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Clos LaChance Wines

1 Hummingbird Lane
San Martin, CA 95046
(408) 686-1050

Tasting:   Open daily 11to 5pm
Tasting fee $5 or $10 for limited release wines
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
  Bocce Ball court
Price Range:   $14 to $40 per bottle
Established:   2001
Vineyards:   240 acres
  60,000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Clos LaChance Wines Description

Driving down the little country road on the way to Watsonville you should consider stopping at one of the most posh establishments in the region. One mile off Watsonville Road lies a beautiful, modern winery located up on the side of one of the low rolling hills. Drive around behind the red-tile-roofed facility, past the processing equipment, and enter the oasis of this resort-like winery. The ivy-covered walls lead you through a well-tended European-style garden, with fountains and tables tucked inside the walled courtyard.

The tasting room is large and impressive, with dark wood counters and elegant wood paneling. Handsome cabinets display wines and crystal glassware. There is a large event room adjacent, with a handsome fireplace and tapestries on the walls. The stylish, stamped concrete floor and tall ceilings give an air of casual sophistication to the entire room. Large windows and French doors lead out to an expansive lawn area overlooking the large estate vineyard and the very exclusive Cordevalle Golf Resort. There are patios, tables and chairs, immaculate landscaping, lemon trees, mature oak tress, rock walls and an outdoor fireplace. Venturing farther, you can spot the bocce ball court, as well as other treasures.

The winery produces wines under three categories: the high-end Special Selections Series, their premium Estate Series, and their more value-oriented Hummingbird Series. Within these three classes they produce Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Merlot and Zinfandel. The family-owned winery also operates a specialized small-scale vineyard business where they install and maintain boutique “backyard” vineyards.

When the fruit is harvested from these operations, the winery purchases it for its premium wine production. There is also a private labeling program if you have the need for that personal touch. The winemaking emphasis is on creating high-quality distinctive wines in small lots so that each vineyard can impart its own “terroir” on the finished product.


Clos LaChance Wines Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Event Space
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Clos LaChance Wines Reviews

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Great Place
gentlemanjack45, Philadelphia
Beautiful spot, wonderful vista, nice, wine, good people; could not ask for anything more! Above Average across the board! Go for it!

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Queen of Santa Clara Valley
domthesomm, Santa Cruz
Every region has it's QUEEN, and it's Clos LaChance for Santa Clara! The wines are premium and high quality, but more importantly they are tasty and smooth. The views are out of sight and similar to what you would find in Napa or even parts of Europe!

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Great getaway in San Jose area
Clair, Los Gatos
I visited Clos LaChance Winery last weekend and LOVED IT!!! The grounds were beautiful and the wines were great. They produce French varietals and excell at Pinot and Chardonnay. I tasted their Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah also, and both were fantastic. I would recommend visiting this winery and bring a picnic. They have a Bocce Ball court with a set of balls that you can borrow. Make a day of it.

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Dylan, Ventura
I was in Santa Clara visiting family and I decided to take them out to a vineyard, none of us had been here to the Clos LaChance Vineyard. It was homey and elegant at the same time. I enjoyed the Grenache, which was variety that I had never tasted. It was beautiful, exquisite and fancy but most importantly the wine was delicious.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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