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The Fogarty Winery Tasting Room
The Fogarty Tasting Room is a great place to taste wine, enjoy some great views, and make the acquaintance of our tasting room staff, who are happy to show you the full range of our wines. You might even make some new friends while you're here. (It's been known to happen.)

Tasting Room Hours:  
Wednesday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tasting Room Menu:
We offer two styles of tastings to choose from:
(click here to see our current tasting room menu)

Custom Signature Tasting:
Mix and match any five wines from our menu for $12.00.

Focused Tasting:
Mix and match any three wines from our menu for $8.00.

Complimentary Wine Tasting Every Wednesday
Mix and match any four wines for free!

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve: CLOSED
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Saturday, December 26th: 11-5pm
Sunday, December 27th: 11-5pm

New Years Eve: 11-2pm
New Years Day: CLOSED
Saturday, January 2nd: 11-5pm
Sunday, January 3rd: 11-5pm

Group Tastings
Would you like to bring a group of friends to our tasting room to celebrate a special occasion? We're glad to help. Just call 650-851-6777, or Rick Davis, our tasting room manager.

Special Events
Our tasting room is available for private tasting events.
Please Rick Davis for details or call 650-851-6777.


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Rick Davis, Tasting Room Manager

Tasting Wine

Are you a first-time tasting room visitor, or wine-lover who wants to learn more about wine? A good place to start is with the proper wine-tasting technique. The following basic steps will help you develop your palate, increase your appreciation and knowledge of wine, and fool even the most discerning wine snob!

  1. Pour a little wine into your glass. If you're tasting whites and reds, start with the white wines, then move down the menu. Your pourer will guide you along the right path.
  2. Color. Tilt the glass to observe the wine's color and to get an idea of the wine's age. White wines can gain deeper hues as they age; red wines tend to lose color.
  3. Swirl the wine around, holding the glass by the stem, to areate the wine and release its aromas.
  4. Sniff the wine by tilting and holding the glass up to your nose. It's not necessary to actually inhale the wine itself; just let the aromas fill your nose. Different varietals give off different aromas; what do you smell?
  5. Sip the wine so that you can appreciate the full flavors; different parts of your toungue will register different tastes; the sides of your mouth will register the tannins in red wines.
  6. What do you taste? Is the wine dry or sweet? Are the flavors balanced with the alcohol? More important, do you like it?

Wine Tasting Etiquette: It's quite alright to spit your wine into the bucket on the counter. Feel free to sip some water or eat a cracker between tastings to cleanse your palate. You don't need to rinse your glass between every tasting.


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Thomas Fogarty Winery | 19501 Skyline Boulevard | Woodside, CA 94062  | 650.851.6777 |
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