- 134 Ratings
Santa Clara Valley Wine Tasting & Tour
Enjoy a low-key wine tour of the Santa Clara Valley. Taste several varietals and admire gorgeous and expansive vineyards as you relax, glass in hand, on this two-hour tour.
What You Will Do
- Expand your palate with a guided wine tasting as you learn about the various components of wine
- Spend time with friendly staff on a wine tour that prides itself on being down-to-earth
- Enjoy tastings from dry to sweet, and discover new wines and blends
- Explore long stretches of orchards and vineyard and develop a new appreciation for the beauty of the Santa Clara Valley
- Two hour wine tasting and tour
- 134 Ratings
There were a lot of people at the tour which is great, but it would be good in the future to space people’s arrivals out a bit. I came at 10 and there was a lot of people trying to come at once. This resulted in a really large tour. Andy’s staff was really nice and wonderful to talk to. The tour was informative. The fruit was amazing!
Great location, food and people !
Friendly staff and lots of varieties of cherries to choose from. The peaches and nectarines were delicious.
Great tour and tasting! Since the crowd was so large, would have been nice to have more than two reps leading tour groups out to the orchard. Had a difficult time hearing anything our tour leader was saying due to the size of the crowd. Other than that, we had a wonderful time!
Too many people. Felt rushed through the orchard and by the time we were done, there was very little left on the tasting tables. It felt like a money grab to me.
We had a great time tasting and picking cherries we've never had before. Our docent, John, was also knowledgeable and interesting. Thanks!
Even with the large # of attendees [600+], owners & volunteers were patient & welcoming. On our tour through the orchard, the volunteer was willing & very knowledgeable to answer questions [our group was interested in the grafting process & the fact that planting the stone of the fruit would not produce a tree that would bear the exact same fruit ... wow! Bathrooms were also a welcome surprise for an outdoor activity such as this ... clean & available. We have signed up for 3 of your future tour & tasting. Cool weather was very welcoming, but we know not to expect that throughout the summer. We purchased nectarines in your store which was also manned by very nice people. Thank you for a wonderful Sunday!
Tours are extremely well organized. Tour leaders are very knowledgeable and have a personal commitment to agriculture. Always fun to taste and pick.
One of the best ways to sample commercial / heirloom varieties of cherries/nectarines/apricots. So many of these fruits are not available in chain/farmers/small markets. There were ample locations set-up for tastings. Items were well marked with the varietal name. It's important to read the signs, as there were several of the same type of fruit samples set-up. It's nice to know what variety of fruits you are eating vs "red" "sweet" or "yellow" which how supermarkets generally label them. Take photos/notes of the ones you like or don't like. Take your time to enjoy each varietal and savour what it offers your taste buds. The orchard tour is another excellent feature of the event. You are able to pick your own from various types of fruit trees that are pointed out to you. There are pre-selected varieties of fruit trees, and sometimes your tour guide will point out others that were not on the "official" list. In all a great way to spend a couple hours, learn something new and increase your awareness of what ripe fruit should taste like.
Great tour guide. Well organized event. Fruits were delicious, well worth the entrance fee.
Everyone was friendly, learned so much on our tour & got to eat/purchase delicious fruit from Andy’s orchard!!
We loved doing this for Father's day.
Amazing harvest walk and cherry picking! My 4 year old had a blast, as did we!
We love the tastings! Always the best time for our family on Father's Day. It's a favorite annual event for us.
Our family and friends truly enjoyed the experience. Hard to beat walking around this impressive heirloom orchard with Andy himself. Just to see the look on his face when he described how eating a peach out of hand, rather than slicing it (and losing the juice), was ideal was worth the price of admission and more. =) . . . Summer just wouldn't be right without Andy's peaches -- we are entirely spoiled and would rather wait than eat a supermarket peach. Of course, it isn't just Andy: The staff are without exception wonderful, helpful and nearly as sweet as the fruit. ;-) I'm so happy to be able to share this experience with my young children.
It was very easy to Park inside You were very generous in tastings Tour and picking informative and nice Hosts very nice and warm Very worthwhile Thank you Adom Moutafian
I liked how well everything was very well organized. The gentleman that took us out on the tour was fantastic! This was the first time we have ever been to this place. We had lots of fun! We will come back. We have told everyone of our friends and family.
Our family had a wonderful time picking fruit on Father's Day. The gentleman who led our tour and took us to pick fruit was very nice and knowledgable. We had a great time. We did the tour first, so by the time we got to the tasting, we had already tasted lots of fruit, plus it seemed like many of the stations where there had been fruit was empty. That was the only bummer, but not too big of a deal.
I be going for about 10 years, and every year I enjoy more and more. thank you for let us enjoy you beautiful property!!!!!!!!!
Great time and very good tour person - lots of information and very passionate about the fruit and history.
My son and I have attended this event each year for several years and have always enjoyed it. The event seems to have become more popular each year, but they have handled the crowds well and have a great variety of fruit (not just cherries) to taste. In addition, the docents who lead the orchard tours provide a lot of interesting information, not just about the fruit but also historical information about evolution of agriculture in the area. The Bing cherry crop this year was not large, but there were plenty of other cherries in the orchard to pick. All in all, a very nice way to spend the day.
It was great getting to sample all the fruits and then go out on a tour with Andy himself to learn about the varieties. Will definitely be coming back!
The process for picking wasn't super clear....we roamed the orchard but were somewhat unsure where to pick and why peaches weren't included. However, the cherries are superlative. Amazing...No cherry pitters available for sale in the store was disappointing.
Friendly, knowledgeable staff; large variety of fruits; convenient facilities
I thought the $15 fee was very high.
The tour was good. It was well organized. The fruit was good! I have a fruit subscription and it is great see where the fruit is grown!
Our family enjoys coming to Andy's Orchard every year and picking fruit themselves in the amazing orchards. It's like an easter egg hunt with fruit. We enjoy hearing the historical details that Andy and his guides give on the tour.
We really enjoyed the cherry picking portion but were disappointed that there were not enough fruit for everyone to taste. We went on the first tour, and by the time we were back to do the fruit tasting, many items were gone so we didn't get to enjoy that portion of the day. I also wish we got to hear Andy speak about his orchard.
- Rosanne and Rob
The event was well orchestrated, everthing seemed to flow nicely. Good signage, very friendly helpers at each station we went to (check in, tasting tables)
Very well organized; informative and personable tour guide who wanted to make sure that we were completely satisfied with our experience. Delicious fruit, and obvious concern for safety and hygiene.
Loved walking through the orchard with our kind and experienced guide, loved picking and nibbling varieties of cherries we'd never heard of. Super fun all the way around--and super yummy!
It was a great environment and experience. The tour guides were very informative. The cherries were second to none.
Knowledgeable tour guides, plenty of sampling, and a well stocked store. Thank you.
Thank you for cherry picking I move to Morgan Hill , 13 years ago, been going every year, is wonderful. Every body is so nice and I love the cherries. Ana Tosetti
The tour of the orchard was a bit disappointing. The guide wasn't very knowledgeable. I was really hoping for a short history of the orchards, some facts about cherry trees and also information about the different kinds of cherries and cherry trees. The tasting was great and I enjoyed that quite a bit.
They did a lot to make us feel welcome and provided the perfect survival gear: Ice cubes. The cherries are always amazing but I knew this going in so am not feigning surprise. If you are not used to heirloom fruit and shop at any grocery stores prepare to be amazed.
the various events at Andy's is something we look forward to all year --- the tasting area --- the farm tour --- just all perfect .. and once somebody tasted Andy's cherries/peaches/apricots everything in stores or farmers market are way below Andy's fruits
Best stone fruit you will ever taste!
My son and I have visited Andy's Orchard each year for several years and have greatly enjoyed every visit. The orchard tours are interesting and informative and picking cherries right off the trees is a lot of fun. In many ways the opportunity to taste a wide variety of cherries one will never see in a grocery store is the highlight of the day. I am always amazed that Andy is able to find so many different cherry varieties for us to sample.