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Kirigin Cellars

11550 Watsonville Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 847-8827

Tasting:   Open daily 10-5pm
Tasting is complimentary
Deep discounts of up to 50% for case purchases
  Cricket and Soccer Fields
Price Range:   $15 to $20 per bottle
Established:   1875
Vineyards:   30 acres
  2000 cases
Winery Dog:   Dog Friendly

Kirigin Cellars Description

Taking the Watsonville Road turnoff from Hecker Pass Road, you come to a small verdant valley with rolling oak-covered hillsides and the occasional vineyard. The Spaniards found wild grapes growing here and named this valley "Uvas," meaning grapes.

Kirigin Cellars sits up on a small hill overlooking the hills and vineyards. The winery has been a fixture here for years and recently changed hands. The new owner originates from New Delhi, India, and comes to Gilroy via Stanford Law School, stating that he was attracted by the picturesque setting of the vineyards and the high quality of its wines. He is dedicated to continuing the winemaking traditions of Mr. Kirigin while enhancing both the beauty of this unique property and the quality of the wine. He has certainly added to the place, with full-sized Cricket and soccer fields having already been established behind the winery operation

As you head up Kirigin’s drive, you pass a small complex of houses. Circle around back and look for the very plain “Tasting Room” sign that signals you are in the right place. The ivy-covered entrance hides a cave-like room with painted concrete walls and floor. The mood is fun, exciting, and a bit funky. There is an old-world charm to the place that is surprising and delightful.

The wines made include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malvasia Bianca, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, some red and white blends, sparkling wines, and a red wine vinegar.

Kirigin Cellars Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Picnic Sites
Event Space
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Kirigin Cellars Reviews

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Kirgin Jewel
SolMar, San Jose
This is a great little winery. Nothing is slick about this operation: they make wine and sell it! My wife and I are hooked on their Vinho de Mocca. It's a gimmicky wine, but great. Taste of wine, coffee, and orange. Excellent as a dessert wine.

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Enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc and the cricket field
Emma Austen,
A fun tasting room to visit, I liked the atmosphere and friendliness of the staff. Enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc and cricket field

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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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