Picchetti Winery

Napa Valley, while the most well known, isn’t the only wine growing region in the San Francisco Bay Area. Within a half-hour or less of Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region boasts one of the most unique natural environments in the world. The Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growers Association proclaims that with its mountainous terrain, marine and valley influences, varied micro-climates, and diverse soils the Santa Cruz Mountains offers our vintners the ideal place to grow high quality grapes and to produce some of the world’s most distinct and terroir driven wines.

Picchetti Winery, located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Cupertino, is one of my go-to wineries to bring visitors or to meet friends for wine tasting, a picnic, or a day hike in the Picchetti Ranch Preserve. In addition to a lovely natural setting, the rustic ranch sports an interesting assortment of old weathered doors.

Please enjoy a few photos of this rustic winery and if you are in the area, give this winery a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Inside the tasting room

Mini Door
Tiny door on the Wine Tasting Room building.
Old Homestead House
The old homestead house.
View of Barns 2
View of barns and green space.
Waterloo Engine
Antique Waterloo engine.
Old Barn
Weathered barn on the property.
Old Barn Doors
Well-worn barn doors.
Picchetti Picnic Area_edited
Picnic area.

A Rattlesnake warning sign is NOT something you want to see when visiting a winery and picnic area. Thankfully, I’ve been to Picchetti quite a few times and have never seen nor heard a Rattlesnake. I hope to keep it that way.

Picchetti Winery Sign_2
Beware – Rattlesnakes are especially active in warm weather!

Be sure to check the Picchetti Winery and Picchetti Ranch Preserve websites for more information about this popular wine tasting, picnicking, and hiking destination.

This post was inspired by a weekly feature sponsored by Norm Frampton. Thursday Doors brings door lovers together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

14 thoughts on “Picchetti Winery

  1. A California winery tours? Count me in 😀
    You’ve got some lovely shots in this collection.
    I dare say that the rattlesnake sign is a little sobering though.

  2. Oh- your posts remind me, time and again, how much I like CA and everything there (except for taxes, i.e.). Your post and the pictures are absolutely gorgeous, and truly I derive pleasure out of your experience and the photos. I love the old homestead and the overlooking tree, and the open view of the barn pics.

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. Yes, the taxes and cost of housing are the hefty price we pay to live in this beautiful area. I’m happy the photos showed the character of this old homestead. I never tire of going there and soaking up the beautiful setting and history of the place.

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