Jason and Janu Goelz have a plethora of experience and broad thinking that typically takes many people a life time to accumulate. Their combined backgrounds—business, tech, acting and film, a clothing line, finance, real estate, and a Sommelier Certification—give them an open mind when it come to wine. And that's fortunate for Gilroy.
There's a lot going on here. Jason-Stephens Winery is pioneering new growth and local business in Gilroy. They have a vision to expand the property, their winery, and make a place for local business.
Carrying on the local theme, the wines are made with local grapes from Gilroy. Their Estate wines are from fruit grown near Watsonville Rd. The tasting room on Brem Lane has been open about a year and currently pours Jason-Stephen’s Wines, and in the near future a line of wines made by Janu.
The front patio is family friendly, welcoming kids and dogs, while the back patio is for adults only and has a large screen TV (Warriors!) . Guests are invited to bring food on site and can enjoy a tasting, purchase a bottle, or buy a glass of wine during Happy Hour. Bring the lap top along and sip and nosh as you work. Or clock out and ditch the lap top!
On the seven acre property, Jason along with Tim Slater, proprietor of Sarah's Vineyard, are opening the
Stomping Ground. The vision continues with two new wineries opening this Fall and more services on the way: restaurants and a brew-tap, spaces for local artists, as
well as wine storage and production services...in case you're interested in having wine custom made for you.
Their vision celebrates Gilroy and what the region has to offer. I can see this being a good fit for the area. With so many people commuting, it's a relief locals can enjoy an evening out close to home and take a break from the HWY 101 traffic. It brings in local businesses and jobs. It's a win-win.
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