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In 1987, co-owners Bill and Brenda Murphy decided to plant a few rows of Chardonnay in their Saratoga backyard, both for landscaping purposes and to realize their dreams of being small-scale vintners. A few years later, the wines produced from this small backyard vineyard were good enough to sell to the public. It was at this point that Clos LaChance formed into a commercial winery. The first released wines were from the 1992 vintage. The next 15 years would take the Murphy’s from 200 cases of wine produced to 80,000; 3/4 of an acre to 150 acres planted and 20 full-time and 25 seasonal employees. Clos LaChance Winery takes its name from the small fenced-in area encompassing a vineyard (Clos) and from co-owner Brenda Murphy’s maiden name (LaChance). The Murphy’s chose the Hummingbird as the winery’s symbol for both its aesthetic beauty and its ability to keep other birds away from the grapes. Together with their daughters, Bill and Brenda have created a multi-generational, family-owned and operated winery. It is their dream that the third generation will eventually take over the business. The winery is located in San Martin, CA, within the Central Coast American Viticultural Area. Tucked into the beautiful Hayes Valley, Clos LaChance is a true wine country experience located only 30 minutes from the Silicon Valley. Click here for more information about visiting Clos LaChance Winery. Being a good steward of land and resources are key components in Clos LaChance’s winemaking practice. The family is especially vested in the sustainability of the winery and vineyard with the homes of creating a legacy for their children and grandchildren. Clos LaChance Winery and Estate Vineyard is proud to be Certified Sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
Clos LaChance Winery is open to the public for wine tasting, tours, picnicking and bocce ball. The winery is a stunning Old-World-inspired facility located in San Martin, California, only 30 minutes South of San Jose and 45 minutes North of Monterey. Click here for a map and directions to Clos LaChance. Clos LaChance’s Tasting Room welcomes visitors daily, showcasing a wonderful selection of wines and breathtaking views of 100 acres of vineyards and surrounding landscape. Wine geek or newbie, Clos LaChance’s knowledgeable Tasting Room Associates are trained to guide all guests through the magic of making and enjoying wine. Clos LaChance’s Tasting Room has received many awards and praises, including: Best Wine Tasting (The Best of Morgan Hill, 2011 and 2009) tastingroom Best Winery for Tasting (San Jose Mercury News, 2010 and 2009) Orbitz.com The San Francisco Chronicle (2009) About.com California Winery Advisor (2009) Trip Advisor ViciVino Wine Country This Week Clos LaChance offers a variety of wine tasting programs and tours. The winery also hosts special events throughout the year, including live music at __Time for Wine” (Thursdays, Memorial Day through Labor Day) and __Groovin’ in the Grove” (Sundays, May through October). Click here for more details about what to do while visiting Clos LaChance Winery. Clos LaChance Winery provides three beautiful venues for outdoor picnics: the Grand Terrace, the Mulberry Grove and the Entrance Gardens. All tables are available on a first come, first serve basis. Use of picnicking facilities are free with any wine purchase.