While Napa and Sonoma tend to get all the love when it comes to wine indulgences, there’s a new collection of artisanal wineries making an impression in the Bay Area. The Mid Peninsula Wine Trail in San Carlos is the perfect day trip to experience small, family-owned wineries. The best part? They’re all just steps off the San Carlos Caltrain station, and a quick walk from Trestle
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Wander your way along the Wine Trail and experience the fulfillment of handpicked, locally sourced wines – and then roll yourself home.
Tasting Room Hours: Fridays: 5pm-9pm; Weekends: 1pm-5pm
Open every weekend, the family-friendly tasting room at Flying Suitcase Wines is the perfect spot for a Saturday sip session. They even have an indoor play area to keep the kids occupied while you try their latest. Their 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon recently took home Gold in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Tasting Room Hours: Fridays: 5pm-9pm; Weekends: 12pm-5pm
This small family owned winery produces less than 1,000 cases of wine annually, and only ships within the state of California. Stop in and try some of their award-winning Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, sourced from the best fruit available to give you the best wine possible.
Tasting Room Hours: Weekends: 11am-4pm
This winery doubles as an intimate gathering space, with enough room for you and 300 of your friends. Open every weekend, this boutique winery host a number of events from sip and paint nights to pig roasts. They specialize in Cal-Italia varietals and have been making award-winning wine for over 20 years.
Tasting Room Hours: Every second & fourth Saturday of the month: 1pm-4:30pm
Old County Cellars makes their wine in boutique-style batches, which allows them to personally monitor each bottle for the highest possible quality and consistency. All grapes are locally sourced, and they have personal relationships with a number of growers in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, El Dorado, and Alexander Valley appellations.
Tasting Room Hours: Every first & third weekend of the month: 1pm-4:30pm
Cuvée Wine Cellars is an artisan winery that produces limited releases of Bordeaux-inspired wine. Cuvée - the French term for a blend of wines, usually of different varietals and vintages - selected their name as homage to the collaboration of wines and winemakers.