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Lightheart Cellars

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San Martin Gem

It doesn't take a wine connoisseur to know that a young winery with a host of prestigious awards is... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2015
PollyPureheart
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San Jose, California
Great backyard San Martin winery

We visited Lightheart Cellars for the 2nd time this weekend, as part of the Wineries of Santa Clara... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2014
DHook
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San Jose, California
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1 Feb 2015
“San Martin Gem”
2 Apr 2014
“Great backyard San Martin winery”
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Lightheart Cellars is a boutique estate winery in San Martin. Located at a residence it has the energy of a "Silicon Valley Garage Startup" and the charm of a rural home. Proprietors Jane and Sheldon fashion their wines by hand from the 6 vineyards...more
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305 Roosevelt Ave, San Martin, CA 95046-9402
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Reviewed February 1, 2015

It doesn't take a wine connoisseur to know that a young winery with a host of prestigious awards is worth a visit. A large selection of wine, lovingly and expertly made, served by friendly people in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere. This isn't the kind...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited Lightheart Cellars for the 2nd time this weekend, as part of the Wineries of Santa Clara County Passport weekend. We strongly recommend visiting this small, backyard winery both for the wine and for the ambiance. The "tasting room" is in the backyard now;...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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Sheldon_Haynie, Owner at Lightheart Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Glad to have you back, we are upgrading as time and cash flow permit and will continue. As a smaller residential winery, our facilities are not as grand, yet many appreciate the intimate ambience as you note. Coming on a weekend when there are fewer...More

Reviewed May 7, 2013

Husband and Wife operation. He's the grower, she's the winemaker. Unusual operation for this day and age. They lease small plots in proximity to their winery, which is behind their home, for $1.00/year, and mange the growing operations. They take the risk of loss on...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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Sheldon_Haynie, Owner at Lightheart Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2014

John, thanks for the kind words. We have worked hard to make Lightheart Cellars a place that people can be comfortable and enjoy their experience without pretension getting in the way. Please come back in 2014, we have some new releases that reflect our learnings...More

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