Cooper-Garrod Estate Winery
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- Cooper-Garrod Estate WineryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Cooper-Garrod is a little tricky to find in the hills, but we finally came across it, along with some horses. Yes, there are riding stables, and you can go horseback riding throughout the estate and through the Fremont Older Mid-Peninsula Open Space Preserve.
The tasting room staff was very attentive to our group of 9. We all opted to do the $5 tasting. I was a fan of their '07 Viognier, which was indeed "Summer in a bottle."
The real treat was that we were graced by the one and only George Cooper, the winemaker himself. You would never be able to tell he was the ripe age of 93! He came in, chatted it up, took photos and signed a few bottles for our group, all while enjoying a glass of his own wine. Once a fighter pilot in WWII, and a test pilot for NASA Ames, he's lived an incredible life. I was able to get him to sign a bottle of the "Test Pilot" red wine for our birthday boy.
There's a lot of history here, and worth making a stop at if you're doing a Saratoga wine tour.