Sunday, July 10, 2011

Big Dog Vineyards

Last weekend, the Milpitas Historical Society organized a tour to a family winery way up on the hills of the city. For non-locals, this is approximately 50 miles south of San Francisco.
Upon driving up, you can see its vineyards growing on the hillside.
I believe the owners live in this house and the wine business is just their "hobby" as they have regular full-time jobs.

The vineyard is called the Big Dog Vineyards and appropriately with a dog weather vane on top of their garage with the weather vane at the very top.
I asked about their dog who seemed to be in many of their pictures on their website, but unfortunately, was told Cab, their big beloved St. Bernard, passed away only a few days ago before my visit.

The front view of the beautiful garage area with the weather vane way on top.

A beautiful display of their wines.
They offer wine tasting on the first weekend of each month from April through September.

This is the breathtaking view from the winery.

- Karen


FilipBlog said...

Nice article, pity we can not taste

rainfield61 said...

The view and the wine are breath-taking.

AVCr8teur said...

Filip: You will have to take my word for it that it was good. :)

Rainfield61: Then you are at the perfect place.

LifeRamblings said...

such lovely views and the wines look delectable.

lina said...

Tasting fine wines while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Lovely! :)

betchai said...

i love going to vineyards though i don't drink wine, smetimes i wish they have grape picking instead :) beautiful scenery

Ruby's Raiser said...

Such a beautiful place, thanks for sharing with us. My largish-medium sized dog feels you could have found no better place to enjoy a glass of wine and a gorgeous day than Big Dog Vineyards! ;)

Ryan said...

WOW it really is quite amazing scenery up there, what was your favorite wine?

AVCr8teur said...

Life Ramblings: I'm not really a wine drinker, but did enjoy the scenic views.

Lina: They had outdoor tables by the winery, but no views. They should just move the seats to where drinkers can look out at the rolling hills.

Betchai: I'm with you, I don't drink wine although winemaking process has always been interesting.

Ruby Raiser: Lots of room for dogs to enjoy the day here too.

Ryan: I only tried 2 wines while I was there and I liked the Cabernet Sauvignon the best. I ended up buying a bottle for my friend.