4525 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA
Located in Gilroy, CA, Fortino Winery is a historic vineyard and winery venue that hosts weddings and other milestone occasions. Since its opening in 1970, three generations of the Fortino family have operated this business. The rolling hillside, cultivated landscape, and magnificent redwood trees comprise scenic surroundings for your wedding festivities. The Fortino Winery property was established in 1970, as Ernest and Marie Fortino took over a vineyard dating back to the 1930s. This rustic setting was similar to Ernest’s hometown in Calabria, Italy. After decades of cultivating vines, he passed on the vineyard to his children, Gino and Teri. The vineyards have been expanded to around 50 acres in size, with a portion still dry-farmed as Ernest did. A new generation of the Fortino family has joined the business: Nick, Kevin, and Austin. The property they attend to features a number of amenities and facilities to enhance the enjoyment of your celebration. Outdoors, you can exchange your vows at a gorgeous redwood pavilion with surrounding redwoods and swaths of lush vineyards. Indoors, this venue includes a large get-ready room for to-be-weds to prepare and relax on their big day. Additionally, guests may enjoy the historic Barrel Room and the Tasting Room, suffused with old-world charm. Further amenities include a covered bar, a dance area, and wheelchair-accessible features. Wedding services offered at Fortino Winery include venue booking as well as in-house catering and bartending. Outdoor ceremonies and receptions for up to 300 guests can be accommodated in the Redwood Terrace, with grassy sites, a raised bandstand, and a bar area. Indoors, the Tasting Room can host up to 30 guests and the Barrel Room up to 100 guests. You and your guests may enjoy a full menu of Italian cuisine and while the night away with dancing and laughter.