Few wine regions on earth can match the climates, soils and vertigo-inducing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. Situated at a 2000-foot elevation, the Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyard offers a rare confluence of great vineyard sites and sweeping panoramas of the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Thomas Fogarty, a Stanford University cardiovascular surgeon and world-renowned inventor, founded his namesake winery in 1981 following a decade of noncommercial winemaking in the historic Golden Chain region of the Santa Cruz Mountains, which is actually the oldest mountainous wine-growing region in California. What began as a hobby in a mountain cabin has evolved into one of the most respected wineries on the San Francisco Peninsula, producing handcrafted, ultra-premium wines consistently garnering some of the highest accolades from wine competitions and journalists throughout the world. Winemaker and Viticulturist Michael Martella has helped transform Dr. Fogartyâ€™s vision into a reality since the founding of the winery, and continues to maintain the highest standards of excellence with dedication and finesse. An intimate, elegant estate, the world-class Thomas Fogarty Winery demonstrates a unique sense of tradition and passion thatâ€™s brought the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation to a new level of national prominence.
Thomas Fogarty Winery - Santa Cruz Mountains
Platinum Series Plus Selection - 95 Points Wine Enthusiast