tasting Rooms Open to the Public


Numerous Monterey Bay area wineries, such Scheid Vineyards and Ser Winery,

grow grapes in San Benito County. The following wineries are listed because they

open themselves to public—in some cases regularly, and in others, just by

appointment or in conjunction with special events. Be sure to call before you go to

confirm that they will be open.


Aimee June Winery

A small, family-owned winery that makes hand-crafted wine in an all-natural, old-

world winemaking style without fining or filtration. Each bottle features hand-drawn

or hand-painted artwork.

106 3rd St., San Juan Bautista

Tastings 12–5pm Saturday and Sunday

408.739.1920 | californiabestwine.com


Alicats Winery

Alicats is the personal label of Alessio Carli, winemaker for Pietra Santa Winery. The

name comes from the first names of the family members: Alessio, wife Catherine and

their twin daughters, Alessia and Catia.

10 Nash Rd., Hollister.

Tastings during special events only.



Bonny Doon Vineyard

Bonny Doon’s 280-acre Popelouchum in San Juan Bautista is a biodynamic polyculture

ranch where Grahm is seeking to hybridize 10,000 new vinifera grape varieties from

seed. The aim is to create a truly unique American Wine and produce grapes that are

particularly well suited to our region and its changing climate.

The vineyard may be visited during special events only; a weekend pop-up restaurant is planned.



Calera Wine Company

Established in 1975, owner and winemaker Josh Jensen specializes in Pinot Noir,

Chardonnay, and Viognier. His Mount Harlan wines exhibit minerally characteristics of

their unique limestone-rich vineyards. The tasting room and nearby picnic tables offer

sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.

11300 Cienega Road, Hollister

Tastings daily, 11am-4:30pm

831.637.9170 | calerawine.com


Casa de Fruta Winery

Growing since 1908, the Zanger Family produces unique fruit wines including apricot,

plum, raspberry, blackberry and pomegranate. Varietal wines include Zinfandel,

Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Merlot.

10021 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister

Tastings daily, 9am – 7pm

408.842.7282 | casadefruta.com


Cetani Vineyards

This family-owned and operated winery was founded in 2008 and focuses on

handcrafted European-style red wines. Estate-grown Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and

Cabernet Sauvignon.

741 Riverside Rd., Hollister

Tastings by appointment

831.636.7590 | cetanivineyards.com


DeRose Vineyards

Established in 1988 on land supporting some of the oldest vines in California, this

family-owned winery sits directly on top of the San Andreas Fault. DeRose offers some

unusual, unique wines such as the Cabernet Pfeffer and Negrette.The vineyard also

opens its museum of vintage cars the first Saturday of each month.

9970 Cienega Road, Hollister

Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-4:00


831.636.9143 | derosewine.com


Guerra Family Cellars

The vineyards of Guerra Family Cellars were planted in 2006 after the family

purchased the 600-acre Pepper Tree Ranch. Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Viognier

varietals are grown along with olive trees for oil. The vineyard also offers a summer

concert series in an outdoor offers a regular summer concert series called Hollister

Concerts in an outdoor amphitheater backed by spectacular views. The 2015 series

kicks off on July 11 with La Vation, a U2 tribute band. See Guerra website for full


500 John Smith Road, Hollister

Tasting Room open April to November, weekends 12am-5pm

831.902.9106 | guerracellars.com


Leal Vineyards

Founded by Frank Leal, Leal Vineyards uses old-world winemaking techniques and

close monitoring of vines to produce award-winning wines.

300 Maranatha Drive, Hollister

Tastings open daily 10am-4pm, half days on holidays.

831.636.8925 | lealvineyards.com


Pietra Santa Winery

This winery dates back to the 1850s. Its name is Italian for “sacred stone,” a reference

to its remarkable soil, which is laced with granite and limestone. Pietra Santa also

produces organic and infused olive oils from its five varieties of trees, and offers picnic

tables next to its vineyards.

10034 Cienega Rd, Hollister

Open: Thursday – Sunday 11am to 5pm.

831.636.1991 | pietrasantawinery.com


Summerayne Vineyard

Focused mainly on Zinfandels, Summerayne was founded in 1998 and remains


1781 Limekiln Rd., Hollister

Open by appointment