Fortino Winery

4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy CA 95020
$ American

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy CA 95020
  • Cuisine: American | Italian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Winery
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 4088423305
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Tasting Menu, Winning Wine List,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Closed - Restaurant
Thursday
Closed - Restaurant
Friday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 5 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 5 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 5 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.81 out of 5 stars based on 550 votes

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 06, 2020
Leigh Anne S.
Our server was very friendly, excellent. Our table was in a beautiful, shady area of the grass, safely far away from other diners. The food and wine were pretty good, but the chicken in the salad was dry. Overall, it was an enjoyable, positive experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Dora F.
Perfect

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Apr 28, 2021
Susan F.
Lovely setting,friendly staff and great wines.Tasting was generous.Music was good but a little loud for conversation at times.Overall,it was an enjoyable Sunday afternoon and we will return soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Sue B.
Fantastic experience in the most unusual of times. We felt well-protected (and we did what we could to protect others by wearing our masks) in this absolutely crazy time

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Daniel H.
Had a very nice time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2020
Jacob L.
Great service, safe and clean outdoor seating. The wine was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Ruth P.
We all had a great time! The staff was great in checking with us often to make sure we had all we wanted.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 0/10
Oct 26, 2020
Joy R.
Food was great but unfortunately the wine was not. We bought 2 flights and didn’t drink any of it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 27, 2020
Matthew C.
The food, wine and staff was great! Beautiful evening out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Gayle M.
We were a group of 5 and couldn’t have been more pleased spending a Sunday afternoon at Fortino Winery. The wine is exceptional and the Fruity Wine Floats were a special treat! The antipasto platter was a hit with our group and the pizza’s were very tasty. Had a great time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2020
Mona M.
Great with social distancing and such a beautiful setting!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 05, 2020
Mary D.
Great atmosphere and the prices are very reasonable. The food is tasty and pepper steak sandwiches were wonderful as was the service. Went back the next day for lunch and had an amazing chicken caesar salad. Their almond champagne is the very best.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 20, 2020
Melissa M.
More food choices. But overall is a good experience for our first visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2020
Judy D.
such a pleasant afternoon. I am high risk and the way it was set up made for a perfect way to be able to get out and enjoy life and the wonderful setting

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2020
Lori F.
The staff was delightful, the atmosphere & scenery beautiful and the food & wine were delicious!!! Thank you for a great experience. We came to celebrate my husband's birthday and he thoroughly enjoyed it!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 29, 2020
Robin C.
The scenery was beautiful and the service and food were great. The menu selections were delicious and the portions were substantial. Unfortunately the table closest to us (on the middle of the cement) kept yelling back and forth to a table about 20-30 feet away from them (on the grass). Fortunately it didn’t last for long. :) The only piece I would have liked to see added would have been some soft music. It was a lovely day and we will be doing it again! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2020
Mark S.
Amazing! Loved every minute. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 25, 2020
Debbie K.
Thank you for all wearing masks while working all day. The main suggestion I have is for the friendly servers to take a few steps back if we start conversing. I try to put on my mask also when talking to the servers. i don't want things to close down again, and Fortino is a prime example of a safe place to go these day. I've been to 2 other winerys that serve food, and you are the best. One winery has good safety practices, and the other had people walking right by you without masks and the owners didn't do much about it. We won't go back to that one again! Thank you, you are helping us through this tough time.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Chris N.
Overall a good experience. Just dislike that they asked us to take a 2 person table and then allowed other 2 person parties to take a bigger table.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
May 06, 2021
Amy M.
We brought some of our own platters and ordered some, our waitress was great! Very bubbly and offered to take pictures of us because it was for my birthday! At the end I suppose she was a manager there, she came up to us and said it was time to go but yet she was going back-and-forth to a table with her friends and they were still drinking and eating. It wasn’t the staff because it was another group of girls having a birthday party, I get it if those are your friends and you work there but for her to ask us to leave and were the table right next to them! Was way rude!!!! Making us pack up our stuff while you’re sitting there laughing with your friends. Very unprofessional.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Fleming L.
I had a very nice time. Everyone was as nice as usual.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Teri A.
A wonderful afternoon with great wine and amazing food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2020
Linda F.
Had a great time on the patio. Service was great, fast and food was delicious

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2020
Laura B.
Love this place! I want to go back next week! Jill and Brea are the best!! Member for 18yrs.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Margaret F.
I loved sitting outside, eating delicious food, served by friendly staff and sipping on Fortino wines! A perfect Sunday afternoon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 1/10
Jul 15, 2020
Lori K.
This was our first winery experience for my husband & I since the pandemic began. It was so wonderful to sit at a table on the grass in the shade and enjoy some wine, along with Fortino’s delicious antipasto and flatbread. The staff members who checked us in and served us were very hospitable and happy to help us. The tables were set at very safely distances and all staff wore their masks. We felt comfortable and had no concerns about possibly contracting the virus there.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2021
Margaret F.
We love visiting the winery every Sunday. Casual, organized, good food, friendly service, beautiful area and great wine!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 02, 2020
Michelle C.
Had a wonderful outdoor dining experience. I would have rated all 10s but we were told you were all out of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc which is our favorite to drink on a hot day. We will definitely go back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Candy E.
The social distancing parameters in place provide for a very safe outdoor experience. Food was limited but what we ordered was more than enough variety. The tomatoes in caprese salad were exceptional considering the early season for tomato harvest. Only downside was so bloody hot even at the nice shaded corner. Winery couldn't control that but if they were at capacity, I would pity the poor people sitting under the netting when temps are high and sun is hot...unless umbrellas are provided in addition. Overall a fantastic visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2020
Teresa C.
Great experience. Friendly staff, great wines and delicious food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2020
Katrena M.
There were a couple of customers who were walking around without masks. I find it disturbing and disrespectful when patrons do not follow safety protocol that are very clearly posted. Otherwise, great experience!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2020
Michelle Q.
Love Fortino!! Excellent

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2020
Letitia J.
Loved it! Awesome pizza Gino! Lauren was sweet and attentive as always!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 16, 2020
Brittney W.
Love the Almond Champagne

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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May 26, 2021
Sean P.
Great experience. Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2020
Erika H.
It was so nice to get out! It was safe, comfortable despite the heat, and the wine & food was delicious! We will be coming back for sure!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Sep 08, 2020
Mike P.
Our experience there was just perfect, and we would go back anytime. Despite it being very warm (107 degrees) and during times of COVID-19, Fortino staff made us very comfortable and safe. Gino, Kraig, and the other staff were fantastic in supporting that effort. The food was fresh, delicious, and very reasonably priced. The wine flights were awesome as well. I highly recommend a visit!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 15, 2021
John N.
The wine flights and food are a little pricey.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2020
Ruth P.
It was awesome!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2020
Dana E.
It was a perfect experience. Great Food. Great Wine. Great Customer Service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Marysol S.
Need more food options but overall had a great experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Nov 01, 2020
Judi C.
Always relaxing and enjoyable. Music would be nice

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 17, 2021
Debbie K.
Bree, Thank you for having some cheesecake and beignets to help celebrate my niece's birthday on Sunday. We had a great time, but were a little cold. Looking forward to summer and the outdoor area for wine and food!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2020
Denise S.
Great time !

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2020
Dora K.
Beautiful grounds, amazing selection of wines, yummy food choices and great service! Premises are clean and the friendly staff adhered to safety measures perfectly! Loved our experience! Can’t wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Mar 31, 2021
Toni K.
The welcoming atmosphere is always great and we receive amazing service. We love the wines, no matter what we select that day, many thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2020
Christina C.
Our waitress Raenna was amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 29, 2020
Cynthia H.
A fantastic and safe experience.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 30, 2021
Rocio N.
Need to offer proper utensils and plates if offering food.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 29, 2021
Monica N.
First time ever going to a winery close to home and I must say we will definitely be back . It was a great time and beautiful place as well as great service. Did I mention the wine was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2020
Mark Y.
Enjoyed our stop at Fortino. So glad you are doing this!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2020
Oscar O.
The food and Wine is great.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 25, 2020
Monica R.
We had a very relaxing time, the atmosphere, the food and wine were excellent. The staff and the Fortino family were so welcoming. Thank you for having such a safe and healthy enviroment.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2020
Kelsey D.
Great place! Would stop by again.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2020
Pat C.
Awesome time !

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 12, 2020
Diana G.
It was great! Love it as usual

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Nov 15, 2020
Becky G.
I really enjoyed every single tasting we tried! Highly recommend this place and definitely will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2020
Rebecca W.
Best winery in Gilroy!!! Food is amazing!!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
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Jun 27, 2020
Judi C.
Being so far from anyone is not as much fun. (Staff were all awesome) pasta was wonderful! Let’s do it agsin!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2020
Karyn C.
Very attentive service, they are so happy to be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2020
Toni K.
We had a beautiful time from start to finish. The wine and food were wonderful and the staff and service were professional ,pleasant , attentive and made us feel very safe! Thank you for a wonderful time. Will be back soon

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2020
Helen O.
Atmosphere was great. Food was very delicious. Staff is extremely pleasant and the wine is always perfect!!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 29, 2020
Todd J.
Love being able to help the Small Businesses in the area. Great time with family. The food was very good as rated by my expert Paella family members. Drink was outstanding as usual. Great service from the wonderful staff. We would have preferred an outdoor table on such a nice day and gorgeous setting, but 2020 does have its restrictions we must all live with. I will be back for another plate and glass.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2020
Cory M.
Wonderful experience! Staff were very friendly, environment enjoyable and food was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Russell L.
It was a very nice experience from check-in, to food and service. May I recommend more choices for food i.e., tri-tip sandwich or chicken salad. It was a beautiful day to listen to music and enjoy a glass of wine. Overall, a great experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2020
Larry L.
It was great to be back at the winery and enjoy the scenery and wine. Fantastic experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Oct 31, 2020
Lana A.
Loved everything, thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2021
Susanna M.
We had a great time ! First time and we will be back as the hospitality was sincere and the best . To have the choice not to have to bring our own food was super and the sliders were delicious ! I was especially happy that it is a family oriented place where my 19 year old could be with us for her sister’s birthday. It was also a joy to see younger kids there as well absorbing their family togetherness . Those above are key as the outside beauty of nature around always speaks for itself.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2020
Jo Ann S.
The staff was very respectful of social distancing, the food and wine were great it was so nice to be able to be outside enjoying time with friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2020
JP M.
Very nice people but could use a better organized service approach.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2020
Kevin M.
Wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The food,wine, and service were all excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Rebecca S.
We love it!