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Testarossa Winery

Testarossa's location at the historic Novitiate in downtown Los Gatos is both a state of the art working winery and a truly dramatic setting for visitors. The old stone cellars and beautiful grounds of the state's fourth oldest continuously operating winery house the tasting room and Wine Bar 107 and provide an amazing venue for private events.

The old Novitiate Winery was originally built in 1888 by Jesuit Fathers and Brothers from Santa Clara College (now Santa Clara University); it was intended to help fund their new seminary college, built on the grounds the same year. The term Novitiate means house of the novices, the name used for seminary students. For nearly 100 years, the Jesuits made altar wines, as well as sweet, fortified wines at the Novitiate Winery. The Novitiate Winery was best known for its fortified Black Muscat dessert wine (similar to a tawny port), which was a perennial gold medal winner at the California State Fair.


Hours -

Tasting Room open daily 11AM - 5PM
Wine Bar 107 Wed & Thurs 4PM - 8PM, Friday 4PM - 9PM, Sat 11AM - 9PM, Sun 11AM - 7PM

Prices -

Prices Vary


  •  Tasting Room
  •  Salon Tasting
  •  Artisan Wine and Cheese Experience
  •  Testarossa University
  •  Wine Club


  •  Wine Bar
  •  Food
  •  Wine Tasting
  •  Tours
  •  Weddings
  •  Events
Before you go

Located Near Hotel Los Gatos

Testarossa Winery is located 1-mile from our hotel.  Unfortunately, it is straight uphill, so walking is not really an option.  There are myriad car services who can easily pick you up and drop you off at the end of your day.


Group reservations are accepted from 11am-3:00pm daily.    To make a reservation for your group, please call the winery at 408-354-6150 x31 or email concierge@testarossa.com.

What is  the exact address of the winery?

Testarossa Winery, 300 College Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030

What type of winery is it?

Testarossa is among the top 10 rated wineries in the San Jose area and remains one of the oldest operating ones as well. In 1997, the winery moved into the historic Sacred Heart Novitiate facility in Los Gatos and expanded to the entire winemaking facility in 2003.
Testarossa Winery
1.1 Miles from Hotel
300 College Avenue, , Los Gatos, California, 95030 408 354-6150 ext 21 Visit Website