Thomas Kruse Winery


Welcome to Thomas Kruse Winery!

I am personally delighted when people take an interest in our endeavors and I like to show people what we do in the vineyard and in the winery. Visiting at different times during the year people are able to watch pruning and caring for the vines, harvesting the grapes, crushing, fermenting and pressing. Some days we are bottling and that's fun to watch too. Probably the most onerous task is applying all the labels. It's why my kids ran away from home vowing never to become winemakers.

We hope to make a visit to us a memorable and happy experience. We like to share our experience and the fruit of our labor with you.

Saturday Only, February 15

Barrel Tasting of 2013 Port plus Chocolate and Music

  • Noon to Four O'Clock
  • Ten Dollars Per Person - Tasting Charge Applied to Any Wine Purchase.
  • NOTE: Pre-Release Port Buyers Taste Free.

Wine Sale Saturday and Sunday

Read more about the event here!!!

BYOB - Saturday, Nov 16th, 11:00AM to 4:30PM

The wine is outstanding!! We will have live music and a small compendium of comestibles for your enjoyment. Read more about the event here!!!

Saturday March 1st - Vineyard Class

Register Now to be Assured of a Place. Limited Space

Dreaming of having your own vineyard some day. There is a great deal to learn. You will learn it all at my class to be held Sat., March 1st.

It is all day 9 to 3:30. Materials and lunch included. The cost is $85 per person or $150 per couple.

Why pay vineyard installers $50,000 an acre when you can do it, much better, for $10,000. Learn best methods, materials that last forever and plants and rootstocks best suited for your site. Save thousands by knowing how to write the specs if you contract to have a vineyard put in for you. And if you never plant a vine you will still have an lifelong understanding and greater appreciation of vineyards.

Contact me: email or call 408-842-7458 to secure you place.

Don't forget to take a look at our new Newsletter page!

Read everything about our annual events here!!!

Thomas Kruse Winery Savoir Terre TM

Savoir Terre TM is a new name for us. It means to know the land.

Starting with the 2011 and continuing with this harvest we are working with Jean-Claude to add to our offerings a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. This wine will be distinguished from Thomas Kruse Wines by the label and cellaring and aging protocol. It is created for the person who has the time and patience to cellar wine at home for a few years. The ongoing joke here is that this wine won't taste as good (initially) as the Thomas Kruse wines and it will be twice as expensive. But wait two years at the minimum and ten to twenty years at the maximum for a truly superb bottle of wine.

Production of Savoir Terre TM wines will be quite limited.


Thomas Kruse Winery - 3200 Dryden Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020 - Krusewine (at) aol (dot) com (no hotlink due to SPAMMers)