Initially started as a jug winery in the 1920s, guests would come to Guglielmo Winery to refill their wine jugs. Some would take it home, but many stayed and made a day of it at the winery. It was a time for the locals to enjoy a picnic, catch up on the social scene, and relax together.
Things tend to come back in style. The refillable wine jug, or Growler, is popular again. And why not? It's convenient, and eco-friendly.
Angelia Guglielmo (Customer Relations & Business Development) is 4th generation Guglielmo. With roots deep in the Santa Clara Valley, the staff are quick to point out that the family started the winery in 1925 and “Guglielmo Winery is the oldest, continuously operating, family owned winery in Santa Clara Valley.”
Along with making wines, the focus extends to guest services and the winery experience.
The Guglielmos produce their Italian-focused wines to go along with food and
celebrations. The wines are much more acidic, low in tannins, with little oak. About half of the wine spends four months in oak barrels, imparting much less oak than many local winemakers do.
The winery offers a touch of Old World family charm just miles from the Silicon Valley Tech hub. So if you're looking for a venue, the first step, naturally, would be to stop in (or schedule an appointment) for a taste of the Guglielmo heritage.
From their tasting room:
Wine styles come and go,
but the Guglielmos have stayed true to their family's style of winemaking.
It takes a great deal of grit and grace to be making wines for almost one hundred years.
A toast to your family & all those your love!
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