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Fernwood Cellars

7137 Redwood Retreat Rd.
Gilroy, CA 95020

Tasting:   3rd weekend every month
$10 applied towards purchase
  Tours by Appointment
  Beautiful redwood setting
Price Range:   $28-$40
Established:   1999
Vineyards:   100% Estate production
  2-3,00 cases
Winery Dog:   Jager-Chocalte Lab

Special Events

We have several throughout the year, including, but not limited to: Art, Wine & Chocolate, Lobster Boils, Oktoberfest, Dinner in the Vineyard....

Fernwood Cellars Description

Fernwood Winery is a family run winery who takes great pride in producing 100% Estate grown wines of superior quality.

Matt Oetinger, founder of Fernwood Cellars and second generation wine maker, was first introduced to the wine business through his father, Lew Oetinger, owner of Hummingbird Hill Vineyards. While Matt was attending the University of California at Davis, Lew was planting grapes and making wine in Shingle Springs, California, located in the El Dorado Appellation. Through regular visits, Matt became intimately involved in both grape growing and winemaking.


Fernwood Cellars is located at the base of the Santa Cruz mountains on the historic Redwood Retreat Road. This land has been in Matt's family for over 6 generations. The surrounding area, it's landscapes and soil make it an excellent location for the winery.

Matt has been making his wines since the first harvest of 1995, and today Matt is still growing his winery, planting vineyards and improving the quality and timelessness of his craft. The heart of Fernwood Cellars.


Fernwood Cellars Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
German, Reisling, Gewurztraminer
Estate Grown Wines
Petite Sirah
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Picnic Sites
Event Space
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Great selection of wines
Emma Austen,
Great selection of wines, I especially liked the rose. A lovely ambiance at this winery, very cozy and was interesting to hear the family's history in winemaking

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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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