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Lightheart Cellars

305 Roosevelt Ave.
San Martin, CA 95046
408.475.8463
wine@lightheartcellars.com

Tasting:   Noon to 5pm weekends
$5 tasting fee
Tours:
  Tours by Appointment
wine@lightheartcellars.com
Price Range:   $19-39
Established:   2009
Vineyards:   multiple
Production:
  500 cases
Winery Dog:   Chevy (cat)

Lightheart Cellars Description

Lightheart Cellars is an estate winery in the Santa Clara Valley AVA. They offer hand crafted Bordeaux and Burgundy style wines from single family vineyards, many of which are actively managed by the family to control quality and optimize fruit characteristics.

They use sustainable methods, minimum chemicals and tillage, manual canopy management and harvest, working with the soil, rather than sterilizing it. Their vineyards are a bit shaggier, but we prefer that to the "scorched earth" look.

Founded in 2009, and opened to the public in 2011. Currently open first and third weekends for tasting, or by appointment. They participate in the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley events such as passport weekends, local wine strolls and the Gilroy Garlic Festival as well as being represented at many charitable events in the area.

You can find their wines at some of the area restaurants, and on the shelf at Rocca's Market, in San Martin, if you can't make it to the winery.

Chevy the wonder cat is keeping the vines free from Rodents, but you won't likely see him, as he is rather shy.

Lightheart Cellars Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Zinfandel
Estate Grown Wines
Sustainable Ag. practices
Blends
Petite Sirah
Chardonnay
Merlot
Bordeaux
Private Tasting
Picnic Sites
Barrel Sampling
"Green" Technology
Gardens
Sit-Down Tasting
RV & Limo Friendly
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Lightheart Cellars Reviews

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Great Bordeaux wines
Emma Austen,
Great Bordeaux styled wines, a fun winery to visit. It has a great picnic area to relax, sit, eat, and drink.

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

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