Dorcich Family Vineyard

The Ranch

Our estate vineyard lies on the east side of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the beautiful Uvas Valley just miles from the Monterey Bay. The Uvas River flows through the property year round with vines spanning both sides. The unique climate at this southern end of Santa Clara Valley consists of foggy mornings, hot dry days, and cool nights, creating ideal wine growing conditions for multiple varietals.

The first vines were planted in 1989 and we continued to expand the vineyard over the following decade. We continuously modify the vineyard and our farming practices to ensure the perfect unity with the surroundings of our impressive Uvas Valley.

Planted Acreage
50 acres
Soil type
Rocky alluvial soil with deposits of sandstone
Varietals Planted
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre, Malbec, Chardonnay
The Ranch - Dorcich Vineyards
Monte Bello Road - Dorcich Vineyards

Vidovich Family Vineyard

Monte Bello Road

Located at approximately 2,450’ above sea level and just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the Monte Bello vines lie in one of the most unique winegrowing climates in all of California. The coastal influence and unique soil make for a Cabernet Sauvignon grape that requires little manipulation on the winemaking end.

The vineyard on Monte Bello Road was planted by our father and brother Stephen in 1995. Dad and Nicholas continue to manage and farm this unparalleled vineyard overlooking the Silicon Valley.

Planted Acreage
5 acres
Soil type
Varietals Planted
Cabernet Sauvignon 110R Rootstock

Dorcich Family Vineyards

The Location

We are just a short drive from the heart of the Silicon Valley at the southern end of Santa Clara County.  Our location offers the ultimate day trip for just about anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area, whether you are up the Peninsula or vacationing in Carmel.  Come check us out!

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Our address

11775 Watsonville Rd. Gilroy, CA. 95020 USA