Brisket and Big Reds Tasting
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Brisket and Big Reds Tasting

General $60 / Members $50 

An annual tradition in Los Gatos, mark your calendars and reserve now!  More details will be posted soon but expect plenty of slow smoked brisket, sides and a tasting of 10 big, bold reds from around the world. This is a ridiculously tasty event and all wines are sale priced for the day. Mmmmmm brisket....

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September Wine Club Pickup Party
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

September Wine Club Pickup Party

Join us at ELS Los Gatos for the Wine Club September PUP! Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of August’s Club wines. Open to both members and the general public. As always, discounts will be offered on purchases and Special Orders on PUP night only, so come and stock up for those summertime gatherings or sipping al fresco! 
This is a casual walk-up tasting. General $20+ / WC Members $15 plus tax. 

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Rosé all Day Tasting
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Rosé all Day Tasting

Join us in tasting 12 of our favorite rosés from around the world! All wines will be discounted heavily the day of the tasting so you can stock up to get through the next couple months of this late Summer heat. Also, heirloom tomatoes will be starting to peak right around then...just saying!

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July Wine Club Pick-up Party Los Gatos
Jul
8
5:00 PM17:00

July Wine Club Pick-up Party Los Gatos

Join us at ELS Los Gatos for the Wine Club July PUP! Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of July’s Club wines. As always, discounts will be offered on purchases and Special Orders on PUP night only, so come and stock up for those summer BBQs!


This is a casual walk-up tasting.

Limited number of bottles are available to purchase at special pricing the evening of the Pick-up Party. Special Orders will be taken at discounted pricing the night of the Pick-up Party only.

General $20+ / WC Members $15 plus tax. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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June Wine Club Pick-up Party Los Gatos
Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

June Wine Club Pick-up Party Los Gatos

Join us at ELS Los Gatos for the Wine Club June PUP! Taste all of the wines, from all of the clubs, meet other club members, and walk away with a nice selection of June’s Club wines. As always, discounts will be offered on purchases and Special Orders on PUP night only, so come and stock up for Father’s Day!


This is a casual walk-up tasting.

Limited number of bottles are available to purchase at special pricing the evening of the Pick-up Party. Special Orders will be taken at discounted pricing the night of the Pick-up Party only.

General $20+ / WC Members $15 plus tax. Purchase your tickets online ahead of time for the easiest check-in!

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Collemattoni of Montalcino Tasting
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Collemattoni of Montalcino Tasting

Join us as we welcome Gabrizia Cellai from Collemattoni, a Brunello producer from Montalcino Italy, to ELS for a tasting event not to be missed. Imported by Girasole Imports, Collemattoni is quickly becoming one of the top names in the region. We will be tasting all 4 wines in their lineup along with some light aperitivi.

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Lateral Release Party w/ Marty Mathis
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Lateral Release Party w/ Marty Mathis

One of our favorite local winemakers, Marty Mathis, is joining us in Los Gatos to release the new vintage of his wildly popular Lateral Red!! Marty is famous for his world class Kathryn Kennedy label and behind some of our the most popular wines at Enoteca. Lateral, his “Right Bank” blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc from Napa always over delivers. Swing by, say hello and taste a horizontal of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages with all wines heavily discounted for only the night of the event.

Wednesday April 17th, 6pm-8pm

$15 Regular - $12 Members for a flight of 3 Lateral wines

This is a standup, informal tasting with no reservations necessary. Tables will be open on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are available online or at the door.

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NorCal vs SoCal Tasting - Los Gatos
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

NorCal vs SoCal Tasting - Los Gatos

Experience the wide array of styles and grapes that grow here in California in a comparative tasting event pitting the North vs the South! Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and all the other usual suspects will be poured from each side of the state.

18 wines - 6-8pm Wednesday, April 10th

$35 Regular / $28 Club Members

This is an informal, walk-up tasting. Please purchase tickets to ensure your spot!

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Kermit Lynch French Portfolio Tasting
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Kermit Lynch French Portfolio Tasting

Experience how wine industry professionals pick their wines and do it with industry treasure and trend setting distributor, Kermit Lynch. In 1972, with a $5,000 loan and maybe a bit of gumption, he opened Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant with thirty-five cases of wine stacked on the floor. Enamored of the Old World wine cultures of Europe, he became a retailer, distributor, and national importer for authentic wines that express their terroir. He has had so much success shining the spotlight on small, artisan producers that he has won two James Beard awards and was knighted by the French government with their prestigious “Legion d’Honneur.” 

Kermit Lynch's name on a wine label is a virtual stamp of guaranteed quality. That's why we've been fans of his wines since the day we got into the wine business. We are proud and honored to be able to offer you this wonderful opportunity to taste such a large selection of his current releases.

This tasting will feature 30 white and red wines from France hand selected from the portfolio by Luke Kamman of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants. Luke has been hand-selling Kermit wines for 8 years and will be representing the company at this event. He will be available to answer any questions you might have about the wines or the history of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants. Buy your tickets early for this one, it is sure to be a sell-out!

THIS IS A CASUAL STAND-UP TASTING.

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Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Tasting
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Tasting

SC Pinot Culture! $50/ $40 WC Members

Alfaro, Windy Oaks, Big Basin, Rhys, Lester, Partage, Mt Eden Vineyards, Sante Arcangeli and More!!!

Join us for a tasting featuring 25 premium Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noirs! Taste incredible wines, learn about our local, world-class wineries and be inspired to visit their vineyards – all without leaving the South Bay!

No other grape has garnered the collective admiration of the global wine drinking community as Pinot Noir. Experiencing a truly exceptional Pinot Noir is the Holy Grail for most top wine professionals, collectors and casual wine drinkers alike, and this is not likely to change anytime soon. The challenge: Pinot Noir is an extremely finicky grape that demands optimal conditions to flourish and achieve its potential greatness. When grown in the right location and handled with care and respect, however, it’s ability to express a sense of place via beguiling aromatics, seductive texture and layers of flavor is unmatched by any other varietal.  

The Santa Cruz Mountains AVA was established back in 1981 and was among the first to be defined by its mountain topography, which follows the fog line along the coast to encompass the highest vineyards on the ridge tops located at an elevation as high as 2600 feet. The vineyards, wineries and the wines from this historic AVA have come to reflect this mountain terrain, their proximity to the ocean and the resulting maritime climate. This unique local region, one that captures all these varied geographical features, and the wines that it produces are finally gaining the acclaim and attention that they deserve.

 We are proud of this amazing viticultural jewel, located right in our backyard, and invite you to come and experience some of the top wines and producers that have made it one of the most exciting and dynamic regions in the country.

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Champagne Tasting-Los Gatos
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Champagne Tasting-Los Gatos

CHAMPAGNE TASTING {Los Gatos}
from 40.00

Date: Wednesday, December 19th

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Who doesn't love bubbles! 

Join us at ELS in Los Gatos for our annual celebration of Champagne! We will be pouring 10+ bottles of true Champagne from the best grower-producers and great houses of the region ranging from blanc de blancs to rosé and everything in between. The perfect opportunity to taste, learn, and stock up for the holidays!

All wines will be available during the event at special event pricing.

Location: Enoteca La Storia - Los Gatos

$50 Members / $60 General
 

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December Wine Club Pick-up Party
Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

December Wine Club Pick-up Party

DECEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)
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Date: Monday, December 10th
Time: 5pm-8pm 

Join us for our monthly wine club pickup party! Always a fun and educational tasting, we will be opening the different wines from our numerous clubs. All wines are steeply discounted and available for purchase only the day of the party. This is an informal, walk up tasting but be sure to show up early!

Location: Enoteca La Storia, Los Gatos

$20 General / $15 Members

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Top Shelf Cab Tasting-Los Gatos
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Top Shelf Cab Tasting-Los Gatos

TOP SHELF CAB TASTING {Los Gatos}
from 50.00

Date: Wednesday, December 5th

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

This has always been one of our most popular tastings and is not to be missed!

Join ELS in Los Gatos to taste 10+ of the best Cabernets around the world with a heavy emphasis on Napa Valley. This is an awesome chance to taste some of the biggest names in the industry side-by-side and grab the perfect gift for the holidays. 

All wines will be available during the event at special event pricing.

Location: Enoteca La Storia - Los Gatos

$50 Members / $60 General
 

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Holiday Tasting -Los Gatos
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Tasting -Los Gatos

HOLIDAY TASTING {Los Gatos}
from 20.00

Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Join us at ELS Los Gatos in tasting 12+ wines perfect for your holiday table! This range of reds, whites and bubbles are all meticulously selected to pair perfectly with all of the turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing that you can eat!

All wines poured will be available during the event at special event pricing!

Location: Enoteca La Storia - Los Gatos

$25 General / $20 Members

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NOVEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

NOVEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)

NOVEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)
from 15.00

Date: Monday, November 5th
Time: 5pm-8pm 

Join us for our monthly wine club pickup party (open to all)! Always a fun and educational tasting, we will be opening different wines from our numerous clubs. All wines are steeply discounted and available for purchase only the day of the party. This is an informal, walk up tasting but be sure to show up early! If you would like to sit at a table and dine while you are tasting please call 408-625-7272 for a reservation.

Location: Enoteca La Storia, Los Gatos

$20 General / $15 Members

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L' ARCO VINI TASTING - LOS GATOS
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

L' ARCO VINI TASTING - LOS GATOS

L' ARCO VINI TASTING - LOS GATOS
from 20.00

Thursday October 25th, 6-8PM

Girasole Imports invites you to experience the wines of Luca Fedrigo. This is an opportunity to taste through a portfolio which carries forward the heritage of Giuseppe Quintarelli, an icon of the wines of Valpolicella in Northern Italy, into a new generation. The wines are available on a limited basis from Girasole Imports in partnership with Luca. These are wines made from native Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella and more, using methods that produce rich, ripe, intense, and balanced reds that pair well with stewed and braised meats, roasts, game and other fall dishes.

L’Arco is a project of passion stemmed from the tutelage of the legendary Amarone producer Giuseppe Quintarelli. At the young age of 17, Luca Fedrigo began his winemaking career when Giuseppe offered him an apprenticeship and took him under his wing. After 11 years of diligent practice, and with the support of Quintarelli, Luca decided to form his own winery, L’Arco. The estate is located in the most traditional of all seven Valpolicella zones, Negrar, and is in close proximity to the Quintarelli estate. The winery’s name, which literally means “The Arch”, refers to a stone arch called “Arco di Giove” that dates back to the 16th century and can be seen from the Fedrigo family’s farmhouse. For Luca, the Arch forges a connection to the past and he hopes to inspire that same connection with each of his traditionally made wines.

We will be pouring the full line-up of L’Arco wines: Amarone Classico, Acrum, Valpolicella, Pario, Rosso Veronese, Rubeo and Zoe Recioto

This is a casual, walk-up tasting. Please purchase tickets through link below.

$20 Members/$25 General

If you wish to enjoy dinner prior to or during the tasting, please make a reservation by calling us at 408-625-7272.

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OCTOBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

OCTOBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY

OCTOBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY {Los Gatos}
from 15.00

Date: Monday, October 8th  
Time: 5pm-8pm 

Join us for our monthly wine club pickup party! Always a fun and educational tasting, we will be opening all 16 different wines from our numerous clubs. All wines are steeply discounted and available for purchase only the day of the party. This is an informal, walk up tasting but be sure to show up early!

Location: Enoteca La Storia, Los Gatos

$20 General / $15 Members

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Produttori di Manduria (CP Vini) Tasting
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Produttori di Manduria (CP Vini) Tasting

Produttori di Manduria (CP Vini) Tasting-Los Gatos
from 15.00

September 27th 6-8PM

Come joins us and taste the wines of Produttori di Manduria (CP Vini) from the Puglia Region of Italy, hosted by Paula Barbarito-Levitt, Italian Wine and Food Specialist, Cookbook Author, and Co-owner of Girasole Imports. If you like Zinfandel you will love the wines she is tasting! Three are 100% Primitivo, which is the same grape as Zinfandel. These wines are hearty and fruity like California Zinfandel but they are also fresh and minerally, without the jamminess that some Zinfandels can have. The other two are mostly Negroamaro, a fruity, earthy, spicy, dark berry and cherry flavored wine. The Salice Salentino (85% Negroamaro, 15% Malvasia Nera) is one of our most popular wines!

This is a casual walk-up tasting event. If you would like to sit down and enjoy dinner while you are tasting, reservations are recommended.

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Brisket and Big Reds (Los Gatos)
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Brisket and Big Reds (Los Gatos)

Join us on what is sure to be an epic afternoon of BBQ and "Big Reds!"  This event will feature the biggest, boldest and inkiest reds that we can muster, to go toe-to-toe with BBQ!

This is a casual, walk-up tasting of wines to pair with BBQ. Please call to make reservations if you wish to sit at a table. Wines subject to change.

2016 Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel

2016 Turley Juvenile Zin

2014 Comartin Cuvée Cassidy

2016 Domaine Les Genestas Cotes du Rhone

2014 l'Arco Rosso Veronese

2015 Quilt Cabernet

2013 CP Vini Salice Salentino Riserva

Saturday September 22nd from 1-3PM

Brisket and Big Reds Tasting (Los Gatos)
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Nebbiolo Tasting (Los Gatos)
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Nebbiolo Tasting (Los Gatos)

Nebbiolo Tasting (Los Gatos)
from 20.00

Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, Ghemme, Carema, Spanna, Chiavannasca and Picutener they are all the same grape, NEBBIOLO! Come join us on Sept 15th from 1-3 PM to taste and compare the different wines of Italy made from the Nebbiolo grape! This is a casual walk-up tasting. If you would like to stay for lunch, reservations are recommended.

September 15th from 1-3PM

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SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)
Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)

DECEMBER WINE CLUB PICK-UP PARTY (LOS GATOS)
from 15.00

Date: Monday, December 10th
Time: 5pm-8pm 

Join us for our monthly wine club pickup party! Always a fun and educational tasting, we will be opening the different wines from our numerous clubs. All wines are steeply discounted and available for purchase only the day of the party. This is an informal, walk up tasting but be sure to show up early!

Location: Enoteca La Storia, Los Gatos

$20 General / $15 Members

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Champagne and Food Pairing (Los Gatos)
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Champagne and Food Pairing (Los Gatos)

$80 per person, includes food and Champagne!  

Dessert Champagne to be announced soon!

Champagne and Food Pairing (Los Gatos)

Join us for a guided tour of Champagne with co-owner Michael Guerra Certified Sommelier, CSW, IWP, IWS. The tasting will include 5 unique styles all paired with appropriate foods. Specific wines will be chosen based on availability and announced 2 weeks prior to the event.

The pairings will be:

NV Veuve Fourny “Grande Reserve” Brut with Osetra caviar and creme fraiche on a crostino.

NV Hure Freres “L’Invitation” Brut Reserve with wild mushroom ravioli.

NV Veuve Fourny Premier Cru Brut Rose with Nova Scotia salmon, mascarpone cream, and capers.

2008 Pierre Gimmonet “Fleuron” Premier Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs with “Secret Recipe” fried chicken.

Extra Dry Champagne with cannoli.

September 5th from 6-8PM

This is a seated tasting event, reservations with a credit card are required. Cancellations made with less than a 48 hour advance notice will incur a $50 fee per person. When you make your reservation please enter “Champagne” in the notes.

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Cellar Clearance Tasting!!! (Los Gatos)
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Cellar Clearance Tasting!!! (Los Gatos)

Cellar Clearance Tasting!!! (Los Gatos)
from 15.00

Tuesday August 28th 6-8PM

Come help us clear out our cellar to make room for new and exciting inventory!!! We will be tasting 10-15 wonderful wines and they will ALL be deeply discounted the day of the tasting ONLY! This will be a casual stand-up tasting. If you would like to also have dinner with us, reservations are suggested as seating is first come first serve without reservations. Hope to see you all soon!

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Joe's Heirloom Tomatoes and Jazz (Los Gatos)
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Joe's Heirloom Tomatoes and Jazz (Los Gatos)

We’ve developed a bit of a cult following for the heirloom tomatoes from our little farm in Los Gatos.  Each year we harvest up to 4,000 pounds of meticulously, organically grown, exotic heirloom tomatoes.  We turn them into simple, but exquisite dishes that showcase the quality of the ingredients and farming.  

Our special tomato menu usually runs from mid-July through the end of October.  

During the best part of the season - early August - each year, we host “The Don Olivet Quartet” and Girasole Imports for “Tomatoes and Jazz”.  It’s an event where you can experience ten unique heirloom tomato dishes, with 25 of the most tomato appropriate paired Italian wines, and listen to some amazing live Jazz from a legendary local.             Click here to learn more about the Don Olivet quartet.

Saturday, August 11th, 1 - 4PM

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