Bargetto Winery represents the oldest continuous-operation winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains, producing handcrafted, award-winning wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933. Our winemaking heritage began with brothers Phillip and John Bargetto who emigrated from Castelnuovo Don Bosco, a small town in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. They brought with them years of winegrowing experience when they established Bargetto Winery on the banks of Soquel Creek in California.
The Bargetto Family winemaking heritage continued with John's son Lawrence during the 1960s and 1970s. He introduced modern technology such as stainless steel fermentation, barrel aging, and added new Santa Cruz Mountains varietals such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. He also created the Chaucer's line of dessert-style wines.
The third generation of Bargettos now directs the operation of the winery. Their pioneering spirit continued with the establishment of Bargetto Regan Vineyard Estate, near Corralitos, California in 1992. Here, cool-climate varietals like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio are carefully nurtured to produce Bargetto Winery’s estate wines. In keeping with the family heritage, the winery has also begun to experiment with northern Italian varietals grown in its estate vineyard.
At Bargetto Winery, we focus on cool climate varietals that reveal an intensity of fruit flavor and natural acidities. Our family invites you to taste our award-winning wines and experience the long tradition and dramatic beauty of this internationally-acclaimed appellation. We welcome you to visit our winery in this distinctive region of mountain vineyards and coastal breezes.
Visit our tasting rooms in Soquel and in Monterey!