FAQs - Visiting Monte Bello

Have questions about visiting Monte Bello? We’ve compiled answers to the most commonly-asked questions below. We look forward to hosting you at Monte Bello!

General Visitation Guidelines

  • Tastings are by appointment only, limited to groups of 6 or fewer guests.
  • No picnicking
  • All guests must be 21 years of age or older. We cannot allow children or infants at this time.
  • Tasting appointments begin promptly at the reservation time. Late arrival will result in a shortened experience.
  • No outside food allowed
  • Due to the presence of rattle snakes in the area and for the safety of your pet, dogs are not permitted on property.

Preparing for your Visit

Getting to Monte Bello – High atop a Mountain

We are located at 2,300 feet in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The drive up Montebello Road is a very winding route that occasionally becomes a single lane. Additionally, Montebello road is a popular bicycle route. Please allow sufficient time to ensure you are able to make your drive carefully up the mountain. Carpooling is encouraged and large trucks and buses should contact us prior to your trip to confirm access is available.

Some Internet and GPS-based directions may be incorrect once you get onto Montebello Road. Stay on Montebello Road and continue up 4.4 miles until you reach 17100 Montebello (do not turn onto Peacock Court, Casa de Pino Way, or any other side road). There is no direct access to Ridge from Skyline Blvd or Page Mill Road.

Electric Car Charging

Traveling by electric vehicle? We have a Tesla charger available in our guest parking area.


Want to know the weather forecast for the day of your visit? Check the current weather or the extended forecast from the weather station located on Montebello Road.

Scheduling a Trade Visit

If you are a member of the wine industry and are interested in scheduling a trade-specific visit, please complete our Trade Visitation Request form.

Ridge Vineyards, Monte Bello

17100 Montebello Road, Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 1.408.868.1320


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