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The Mountain Terrace

Sunnyvale, California

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The Mountain Terrace

Sunnyvale, California

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D
6 January 2020

If you are in the market for an incredible venue and on a budget that won't leave you and your loved one in debt, this is where you need to be. I can't believe we got so lucky as to find Marina and her team at Domenico. They've been around long enough and have so many details all figured out, the space is GORGEOUS and recently updated. The staff is super professional and accomodating. Oh... and the wine is freaking amazing! More...

T
6 January 2020

We had a great experience with Domenico Winery. Everyone really worked with us to make our dream wedding come true! Our party size of 400 was not easy to handle but the Domenico Wintery Team made the night seamless. We highly recommend this as a venue!!! Our guests also really enjoyed themselves and loved the venue, servers, and bartenders! More...

K
5 January 2020

My husband and I had our August 2019 wedding reception at Domenico Winery, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! The venue itself is stunningly beautiful and accommodated our 160 guests with ease. The food was fantastic and we got so many compliments on it. We opted for the donut bar which the guests (and us) loved! The staff was really attentive and made the day flow seamlessly. Would recommend this place 100%!! More...

A
25 December 2019

2nd stop on the wine hop tour and this place does not disappoint -- this space has a beautiful event space that can be rented out as well as an indoor/outdoor wine/restaurant service style section -- the interior is really nice inside with long tables for big parties and a long bar where guests can also sit at.  They have a small food menu for people who want to nosh on something while they drink their wine or take their flight.  I don't remember what the price was for the flight, but there were 4 wines we had tasted and 2 out of the 4 were unique in name.  Each wine was pretty easy to drink and was enjoyed around good company.  I liked how this place also did not close as early as the last one (past 5pm). More...

L
16 December 2019

Great wines and friendly courteous staff! Highly recommend!!! ❤️

J
13 December 2019

I didn't post photos before but shout out Jenny! It's always fun to look back she just made everything so easy.

C
12 December 2019

Fantastic venue for a party!  We just hosted our company holiday party here and received great feedback and had such a good time.  They were extremely accommodating with our last minute changes and made it an enjoyable experience for all.  I highly recommend booking with them.  A special shout out to Tani, Aaron, and Nick who assisted us throughout the whole process.  Thank you thank you! More...

C
7 December 2019

Domenico Winery was such a surprise when we went to check out the venue. It's in an industrial area but once you step inside you forget where you are as the reception hall is full of string lights with wine barrels stacked to the ceiling. The bar area is super gorgeous with the large mirror. We are so excited to have our reception here. Ps the wines are good as well! More...

P
3 December 2019

Cool Vibe, decent wine selection, great prices and great food options. This place has potential of being the go-to wine bar in the area. Namely bc of the pricing & food selection! The service is OK... we come here often with friends and the experience is generally average. More...

L
22 November 2019

loved the appetizer choices!! pizza was delicious...and french fries for the boy!

D
14 November 2019

We celebrated a birthday party on the Osteria side. The venue was perfect for our needs. We had approx 30 guests. The catering was perfect, good quality food and lots of options to customize. We also utilized their projector and screen, perfect for a slideshow. Connected to their in-house Sonos music system. Their staff was pleasant and checking in throughout the event. Also it's a great location mid-Peninsula. More...

C
6 November 2019

Michael is the absolute best. I take my grandma for lunch and wine tasting; and he always goes out of his way to talk to her and make her smile. It really means the world to us both. He doesn't have to, and he always has a kind word to say to her, and actually listens to her. It makes her feel special, Michael is a true class act. We also love Sonny, who always has a smile on her face and makes wine tasting at Dominco's fun. Thank you both of you!! More...

J
5 November 2019

I held an event here and everything was handled expertly and professionally from start to finish. The different spaces they offer give you options in terms of the number of guests. Their food offerings and wine list are also great. The day of the event everything ran smoothly. The serving staff was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The appetizers served were delicious. I highly recommend Domenico Winery for events big or small. More...

L
4 November 2019

Hosted a team dinner here and everyone absolutely loved it! The ambiance was exactly what we were looking for, the food was amazing, and everyone who I worked with was so helpful and sweet. Numerous people asked if we could come back next year too! More...

J
4 November 2019

Domenico Winery is a tucked away gem in San Carlos.The food is excellent and the wines were surprisingly terrific!  Be sure to try some of the desserts - all awesome. The owners are very friendly and welcoming.Would definitely recommend this place - great atmosphere. More...

M
3 November 2019

This venue is beautiful - it's quite the hidden gem. It's located in an industrial area so as you're driving to the place, it just pops up out of nowhere. I went for an event so didn't get the full experience but did enjoy the wine that was offered. As you walk in, it's very spacious and clean. These are the two things that I noticed immediately. Great spot to check out if you are in the neighborhood. More...

K
18 October 2019

This was a very nice experience. I really enjoyed the steel aged Chardonnay. The food, presentation and service were wonderful. The space is smartly decorated with market lights and barrel walls. This is not a stroll-the-landscaped-grounds winery, this is an urban winery. I would definitely recommend this space for event rentals. More...

B
16 October 2019

We have been going to Domenico's for years. Love to party and meet our friends there. Awesome delicious wines.

K
5 October 2019

Great food, $$ great wine $$$ great atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The closest thing we’ve had to Italian style pizza in the Bay Area. If you haven’t been you need to go! locally family owned and operated is always s a plus! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ More...

M
30 September 2019

The beauty of nature. The food was great, too.

P
24 September 2019

We loved our time here! The tasting was so much fun! A wonderful selection for the tasting, with friendly and knowledgeable pourers. We were not rushed, even though we stayed past closing! The owner even visited with some tasty flatbread! The wine is great, the food excellent! The pizza is WOW- oh so yummy! Lovely ambiance! Can’t wait to go back! Great, great spot! More...

J
22 September 2019

Dominick and his team have created a great place in San Carlos to drop in or plan an event. They went the extra mile to do a "meet the winemaker" event a couple of years back. My last visit they added pizza, really good pizza to enjoy during your visit. Good people, good wines, good times. More...

S
10 September 2019

Loved the Rose. Definitely going back!My company decided to try this place for a team gathering. Good choice!   Nice open seating. The staff were very nice and accommodating. Pizzas were my favorite. More...

M
2 September 2019

The pictures shown for this place was not the place I walked into. It's a much smaller area with only one counter for tastings. But the wine was pretty decently priced and very good. There was a wine from South Africa that was my favorite- highly recommend trying. I ordered a margherita pizza which was amazingly good after my friend and I finished a bottle. Would definitely go again even with their enclosed area. More...

R
29 August 2019

Went there on a company outing. Such a beautiful place. Would highly recommend for weddings and get together. They have good food and the ambience is great

M
22 August 2019

This place is awesome! Food is off the charts good and they had a wine sampler menu of 5 generous pours of wine for $15. Super friendly staff and a nice vibe. I didn't order the pizza but when I saw the table next to me I wish I had. I almost asked for a slice... I'll be back! More...

S
18 August 2019

A lovely winery and barrelroom. Some of our friends had their wedding in the large barrel room reception space. Was really a lovely setting and great set up for the bar and photo booth. All of the server and buffet staff were attentive and well mannered. Zero complaints and the food was pretty good too. Much better than a lot of the standard wedding buffet food. I was surprised by the size of the space given that it's located in a pretty commercial area. But looks are certainly deceiving. Wine service was also great too. They did a great job with the reception and handled a 180 person wedding party really well. Even the parking for the wedding was triaged well and ran efficiently. Well done. More...

R
17 August 2019

Very beautiful place. Beautiful landscape.

K
12 August 2019

Dream wedding reception at Domenico Winery!  My husband and I recently had our wedding reception at Domenico Winery and could not have been happier with how it turned out.  From start to finish, everything was top notch from the service, to the food, to the ambiance.  It is such a beautiful venue, we had guests commenting all night on how perfect it was.  We opted for the votive candles on the wine barrels which I highly recommend because they create such a magical glow!  We had a donut bar which the guests absolutely loved and it was super fun for our kid guests as well.  The food wasn't your typical mass produced wedding food, it was all fresh-tasting and delicious!  The bar was gorgeous as well, and there never seemed to be a line, as the bar tenders were quick and also super friendly!  I really just can't say enough good things about Domenico Winery.   We mainly worked with Jenni P who made our experience wonderful because she is super responsive to emails, and very accommodating to our requests.  Thank you Domenico Winery for the most perfect wedding reception! More...

G
9 August 2019

Wonderful & friendly staff. The wine tasting was great & staff was knowledgeable

D
26 July 2019

Domenico Winery is a hidden gem tucked away in an unassuming industrial area of San Carlos. Upon entry, there was a cool little space at the entrance where our guests hung out during cocktail hour. Available to the Bridal Party, upon request, we had a private area/room upstairs for our own use (hangout before the grand entrance, hide and eat appetizers, there was even a little balcony overlooking the main reception area). The Cask Room is the main reception space where Domenico hosted our evening wedding reception for 330 people (including vendors). The event space was more than enough to accommodate our needs -- 34 dinner tables, DJ, live-band, photobooth, etc. The venue really doesn’t need much to have a nice semi-formal/formal feel, it definitely has the winery vibe without having to drive all the way up to Napa or out to the Tri-Valley area.

We worked closely with Azeema and she was a pivotal piece in bringing our vision to life. Nobody really knew this, but we booked Domenico Winery less than 4 months from our wedding day, which I think says a lot about Azeema and her ability to put a wedding reception together with very little time to work with. She always made herself available and was very accommodating of our needs and since we had such a big guest count which included both cocktail hour and dinner we had a ton of logistics to work out. Azeema quickly answered any and all of our questions and made sure we had everything we needed for our reception. She worked with our day-of coordinator to make sure there were no worries leading up to the big day. We knew the food and drinks would be a hit because we attended two tastings ahead of the reception where we were able to taste all the different food options, bar offerings, desserts, etc. The tastings were a great opportunity to be able to see how the venue would look with different table, linen, plate setting, and chair configurations. Azeema personally checked in with us whenever we went out to the tasting events to see if anything caught our eye or if we were interested in certain set-ups. Overall, it was a pleasure working with Azeema and the Domenico Winery staff. We received so many great compliments from our family and friends about the venue -- how it looked, how everything was set up, and how nobody even knew it was there, well it’s there and available for your next event. Everything really came together and looked great, far exceeding my expectations. I would highly recommend Domenico Winery, not just as a wedding venue but for any event, it’s a really great place with wonderful staff, we truly lucked out with landing Domenico Winery for our reception.
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D
25 July 2019

Boy, is this place beautiful! My husband and I originally came across this place before the remodel and even then it was "love at first sight" for us! We had no idea it could become even more beautiful after the renovations.We found Domenico through a suggestion from Weddingwire online and decided to schedule a walk through. Our first visit to Domenico we met with Marina and right away we were impressed with how welcoming and informative she was. After every visit to the winery we were introduced to more people that worked there. Each and every person was so amazing from the wine tasting staff down to the waiters. Everyone seemed genuinely nice compared to other wineries we had visited. We were assigned a venue coordinator that worked with us very closely on every detail to help execute our ideal wedding. Everything turned out perfect! Another plus about this place is the food! My guest couldn't stop raving about how much they enjoyed their food.Can't wait to visit the winery again just for wine tasting. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an event venue. You will not be disappointed! More...

A
25 July 2019

This winery is located in an industrial area, not your typical winery. The place is nice and well designed.They recently opened a kitchen to pair with their wine. My favorite wine was their 2018 Sirene Rose. It is more on the sweeter side but it was tasty!We also ordered the black truffle pizza and it was amazing! But it is hard to go wrong with truffle! More...

K
22 July 2019

moms a member and we always get treated so well. This food now is yummy we checked it out on Saturday! Love this place

J
15 July 2019

It’s a lovely place perfect for a romantic set up, view is spectacular �

G
12 July 2019

It appears things have changed... for the better.  They now have an actual restaurant, and it's great!  To start with, it's like an oasis in the desert.   No place nearby comes close.  And compared to Laurel Ave - there's parking!  The ambience and fittings are top notch (you HAVE to see the bathroom faucets!).  The presentation of the food is Top Notch.  The portions are healthy.  The spinach salad with panceta, beets, and peaches was to die for!  The cheese/salami combo platter was top notch.  The white pie Prociutto pizza was very good.  Prices are reasonable.  And did I mention there's an entire Winery here - full scale wine production, large event space (e.g. weddings, corporations), class/meeting rooms, wine making classes, oh, and did I mention they sell the wine?  Plus, they cater, do take out, etc. for nearby companies that need sustenance.   Of course, you're not supposed to drink during the work day, right?  So hang out outside after work... More...

J
19 June 2019

Thank you so much Jenni Pelas for helping me organize an unforgettable event for my law firm.  Domenico Winery was spacious, beautiful, required minimal decorations, made us signature cocktails, all of the guests raved about the food and the projector playing the Warriors game. Jenni and her staff made sure that I didn't fall apart planning this event, she was organized, accommodating, the staff was polite, and everything was just so effortless.  I highly recommend asking for her if you're planning a corporate event, wedding, or just a big bash. More...

D
10 June 2019

Excellent wines.  Does not disappoint.  Join their Wine Club for the best deals.

T
8 June 2019

So plan was to have Boba, detoured to winery.  Ugh, somewhat apples and oranges analogy. But oh Domenico, feeling more attraction to you today, you're so difficult to shake off, so this is the chosen one.  I can rationalize though, needed to pick up wine club member order so that's why.  And just in time, winery was featuring the future 2016 Super Tuscan for tasting.  I say like relationships, it all about timing. More...

R
27 May 2019

Awesome wine and staff and setting!

R
15 May 2019

Staff here is amazing, super knowledgeable, and friendly. The large open area is great for hosting events, and the space provides a versatile backdrop.

J
12 May 2019

Love Mountain Terrace events! I've attended several of their brunches/dinners for special days (Easter, Mother's Day, Valentines). Always good quality food and very nice ambiance and view. The brunches are great because kids can play on the lawn while you relax. Would strongly recommend! More...

G
6 May 2019

We had Design Tech HS Gala. Venue was excellent, staff were amazing and accommodating, menu was tasty! Thank you! Only one issue happened, no fault of the owners, we had personal property (expensive prescription glasses and shoes, along with pricey Gala auction items) go missing during the clean up process. The box that held the items was obvious that it wasn't trashed. It would be comforting to know security cameras are in place to provide some security assurances during events. More...

C
28 April 2019

This is a great winery in an industrial area. A diamond in the rough as people would say.The wine here is delicious and high quality. The atmosphere is excellent. The staff is highly knowledgeable and courteous.I would recommend this spot to all my wine friends and family! More...

S
28 April 2019

cute, open space with both indoor and outdoor seating. in a few months, they will also be serving food which is pretty exciting. the staff is friendly and inviting. the only downside might be somewhat limited parking in the lot. however, we were able to find parking across the street. More...

E
28 April 2019

We had our wedding reception here back in September 2018. We were so happy to find this hidden gem. Located in an industrial area, you never would have imagined this place would be a winery! Their reception area was very spacious and their market lights and wine barrels made the place give it a romantic feel. It was different from many other venues I've seen and it was at a reasonable price. I love that they have a balcony inside; Our band played jazz/blues from the top during cocktail hour which set the mood for the entire night. While our wedding party made their entrance from the bride room on the first floor, we made our grand entrance from the top and danced our way down. They offer seasonal menu tastings, and we tried their fall menu. We wanted our wedding to be New Orleans French Quarter themed, so we looked for a caterer for southern/cajun food. We weren't having any success so we reached back out to Domenico and Marina, whom we worked very closely with, said that they can do custom menus and that they've done a southern menu before. We came back in for a private tasting and we were sold! Everything they made was sooooo goooood! So glad we got to go with in-house catering!Big props for Marina. While there were other associates who have helped here and there and the place was going through renovations, Marina remained constant. She answered all of our questions and kept everything organized. We did a walk-through with Marina and our coordinator and Marina was very patient with us in the process. I have one very minor complaint. I went back and forth with ordering gold chargers for the table setting. We had 210 guests in attendance and already didn't go with chiavari chairs that I originally wanted, but in the end I finally decided to order the chargers. The chargers didn't start being set on the table until about halfway through cocktail hour. While I've experienced table settings not being complete at other weddings I've attended, I was extremely disappointed to see that none of the gold chargers appeared in ANY of my wedding photos. Hours of crafting my vision for the table setting happened, but without the photos being able to capture it all, it was incomplete. Overall I still had a great experience. I'm only docking a few points off but would still round it up to a 5. The staff and bartenders on the day of were amazing and very friendly. I am so glad that the renovations were complete just in time for the wedding. Now that the tasting room is open we can't wait to go back and reminisce about our wedding day at Domenico! More...

S
21 April 2019

We attended Easter brunch with 5 adults and 2 four year old boys. Various games were set up on the lawn and an Easter egg hunt was held for the children. We sat at a table on the patio where we could enjoy the spectacular view and watch the boys as they played on the lawn. It was a great family friendly venue. All the staff were very friendly and the food plentiful and tasty. The whole family had a great time. More...

S
1 April 2019

Always a great time. Wine is excellent and the crew is spectacular. My go to place for sure!

E
28 March 2019

I loved the modern industrial feel of the winery with the barrels, string lights, and concrete floors. The food was great, the service was fantastic, and working with this venue was quite an easy and straightforward process. They worked with us to make our day exactly what we wanted and were willing to accommodate any of the requests we made of them! More...

S
23 March 2019

It was great fun for the North Star Academy’s auction.

J
16 March 2019

The entire staff of Domenico Winery was very helpful and responsive to our needs. I changed the menu a couple of times and the staff was not the least bit fazed by this. The food and drink were excellent, served in a beautiful, professional, and plentiful manner. The venue is lovely, and even though this was a rehearsal dinner, not the wedding, everyone commented that it could have been the wedding itself. We were thrilled with the outcome of the entire evening and the price was fair especially for a beautiful venue in the Bay Area. More...

L
16 March 2019

Lovely spot for a fundraising event last night. Well socialized staff and excellent food/fine/ambiance. Big thanks to Marcello, Aaron, and Joe for going the extra mile for Rise Together Education.

B
9 March 2019

This venue was beautiful, the food & wine was delicious and the staff was amazing! They took care of every little detail. We added the Martini bar which the guests loved . Thank you Domenico Winery for a beautiful & perfect day! More...

N
8 March 2019

I can't recommend Domenico Winery enough! Our wedding reception was flawless, thanks to the amazing work of Domenico. Working with Marina and her team was an absolutely pleasure! I was planning my wedding from Australia and Marina went out of her way to make sure every last detail was planned with me (we literally had hundreds of emails over the course of 9 months!) She would arrange for special tastings, meet with me when I was in town and moved around her schedule to accommodate my needs (which was very much appreciated!) I am so grateful to have worked with these kind people, the service was tremendous and the reception was breathtaking. My guests (a lot of whom are french!) loved the food and the Domenico wine was sensational. I can't speak highly enough of Domenico. Thank you for making my wedding so special. More...

P
23 February 2019

Couldn’t decide if I wanted to compliment the wines or the service or the atmosphere first because every bit of this place is amazing! Thanks to Mike and Dominick for a great afternoon! More...

D
23 February 2019

The wine, owner & manager are awesome. This is our first stop after flying from KY & couldn't be more pleased! �

J
21 February 2019

My friends and I needed something to do indoorsy this weekend with it pouring in the bay area. I was visiting from Las Vegas and did a quick yelp search. We found ourselves at this cute little winery in Redwood City. We weren't sure what to expect but arriving at this location, it had beautiful wooden doors into the venue. I believe they have weddings in their venue room in the back. The tasting area is a beautiful high vaulted room with appropriate lighting that adds to the spark of the place. We were greeted by Sunny. She was so welcoming and introduced us to the wines available today. There was a good crowd this afternoon; even families were here--it was great to see that its open to the entire family. There was also a cook making delicious flatbreads to sample during our wine tasting. I believe they are planning to have these out in May but we were there on perfect timing to have been able to try them out. My two favorite from today's wine tasting were the barbera and the chardonnay. They were delicious. I'm not a big white wine drinker but I enjoyed it a lot. I'm glad we found this winery. Sunny was a fantastic host to tell us about the wines and the history behind each one. Thank you Sunny! More...

O
28 January 2019

Domenico Winery, especially with its recent renovations, was an absolutely gorgeous venue for our son's bar mitzvah.  The rustic, warm feel is unlike most any other local place.  They are busy, but Marina was wonderful to work with.  She took very good care of us, coordinated with our vendors, was very fair with us and ensured that everything went off without a hitch.  They could probably buy additional tablecloths for larger parties, but that's a small complaint in an otherwise wonderful experience. More...

T
15 January 2019

Excellent venue, outstanding customer service and event staff. Great wine and food. The mini donut bar was a huge hit with our employees. Pretty amber bulb lighting. Efficient bar service staff and bussing. Very clean bathrooms for the entire night. There's a spot in the front for coat check. There is ample on-site parking and a parking attendant to direct guests. We selected Domenico Winery for our corporate holiday party of about 175 people and we were very impressed with the quality of service we received! I highly recommend. Jenni, Nick and Marina did an excellent job. Our party was a smash hit and everyone at the office has been talking about how beautiful the venue was, how they loved the food and how much fun they had. Thank you for making our holiday party truly special and unforgettable! More...

K
13 January 2019

Great staff! Great Wine! Enjoying Domenico Winery 15th Annual Member Holiday Party!

J
6 January 2019

Be aware their last tastings start at 30 minutes before listed closing. If you ask for a tasting after that time, you are out of luck.

K
19 December 2018

This review is for the event space for a holiday party.  The venue is beautiful in San Carlos, just minutes away from Redwood City.  Nice little treat tucked into an industrial looking area.  Not much parking, but they seem to have an agreement with a parking lot not too far away for parking and had staff out there guiding people in (gets pretty dark in the area, so nice touch with the sandwich signs too).Seems like you can rent the venue out, but maybe it is extra to higher additional staff to do the coat check.  This event just hired a couple people from TaskRabbit to handle it, which was a nice touch to check people in and great way to keep track of all the winter wear and even equipment from people coming straight to the event from work too.The servers walk around with trays and there was a beautiful dessert table.  Separate coffee, tea, etc table.. and a few water stations scattered around the room in addition to a bar too.They do not seem to police people walking in and out of the front door with liquor and there were no posted signs saying no liquor beyond this point.  I suggest posting those as well as a clear and bright restroom sign so people do not wander aimlessly looking for the restroom.I hope to stop in again soon and experience a few areas that were not open for this private event. More...

J
27 November 2018

I’m a wedding videographer - I film about 40 weddings a year and Domenico Winery is a great venue to host a reception. The Cask Room boasts warm and thoughtful lighting & design. The space is comfortable, clean, and welcoming. The staff is friendly and the location is centrally located in the Bay Area and easy to get to! 5/5 stars More...

D
25 November 2018

Just love how this place has developed. Great Primitivo, Zinfandel and Pinotage, a rare grape in California.  New tasting room is looking fine. Can't wait till the kitchen opens. Be sure to check out the 3rd Sunday of the month; bring some food to snack on, buy some wine, and enjoy the music. More...

R
23 November 2018

True gem! Stumbled upon this holiday weekend and not only loved the wine but the tour with the owners was fun as are they! Looking forward to booking a private event in this cool new spot! Thanks for all you are doing as a growing truly local spot. More...

D
18 November 2018

Excellent customer service, gorgeous tasting room, decor and very inviting patio. Staff is unpretentious, very personable. We had great conversations with them, they were very fun! Ill definitely return soon. They have lots of fun events on weekends, including live music. insider tip: check out the bathrooms, they are beautiful!!! More...

E
17 November 2018

The Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi is an excellent wine!

V
15 November 2018

Great service overall! Marina and her team were very accommodating to our needs, we had more guests that planned and they quickly took care of setting up more tables, placing an unplanned pastry bar, and making enough food to accommodate our extra guests. She was attentive throughout the whole event and everyone had a great time. Beautiful winery and very clean. Would highly recommend this location for everyone looking to host a beautiful and warming event! Thank you once again Marina we look forward to working with you again  in the future! My daughter's quinceanera was beautifully arranged and the service from the Domenico team was phenomenal! More...

T
8 November 2018

First off, I'd like to start off and thank Marina Patton at Domenico Winery for all the guidance, assertiveness and attention to detail she has offered. We recently hosted a back-to-back seminar in October and everything was flawless. We used their food services, audiovisuals, and decor and it turned out great. The staff was very assertive in making us feel at home and welcomed. We were worried about the parking since our group was 100+ but this was not an issue at all since we were accommodated in the parking area next door. I highly recommend using this place as a venue for any type of event. The planning, execution and end result will speak for itself. More...

K
6 November 2018

Sunny is amazing!!!! She's incredibly friendly, easy going, and very attentive. My partner and I are members because of her and our experiences with her. Sunny is truly an asset to Domenico. More...

T
2 November 2018

Tour of the winery and tasting as part of our CBEA 2018 conference. Great experience, wonderful wines, awesome day. Thanks for a great tour and wine tasting.

N
14 October 2018

Great place for wedding reception

J
25 September 2018

Domenico Winery was a wonderful place to have a Welcome/Rehearsal Dinner for over 100 people on August 31st.  During the preceding 7 months, we worked with Marina to come up with a suitable menu for the event.  She and everyone that helped after her were accommodating, easy to work with, and very competent. It helped having family members attend a couple of Domenico's quarterly food and wine tastings.  This gave us the opportunity to change menu items based on presentation and taste and the end result was amazing.  There wasn't a single person at our event who didn't think the food or the wine were fantastic.  We went with the standard wine package (no bottle of wine was above $30) and we weren't unhappy with that decision.  Domenico's rose, chardonnay, shiraz, and  another red I can't now remember were excellent wines.There was more than enough food, in fact, food was abundant and much was left over (I hope the staff could take it home with them afterwards).  The choice of entrees (chicken and beef short ribs) was excellent and the vegetarian entree (a stuffed portobello mushroom) was also sensational.  The desserts were to die for.The venue is ample for a big group without being crowded and beautifully appointed.  The casks lining the walls are a nice touch.  We were very pleased that the cost of this dinner wasn't outrageous even though we did not skimp on wine (it was an open bar), hors d'oeuvres, main meal, or dessert.  I highly recommend Domenico Winery for a rehearsal dinner, wedding, family gathering, retirement party----whatever your needs might be.  It's a great place with a winning staff. More...

I
16 September 2018

I would highly recommend Domenico for your future wedding if you love winery. This place is not only beautiful and romantic inside, the staff and event planner are amazing. The food was so delicious and they have many great options for you and your guest. We first fell in love with this place of its charm and location. Keeping our guest in the same city for the ceremony. Please check out this Venue if you are looking for a big space, and wine and food altogether. Thanks Domenico!! More...

G
16 September 2018

great wonder at great price, the tasting fee is waved if you purchase so that is plus

P
13 September 2018

This is the BEST location in San Carlos if you need to host an event.  Leah and all the staff were a pleasure to work with. Our event was perfect and the food was delicious. The remodel is beautiful! More...

S
10 September 2018

Domenico Winery was a great venue for the Jack Nadel Idea Show.  The property showcases great space with lots of natural sunlight.  The catered food was amazing.I highly recommend the primativo wine!  It was lovely. More...

D
5 September 2018

Also, my partner and I love visiting Sunny when we pick up our wine! She's so kind, attentive to everyone and very professional. Thank you, Sunny for making us feel welcome at Domenico! More...

F
27 August 2018

The comedy tour was hilarious

S
7 August 2018

We had a wonderful event with family and friends on August 5.  The event area of the winery is beautiful, the food was spectacular, and the service absolutely A-1! !  Everyone had such a great time - we were flooded with calls, e-mails and thank yous the next day!!  Thanks to Marina & everyone at Domenico!!! More...

C
1 August 2018

This venue was such a wonderful surprise. I attended a wedding here and at first glance we were not optimistic about the evening based on the location. However, upon entering our fears were gone. It was lovely inside. Very cool features. The bar area furniture was especially lovely and unique. The food was just to-die-for. I can not believe how amazing the ceviche appetizers were. The others were great too but i swear i had at least a half dozen of those spoons. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. My meal was so wonderful across the board we were happy to learn they were opening a restaurant side later this summer. I'm looking forward to going back. More...

J
26 July 2018

I remembered a year and a half ago my fiance and I discovered Domenico Winery on page 14 or so of the Wedding Wire in my search. We visited several venues beforehand but one of our key deciding factors was to have a convenient location since we did not want our guests to go thru a long drive, tight winding mountain roads or in intense summer heat. Domenico Winery was perfect. Once we walked inside we knew this venue was the one, This venue has a rustic/industrial like ambience, and the staff is super friendly. Setting up an appointment with Marina and Teresita to create a contract, make adjustments was very easy. Prior to this we did not know much about wine, their staff (especially Michael) was very good in curating their wines to us, we found that we love there sweeter and medium bodied red wines as well as their California Rose and Vignier white wines.

This venue allowed us to do a rehearsal the day before at no extra cost, allowed us to do a Chinese tea ceremony before, has great selections of entree foods (even an Asian Fusion), a large selection of appetizers to choose from and they were very accommodating in making food substitutions. Plus they're dog friendly! Many of our guests raved about the stuffed seabass with olives and their cheese plates, their go-to dessert vendor was pretty good too! By the time our wedding day came they took care of all the table and candle arrangements and setup. The only thing we had to do was get the things we brought ourselves ie: name cards, table numbers and flowers ready. Our guests had a blast plus we ordered the wine bottling activity to give our guests something to bring back as a wedding gift. While we most likely won't have a huge event here again, we will continue to come to this winery simply because of the great tasting wines and always tell our friends about this place. Domenico Winery will always hold a special place in our hearts for making our dream wedding come to life!

Jonathan & Miranda
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F
26 July 2018

I had the honor of attending a family wedding this past weekend, and the beautiful wedding venue was held at the Domenico Winery in San Carlos, CA. It was an all time first for me to attend a wedding at a winery, but I must tell you, this was the perfect location for a small intimate wedding party.It appears that the Domenico Winery is a "full service" property, as my cousin's son who got married here, everything happened on this property - from the wedding ceremony, to the reception party, & dancing/entertainment.There was an open bar, and Pupus (appetizers) were served first, then a delicious Buffet Dinner & Dessert were served after that. At the end of the night, the groom & bride even gave out tickets for bottles of wine to take home as a souvenir to remember their special day!What a neat place to hold a wedding! Nice intimate settings, great food, & outstanding service make it a wonderful wedding celebration! More...

B
19 July 2018

My sister in law recently held her wedding reception at Domenico. The staff went to great lengths to make it a very special day. Everyone was friendly and gracious throughout the night. The food was fantastic and the wine was great. I also DJ'ed the wedding so I was able to see the venue from a vendor's perspective as well. Nick and Marina were great to work with and I would highly recommend Domenico to anyone planning their wedding or campy event! More...

C
7 July 2018

We were there for a wedding and it was a beautiful place for one. Dinner was outside on the decks and dancing inside. Many sat around the fire pit as the evening air cooled. Large grass area where the ceremony was held was a great safe place for the little ones to run and play after dinner. More...

A
10 June 2018

We had our reception at this venue in May 2018. It was a great venue and we had a very good experience working with Marina and Leah. Any concerns we had it was very easy to address with them. Thank you again ladies, we appreciate it! More...

B
25 May 2018

This place is like something you would see out of a movie. Incredibly beautiful.

J
14 May 2018

Was an excellent venue, top of the line..........

M
28 April 2018

Celebrating the retirement of Assistant Sheriff Jeff Kiernan...What a great venue...Food and Wine were outstanding...I highly recommend Domenico Winery for your next event...:)

L
20 April 2018

Was there for a school function. The wine was wonderful, the food was fantastic and the decor perfect. I would love to book an event there someday

C
11 April 2018

I was here for a group event. It's a beautiful yet rustic event space with great views of the valley from between the redwoods. Definitely recommend it for a similar event, and I'll give the restaurant a shot next time I'm up here for a hike. More...

S
27 March 2018

I hosted a terrific event for about 200 people.  The staff was great and the party was a big success.  Marina and Leah were great to work with.

M
29 January 2018

I'm leaving this review as a vendor who recently DJ'd an event at Domenico. I don't normally leave reviews for venues I've worked with, but I was absolutely blown away by how great the Domenico event space is but also how professional and easy to work with the staff was! Load in was a breeze, the event staff were all super friendly, and the space was beautiful! The event was a fundraiser for a local design group, and the Domenico staff handled schedule changes (and the last minute addition of a projector screen) with ease! All in all, as someone who is at a different venue almost every weekend, it stands out when someone REALLY has their act together. If you're considering them for your event you won't be dissapointed More...

N
11 December 2017

Marina and Taylor were amazing to work with. The venue, food, and service were all incredible. They did an awesome job providing everything we needed and created a great ceremony and reception space. I would highly recommend this venue to everyone. More...

J
11 December 2017

Excellent wine, beautiful atmosphere, and the customer service is great.

N
11 December 2017

We got married here in November and absolutely loved it. Marina and Taylor were amazing to work with. The venue, food, and service were all incredible. They did an awesome job providing everything we needed and created a great ceremony and reception space. I would highly recommend this venue to everyone. More...

H
10 December 2017

It's such a nice & beautiful place to hang around with friends and family here:).

C
28 November 2017

I am thrilled to be a preferred beauty vendor with this venue. I love working alongside such an awesome company! Cheers to many more weddings and events. ��� Cassandra McClure Luxury Beauty On Demand More...

K
22 November 2017

My son planned his wedding. Beautiful site, great service. The outdoor heaters work well in early November. Guests enjoyed the smores at the outdoor firepit.

D
17 November 2017

We were there for a wedding reception. It’s a great venue.

R
30 October 2017

It was a pleasure to hold my high school reunion at Domenico Winery. Taylor was very easy to work with and made the whole event planning process super simple.

R
28 October 2017

undergoing a facelift and cool oasis inside in the middle of mundane neighborhood, domenico offers popular zinfandel, great space for events or dinner talks.  reasonable food from in-house catering. More...

T
15 October 2017

We just got married! And this place was an absolute dream come true - I can't believe how beautiful it turned out. :)

If you're a bride-to-be, here are the facts:
- $$-wise, this place is a bargain compared to any similar venues in the SF area. All their fees were super reasonable, and much more inclusive than most places I researched (they don't nickel and dime you for everything).
- Taylor and Marina are amazing coordinators and were very easy to work with - there wasn't a question they couldn't answer, and it's clear they've done this a million times; but they do require that you have a non-guest coordinator of your own on site (but even if they didn't, you really should get one)
- They do have in-house catering, and they have tastings throughout the year you can attend - they have a pretty exhaustive list, so you're bound to find something you like.
- They can move their wine barrels to rearrange/create spaces within the winery

All our guests had such a wonderful time - they raved about the space, the food, the service - everything. Wedding planning was such a draining experience... (haha!), but Domenico truly made it all worth it. We were extremely happy with the way everything turned out.
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M
15 October 2017

We just got married! And this place was an absolute dream come true - I can't believe how beautiful it turned out. :) If you're a bride-to-be, here are the facts: - $$-wise, this place is a bargain compared to any similar venues in the city. All their fees were super reasonable, and much more inclusive than most places I researched (they don't nickel and dime you for everything). - Taylor and Marina are amazing coordinators and were very easy to work with - there wasn't a question they couldn't answer, and it's clear they've done this a million times; but they do require that you have a non-guest coordinator of your own on site (but even if they didn't, you really should get one)- They do have in-house catering, and they have tastings throughout the year you can attend - they have a pretty exhaustive list, so you're bound to find something you like. - They can move their wine barrels to rearrange/create spaces within the wineryAll our guests had such a wonderful time - they raved about the space, the food, the service - everything. Wedding planning was such a draining experience... (haha!), but Domenico truly made it all worth it. We were extremely happy with the way everything turned out. More...

N
7 October 2017

Was there as a wedding guest. Outdoor dining with indoor dancing. The bartenders we're not good but the place is amazing. The location is hard to get to but worth it.

A
4 October 2017

My wife and I had our wedding reception here in the summer and it was an amazing venue!! The beautiful barrel backdrops, elegant table setups, and attention to detail by the team was phenomenal. Marina and Taylor were incredibly helpful in helping us feel comfortable and cared for through the whole planning process. The team did a great job of setting up the venue according to the layouts that they helped design for us and they also did a fantastic job of serving our guests and ourselves. The personal touch and professional execution of Domenico is TOP NOTCH and I would highly recommend them for wedding receptions, professional events, and fun creative classy events. - Andrew More...

M
27 September 2017

It's a great venue with lots of space. The lighting is warm and inviting along with the music, food and of course, DANCING! I would recommend you book this space for a company or corporate party! More...

J
14 August 2017

Great place for corporate events. Employee happy hour or appreciation events. Special occasions for groups. Great decor and meeting room space. Love the barrels lining the walls, reminds me of a winery cellar in a Spanish mission or Italian vineyard type of feeling. Can't tell from the outside that a whole dimension awaits inside. Very private and exclusive. More...

S
28 June 2017

Domenico Winery is a hidden gem! We fell in love with the venue the moment we walked through the door and knew it would be the perfect place for our wedding reception. Our guests kept commenting to us throughout our reception how awesome the winery was and that it was such a great venue! Taylor and Marina from Domenico were so friendly and made planning the reception so easy. The catering was delicious and the price was so reasonable! All the serving staff and bartenders were fun and friendly and very accommodating. We would highly recommend Domenico Winery to anyone looking for a classy venue for their wedding or special event. More...

M
28 June 2017

Domenico Winery is a hidden gem! We fell in love with the venue the moment we walked through the door and knew it would be the perfect place for our wedding reception. Our guests kept commenting to us throughout our reception how beautiful the winery was and that it was such a great venue! Taylor and Marina from Domenico were so friendly and made planning the reception extremely easy. The catering was delicious and the price was very reasonable! All the serving staff and bartenders were fun, friendly and very accommodating. We would highly recommend Domenico Winery to anyone looking for a classy venue for their wedding or special event.Thank you to everyone at Domenico Winery! More...

H
26 June 2017

I was there for a wedding reception. What a magical experience. Charming and with a wonderful staff!

H
24 June 2017

Great party/reception venue surrounded by redwoods. Much cooler than Palo Alto!

A
16 June 2017

Domenico Winery is the perfect place to host an event. The aesthetic reflects the mixture of relaxed yet energetic nuances.

M
10 June 2017

Amazing views and excellent food. Great for large events like weddings.

L
5 June 2017

We were so happy to find this venue and space while we were planning our wedding in just under 6-months. Domenico is a hidden gem! Throughout the process, we worked with both Marina and Taylor, though Taylor was our main point of contact once we signed our contract. Taylor worked with us to ensure we were able to attend both the Winter and Spring tastings so we could choose items for both for our reception. Can I just say the food through the in-hour chef is AMAZING? All our guests raved about it being some of the best they had (not just at a wedding). We opted for a dessert assortment instead of a wedding cake and the macaroons were to-die-for. One of the reasons that sealed the deal for us when looking at venues was Domenico's openness to us having our dog at the reception, he is definitely our fur-baby and it made the evening so special having him present. We also found Taylor and the team super accommodating when it came to dropping off our decor a few days early and allowing us to leave a few items behind to pick up a few days post-wedding. Taylor also saved us some food to take home after the wedding, which was sweet since we weren't able to eat too much during the event!

The only critique I have is that the space in the venue changed a lot in the 6-months between signing the contract and our event. While we knew renovations would be occurring, several walls were put up to accommodate a future tasting room that cut out some significant square footage for guests to mingle during cocktail hour. The renovations also took away two downstairs bathrooms leaving one unisex bathroom downstairs and one upstairs, this was difficult for a few of our elderly relatives to maneuver and met there were several people waiting in line at times. We should have considered these things when we were deciding on a venue, so this is not Domenico's fault. It also didn't impact how much we enjoyed ourselves. I just want to make sure others are aware of these potential limitations.
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S
17 May 2017

Domenico hosted our Spring Formal on Saturday night and it was an absolute dream. Marina and Taylor are true professionals and handled the event flawlessly. Our guests had a wonderful time and as the host, I've never had to worry so little about an event and was actually able to enjoy it! A million thank yous! More...

L
9 May 2017

Was here for a wedding- beautiful grounds, lovely staff and yummy food.

M
4 May 2017

we had a great event at Domenico Winery for our company's Admin Day Celebration. Yummy apps & wine tasting.  They've remodeled and it looked lovely.  Parking was easy.  They were very warm and welcoming and took great care of us.  You can use the venue for other Team events - like cooking or bottling of wine. check them out! More...

M
7 April 2017

Do it! The food & wine was delicious and the venue is beautiful!

S
30 March 2017

I worked with Marina and her team for a recent corporate team building event. I cannot say enough great things! They were super responsive and helpful in the planning process and executed flawlessly. Highly recommend!

R
21 February 2017

Great winery a must see place mike is awesome and Dominic blends just make u want to buy wine buy the case

T
13 February 2017

Great time with good people and some wonderful wines. Loved Jazz winery

Y
29 January 2017

A gem of a venue for any event. Lots of space yet it was very cozy. We hosted a party of 50 adults and 30 kids and everyone had a great time.

C
23 December 2016

Beautiful venue tucked off of Skyline with a cozy, mountain cab feel with amazing views of the surrounding forrest and Silicon Valley below. Inside there is a full bar, and a small space for eating or dancing or whatever. There is also a large deck with spectacular views and a meadow just below the venue. Great spot for an event! More...

M
18 December 2016

Great people, great wines, pleasantly surprised, really nice tasting room. If you are on the peninsula looking for a fun afternoon, i would recommend you check them out!

M
8 December 2016

The venue was beautiful! The food was ah-mazing! The service was terrific!

All around - a great experience working with Marina, Taylor, and the rest of the team at Domenico. When we reserved our date, the renovations hadn't started but Marina and Taylor were able to ease our worries as the months passed by and really helped us envision what it would look like by the time we had our reception there and they did not disappoint. Our guests had a really fun time and enjoyed the atmosphere that was created by Domenico. While my husband and I were researching and visiting potential venues, we asked each one whether or not we could bring our little pug, Hugo, and Domenico was one of the few that said yes with no hesitation. To us, it was a huge plus and they're willingness to help us create the perfect reception was what ultimately made us choose Domenico. They're the complete package! More...

M
7 December 2016

We hosted our wedding at Domenico and couldn't be happier. The food was good, the service was great, and the staff was very friendly. I highly recommend this venue. My guests loved the venue itself but complimented us so much on how delicious the food was. Taylor and Marina were easy to work with and Taylor answered each one of my emails pretty quickly or would inform in her email if she would be slow to respond. The day of went very smooth and they made everything look just perfect! More...

M
7 December 2016

The venue was beautiful! The food was ah-mazing! The service was terrific! All around - a great experience working with Marina, Taylor, and the rest of the team at Domenico. When we reserved our date, the renovations hadn't started but Marina and Taylor were able to ease our worries as the months passed by and really helped us envision what it would look like by the time we had our reception there and they did not disappoint. Our guests had a really fun time and enjoyed the atmosphere that was created by Domenico. While my husband and I were researching and visiting potential venues, we asked each one whether or not we could bring our little pug, Hugo, and Domenico was one of the few that said yes with no hesitation. To us, it was a huge plus and they're willingness to help us create the perfect reception was what ultimately made us choose Domenico. They're the complete package! More...

N
24 November 2016

Good food great people in charge. Best of great wine!

M
14 November 2016

Great Venue and service!!! Tammy, Aaron and Nick were great to work with!!!

R
1 November 2016

My husband and I had our wedding "party" at Domenico Winery a couple of weeks ago.  Being this was the second marriage for the both of us, we wanted more of a "party" atmosphere versus the traditional wedding reception.  After looking at various venue options - restaurants/halls/hotel ballrooms/bars, we decided to have the festivities at Domenico Winery.  Taylor and Marina made our vision of a wedding "party" happen.  The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious! Special kudos to our bartender, Mike, who always made sure our glasses were never empty. More...

N
18 October 2016

An awesome venue for a wedding! Yes, it's in an industrial type area but all forgotten once inside - atmospheric lighting, decor and wonderful staff to make sure everything goes smoothly! Taylor and Marina were flexible to our requirements which really helped everything go smoothly. And we've become complete addicts of their wine, particularly the reds... GPSM and Meritage are my favorites! More...

P
12 October 2016

Domenico Winery is a beautiful, flexible, well appointed venue for corporate and social events alike. At Kennedy Events, we've been producing events for more than 15 years and only recently discovered this lovely little gem of a venue. It's at a perfect distance between Silicon Valley and San Francisco. From the first visit until we packed up our last items, Taylor, Marina and their staff made us feel welcome and went out of their way to handle every little detail for our event. We look forward to recommending the tasting room to future clients and to holding many events here. More...

L
3 October 2016

Dominick Chirichillo made two barrels of wine as a teen with his grandfather’s press in New Jersey and now puts heart and soul into every bottle at Domenico Winery.

J
29 September 2016

Domenico totally met all my expectations in a wedding venue and even surpassed them! Marina and Taylor were very flexible, organized and super helpful. Everyone at this venue was so easy to work with from the coordinators, to the bartenders, to the catering manager. Our guests RAVED about the food. It is such a hidden gem and I would use them again in a heartbeat. More...

I
25 September 2016

We highly recommend Marina and the entire crew at Domenico Winery! They did an amazing job creating a 1920s themed wedding for us, and our guests still can't stop talking about how unique our wedding was! Thank you Marina!

M
12 August 2016

We had a wonderful team building event here, blending wine and creating our own marketing strategies, all while sipping on delicious wine. It was a lot of fun, the team loved it, the staff was super friendly. Definitely recommending this place to colleagues and friends. More...

K
2 July 2016

We have worked with Dom and Gloria for the last 7 years or so for a variety of professional events for our firm which have varied from social events, wine making events to seminars.  We make a barrel of wine a year as well which is always a fun and unique experience.  The events are always well run. The food is always amazing.  I still remember our first event where Dom made our team and clients the most delicious wine infused peaches.    The team at Domenico are professional and helpful.  The space is beautiful ~ we can't wait to see the new upgrades coming this year.  I highly recommend Domenico for professional or personal events.    This family run business is a pleasure to work with. They are also very generous.  I've attended several non-profit events supporting local charities and schools.  Love supporting a business that pays it forward.  AND the wine is exceptional. More...

A
29 June 2016

I had my wedding at the winery last last year and Marina did an amazing job working with me. I had several in person meetings with Marina when I was planning the wedding and she was always so nice and accommodating. She offered my husband and I a glass of wine and showed us all the decor items that they had on site that were available for us to use for the wedding, including table cloths, votives, candles, couches, chairs and more.  The staff was more than accommodating when I decided to change the table layout the night before the wedding. I didn't use their in house catering, so I can't speak for that, but they were great at working with outside caters and numerous other vendors. Overall, I would recommend Domenico for your next event. More...

A
28 June 2016

I hosted a work event for about 35 people here. They were super easy to work with, reasonable and the venue is beautiful and easy to get to. Marina and Taylor eased all of my worries up through the night of the event and on the day of the event, Taylor was there to assist with everything. Their wines were great and everyone had a great time. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to have a great event in the San Carlos or peninsula area. More...

C
22 June 2016

Amazing staff, food and wine - all here on the Peninsula!  The owner, Dominic Chrichillo is professional, fair, and community minded.  His staff is great too - love Marina and Taylor.  Our Chamber held a very special event at the winery and Dominic did not disappoint.  The place looked magical and our guests really enjoyed themselves.  My children's school also holds their annual auction there and it's always a great time for the parents with great food.  I highly recommend this winery for large group gatherings - it will be a time to remember. More...

S
24 May 2016

We just held our high school prom event at Domenico. It was AMAZING. The winery is incredibly beautiful and has a great, flexible floor plan for events. We have a small school (around 75 kids plus chaperones attended), and it was roomy for us but not too cavernous. Marina and Taylor were super professional and helpful in getting us booked and ready for the event. The price for an evening rental including an Italian soda bar (again, high school event, so no actual wine) was incredibly reasonable. I can't overemphasize how much our school loved the ambiance, location, and service at Domenico Winery. Five stars and more! More...

D
22 May 2016

Domenico Winery is more than a winery-it's a beautiful venue for any event whether it's a fundraiser, wedding or corporate party! Don't let the tucked away location fool you. Our school just had their Annual Spring Auction Gala at Domenico for the 2nd year in a row and it was nothing short of fabulous! The modern rustic interior is beautiful in itself but can be transformed to fit any theme and comes with so much already from beautiful linens, various size tables, candles and accent decor which would normally have to be outsourced but is already on site at Domenico. Everything from the delicious menu options prepared fresh on site to friendly and professional staff of Marina, Taylor, Nick (and others who's names I can't remember) were amazing! The Domenico staff were so easy to work with throughout and Marina and Taylor answered all my questions in a timely manner and Marina was on site and "hands on deck" the day of our event from beginning to end. I would highly recommend Domenico Winery if you are looking for the next great place to host any event whether it's intimate to large scale. This place is a true gem! More...

M
10 April 2016

We had the pleasure of working with Marina and the Domenico Winery staff for our recent March wedding. Not only is the venue a wonderful gem in the peninsula area, but the staff was extremely flexible with our ideas for layout and food options for the guests. The entire venue provides a perfect setting for a romantic and fun wedding and reception. All the guest appreciated the warm decor once they opened the main doors (Frankly you are pleasantly surprised once the market lights are on, it truly changes the entire space and tone). The venue provided a great look with the large wine barrels and candles for both the wedding and reception. The options provided for rental vendors are great also, very reasonable. Also you don't have to worry about finding a food vendor either, the on staff chefs are the best. Great options for vegans and gluten free guest also. We used the entire space for the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, DJ, dessert vendor and open bar (which was quite a deal compared to other venues we spoke with). Marina worked with my wedding planners to make sure each detail was ready! We didn't have to worry about a thing. I would highly recommended Domenico for a wedding or special event. More...

A
1 February 2016

We had our company holiday party here in January 2016 and everyone raved about it! The venue did a great job. They have a friendly and helpful staff and were quick to oblige our last minute needs. The food was delicious and they were very willing to accommodate our employee's dietary restrictions. People seemed to really enjoy their wine too. Parking is a little tricky but manageable. It is conveniently located near 101. Although when you first arrive the location seems strange for a winery, once inside it is absolutely beautiful! We had about 120 people attend and there was plenty of space for people to mingle and sit down to eat. The wine bottling activity was a big hit!! I felt the venue was reasonably priced for the quality that we received. I highly recommend this venue. More...

D
16 January 2016

I loved these guys for a variety of reasons:- First of all, the wines are really good . I took a wine class at Cornell, where I tasted more than 60 different bottles and these at Domenico's I tried are really good. - It's a family business. Sometimes people do a business for money, but sometimes they do for pleasure. I can tell you that they like what they do.- I had only a few hours before my flight and decided to go for a last-minute wine tasting. I did a basic research on Yelp and found out that these guys were close, soI decided to stop by. The business wasn't open, but they opened for us anyway More...

A
9 January 2016

Always a fun time. Awesome place and awesome people!

A
17 December 2015

We had our firm's holiday party at Domenico's this year. What fun it was, and everyone was happy with the beautiful space, relaxing yet celebratory atmosphere, varied seating arrangements, wonderful food, WINE, drinks, wine bottling station. .. everything that Domenico put together was fantastic. (I enjoyed how little I needed to do!) Many thanks to the entire crew. More...

J
14 December 2015

I am writing this review on behalf of our team as a collective feedback on our recent Company Holiday Shindig @ Domenico Winery. What comes into mind from the team feedback is this, " what an amazing space!" and it truly is/was! It really brings to light the whole "don't judge the book by its cover" saying. From the outside, it looks like any ole warehouse and you walk in and you are just pleasantly surprised!It was a pleasure working with Marina and the Domenico team. These guys know what they're doing and it made our event (my life) so much easier and seamless. The staff was so friendly and helpful and the activities were awesome. We wished we had more time!But more importantly- the wine! OMG, my team could not stop talking about how good the Chardonnay was and the Mambo Italiano which was the crowd favorite.IF you're looking for a venue that can be transformed into a beautiful space, a wonderful experienced staff, and reasonable pricing- don't look too far this place is legit!Hope to be back soon for another event! More...

J
10 December 2015

Domenico Winery helped give me and my husband the wedding of our dreams! It's definitely the hidden gem of San Carlos! To start, the staff is so friendly and provides top-notch service. The Director of Events (Marina) is incredible! She is so organized, professional and responsive (even if you send her a ton of emails -- which I definitely did). She always makes time to meet with you, and goes out of her way to make sure your wedding layout is exactly what you wanted. Marina was a dream to work with!

Next, the tables, table cloths and chairs are taken care of by the winery. While you have to pay for some rentals, the winery has a handful of 60" rounds, cocktail tables and table cloths that you can use for free! This is something we really appreciated, as it definitely saved us $100 or so.

Additionally, the wine is so yummy! My husband and I went out of our way to go to a few tastings and events at the winery before our wedding to not only see our beautiful venue and the amazing staff, but also drink some of the fabulous wine! The week leading up to the wedding we picked our wines, which was a difficult decision as we loved all of them! Our guests also complimented us on the wine choices. There is also an option to have a full bar -- something we also decided to get, which was well worth the added funds!

Lastly, the ambiance is phenomenal!! The whole space is decorated like a tasting room -- wine barrels around the perimeter of the space. Once the overhead lights are turned off, the barrels are decorated with real-flame tea lights and the market lights are flicked on, the space is absolutely breathtaking!! Nearly all of our 120 guests told us they were blown away by the romantic lighting and beauty of the venue -- something most weren't expecting from a winery in San Carlos.

I really can't say enough about Domenico Winery. It is the perfect venue for anyone looking for a local venue with a romantic feel. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
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J
9 December 2015

Domenico Winery helped give me and my husband the wedding of our dreams! It's definitely the hidden gem of San Carlos! To start, the staff is so friendly and provides top-notch service. The Director of Events (Marina) is incredible! She is so organized, professional and responsive (even if you send her a ton of emails -- which I definitely did). She always makes time to meet with you, and goes out of her way to make sure your wedding layout is exactly what you wanted. Marina was a dream to work with!Next, the tables, table cloths and chairs are taken care of by the winery. While you have to pay for some rentals, the winery has a handful of 60" rounds, cocktail tables and table cloths that you can use for free! This is something we really appreciated, as it definitely saved us $100 or so.Additionally, the wine is so yummy! My husband and I went out of our way to go to a few tastings and events at the winery before our wedding to not only see our beautiful venue and the amazing staff, but also drink some of the fabulous wine! The week leading up to the wedding we picked our wines, which was a difficult decision as we loved all of them! Our guests also complimented us on the wine choices. There is also an option to have a full bar -- something we also decided to get, which was well worth the added funds!Lastly, the ambiance is phenomenal!! The whole space is decorated like a tasting room -- wine barrels around the perimeter of the space. Once the overhead lights are turned off, the barrels are decorated with real-flame tea lights and the market lights are flicked on, the space is absolutely breathtaking!! Nearly all of our 120 guests told us they were blown away by the romantic lighting and beauty of the venue -- something most weren't expecting from a winery in San Carlos.I really can't say enough about Domenico Winery. It is the perfect venue for anyone looking for a local venue with a romantic feel. Do yourself a favor and check it out! More...

M
3 December 2015

Beautiful place with amazing people. We got married their on April this year and had the most amazing experience.Marina is a delight to work with as she made our wedding experience very smooth, pleasing and relaxing. Right from helping with decor, to selecting wines, to co-ordinating with wedding vendors, she took care of all the promised details.They were very flexible with the choice of food vendors and helped us with furniture rental. My husband and I still get compliments for the wedding venue :).Our guests loved this place and we recommend it to anyone who wants to have wedding or any kind of celebration. More...

A
29 July 2015

I had always pictured my wedding reception to be at a winery. So when my husband and I got engaged last year we went on the search for the perfect venue to host our wedding reception. Domenico Winery was at the top of our list because it was spacious and it fit our budget. I especially loved the chandelier, the large bar area, the wine barrels and the market lights. The wedding package they offered us came with chair and table rentals and beverage service and even a champagne toast for our guests. I also liked that we got to choose our own food vendors, unlike other reception venues we were looking at. Marina, the coordinator, gave us a wine tasting a few weeks before the wedding to choose the wines for the reception and they were all delicious! The vendors they selected for the signature drinks bar were very professional and the drinks were so good! They even iced the martini glasses so they would keep cool before serving the drinks in them. Marina also allowed me to use a private bathroom at the winery which was so helpful. They also allowed us to use their large flat screen TVs for the slideshow which saved us money. Marina was especially helpful in guiding me in the whole planning process. She was very attentive to all my questions through email and helped me with the day of coordinating. My vendors were allowed to go in 6 hours before the start time to set up. Which made them all really happy! We got married on June 20, 2015 and it was incredible! All of our guests were impressed with the jaw dropping decor provided by their preferred vendor Marianne Dove Events. Marina made sure things ran smoothly and worked with all of my vendors to follow the timeline. We were very pleased with Domenico Winery and so happy that we had the wedding of our dreams there. We couldn't have done it without their help. More...

A
28 July 2015

I had always pictured my wedding reception to be at a winery.  So when my husband and I got engaged last year we went on the search for the perfect venue to host our wedding reception.  Domenico Winery was at the top of our list because it was spacious, gorgeous, and it fit our budget.  I especially loved the chandelier, the large bar area, the wine barrels and the market lights.  The wedding package they offered us came with chair and table rentals and beverage service and even a champagne toast for our guests.  I also liked that we got to choose our own food vendors, unlike other reception venues we were looking at.  Marina, the coordinator, gave us a wine tasting a few weeks before the wedding to choose the wines for the reception and they were all delicious! The vendors they selected for the signature drinks bar were very professional and the drinks were so good! They even iced the martini glasses so they would keep cool before serving the drinks in them.  Marina also allowed me to use a private bathroom at the winery which was so helpful.  They also allowed us to use their large flat screen TVs for the slideshow which saved us money.  Marina was especially helpful in guiding me in the whole planning process.  She was very attentive to all my questions through email and helped me with the day of coordinating.  My vendors were allowed to go in 6 hours before the start time to set up. Which made them all really happy! We got married on June 20, 2015 and it was incredible! All of our guests were impressed with the jaw dropping decor provided by their preferred vendor Marianne Dove Events.  Marina made sure things ran smoothly and worked with all of my vendors to follow the timeline.  We were very pleased with Domenico Winery and so happy that we had the wedding of our dreams there.  We couldn't have done it without their help. More...

L
6 July 2015

It's not your typical winery located amidst a beautiful vineyard. In fact I don't think I ever would have happened  upon this if not for an invitation to a private party. ..but I was there.The sparkling wine I had was quite tasty but the catered spread was delightful. The in-house catering included wait staff strolling by with a variety of lovely tastes -- mostly vegetarian which I adored. One was a spoonful of watermelon morsels sprinkled with feta cheese...a treat! And then puff pastry with sauteed mushrooms. Quinoa lentil fritters....As we mingled and chatted we noticed a few different stations appear around the circular expanse -- a Cesar salad station, grilled vegetables (and lamb thingys) with portobello mushrooms, several other stations but my favorite was the polenta station. I ladled creamy polenta into a parfait glass and helped myself to portions of pesto, grilled veggies, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese.... More...

H
30 May 2015

Love the place and the atmosphere. Mike and Dominic are awesome. So is everyone else.

U
24 May 2015

Our wedding was perfect. Lisa, the event coordinator, made everything so easy and stress free. All our guests loved the venue and thought the atmosphere was intimate and beautiful.

S
20 May 2015

Professional, courteous, delicious food and drink!

P
5 May 2015

It was very delightful to conduct our wedding reception as the place is gorgeous and staff very helpful.

U
4 May 2015

My husband and I had to change our wedding venue with only a few months to go before our big day. Booking our day at Domenico Winery ended up being the best decision! Needing a new venue was a blessing in disguise. Lisa and her team were amazing! We couldn't have asked for better service! The wines are wonderful, the space is gorgeous, and the service was unbeatable. We met a few times before the wedding and they got a real feel for what we were looking for, the rest was taken care of by the event team. We couldn't have asked for a better night! More...

A
23 March 2015

Amazing staff and people! Truly treat you like family!

R
24 February 2015

I went for the Meritage and was delighted. Such a great wine. I love the environment in the inside and it is so beautifully designed and decorated. Wine, beer and other non alcoholic beverages offer anything for anyone. More...

S
30 January 2015

I'm writing about the winery overall, and the event hosting in particular.  I am a partner in a local law firm, and I have been holding events at Domenico for about 5 years.  They have been just terrific.  It is a great venue for events of almost any size.  We typically have seminars of about 30 people, and it feels intimate and welcoming.  We have also had events of 100 or more people, which it easily accommodates.  And the staff always nail it.  They put out terrific platters of salumi and cheese, and a great assortment of wine that the attendees rave about.  We also give away bottles of wine to attendees, with custom labels featuring our firm. As I'll put in the Bacchus review, I have been making wine through the Bacchus Winemaking Club (the other half of the operation) for 10 years.  It has been a very worthwhile pursuit, with great wine at a great price, and so much that comes with it in terms of the venue and the community.  Dom and Gloria and the rest of the crew are THE BEST.  We are so lucky to have them in our community. More...

T
21 January 2015

A winery in San Carlos, who knew?  But it works wonderfully!  The wines are delicious, with a few Italian wines - and reasonably priced.  The people running it are fantastic and friendly, especially Mike A!  The interior is done up with lights and barrels that make you forget that you are in a large warehouse.  It's amazing! They have wonderful events - get on their mailing list!!  Go to the events to find they'll have selected wines on sale at even better prices.  I've been a member for 5 years now and always enjoy the winery and people there. More...

K
21 December 2014

Great place. Nice Christmas spirit and great wines!

S
8 December 2014

A wonderful, family-owned winery with outstanding wines in addition to their winemaking club.

M
27 October 2014

********************* 1175 *********************      I love this casual neighborood winery, in the middle of industrial area, a few miles from Belmont, Redwood City, Redwood shores, there is this family owned Domenico Winery.     The winemaker Dominique is quite awesome. He makes small production and keep the wine price very affordable because he sources grapes all over California. Dominick and Gloria Chirichillo's choice of name for their winery is a reflection of their commitment to their Italian heritage and the tradition of family winemaking. In 1955 in New York, Dominick who is called Domenico in Italian was introduced to these traditions by his Nonno (grandfather), Domenico Giovinazzo. In the basement of their home was a wine press that Nonno showed Dominick; passing down from one generation to another the love of handcrafting wine.     Dominick's passion for winemaking took him from amateur competitions, while he lived on the East Coast, to commercial status after moving to Northern California. Moving to California has enabled Dominick to choose his grapes hands-on from selected vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma's Central Coast, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Amador County and the Lodi District.       Not to mention he is a member of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, where he sources Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. As of fall 2010, the wines of Domenico have won 300 Medals for wines produced from these various regions! MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: * 20% discount on Wines by the Bottle / 35% discount on Full Cases.* Convenient Automatic Shipments & Credit Card Billing: Club Members will automatically receive 2, 4 or 6 carefully pre-selected wines 4 times per year.* Special Invitations! Domenico Wine Club Members will have the pleasure of partaking in "Members Only" events, and will also receive discounted admission prices to other winery events. Our electronic newsletters will keep you informed.* VIP Status at the Winery! Complimentary Tastings and Tours for member and up to 3 additional guests. * Recipes & Pairings: Included in each automatic shipment, you will receive wine description cards, food pairing suggestions and recipes.* Access to new vintages as they become available, including Limited Release Wines.* Library Wines available to Wine Club Members Only.* Each wine shipment will not exceed $65 for 2 bottles, $130 for 4 bottles, or $195 for 6 bottles (after 20% discount) plus shipping and applicable taxes.     I enjoy the 2009 "Miscela", Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 76% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cab Franc, 12% Merlort, a Bordeaux style blend, 13.5% ABV - Production 223 cases, a lovely wine to pair with food, and only $39.     I also like this 2010 Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains, Production 394 cases, only $28, a perfect wine for seafood and light pasta dishes. I can drink it during the day or at night!      Service is always good here at the tasting room on the weekend. Good folks that truly love wines.      If you don't want to drive to Napa or Sonoma, Domenico Winery is a good place to come over on the weekend for some wines tasting with friends. They also offer to rent out the place for corporate event or special occasion with catering food as well. More...

L
7 October 2014

Their red wines are delicious, staff is courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. One of the best in the bay area for an urban wine space. Decor needs a little updating, but the warehouse space is unique. More...

K
4 July 2014

Love this place great wines amazing staff

D
3 July 2014

I had a very nice experience at the winery. I was staying at ext. Stay America, two doors away. Happened by during wine tasting hours. Very friendly staff. Nice assortment of 5 wines for tasting. I purchased 2 different bottles. A nice plus... The wine tasting cost is deducted from a purchase. I enjoyed my visit and would stop in again. More...

L
6 April 2014

Been seeing this place for awhile an always wondered . hmm a winery in San Carlos and Domenico wow.   Then I stopped in  and wow big difference. Its very nice inside, you wouldn't really expect it from the outside. Very nice decor and ambience. I love all the wines they have , Of course I had to buy some everytime I came. It was quite when I'd first come but then I found out all the great events they have going on and I just had to join this place is definitely happening.  Live bands, food trucks, and its very spacious inside for all the parties they have.  I suggest joining the wine club for all there great deals and v.i.p invites to all the events they have here. More...

M
6 March 2014

Oh what a hidden gem this place is! Driving by, you wouldn't know that inside is a giant ballroom of sorts surrounded by barrels as well as an awesome tasting bar. I love their wines and will greatly miss their Mambo as it is now all gone. The folks working there are always friendly and will talk with you about anything, including their wine of course.Every third Friday of the month, they have a food truck and live music. Always a good time. They have other events just about every month that are lots of fun as well.The location of Domenico only adds to its excellence, a bit of wine country in your backyard!I really look forward to joining the Bacchus Club this summer to make some of my own wine. More...

S
2 March 2014

A winery in San Carlos? Who knew?  Drove past this place many times.  Finally stopped in over the weekend. Wow really loved nearly all the wines, and the couple I didn't were only due to my specific taste preferences.   Excellent friendly staff. Check this place out More...

H
8 January 2014

If you are looking for a great place to have a party, this is it!  We just can't say enough about our overall experience at Domenico's.  We were looking for a venue to host a party, and fortunately a good friend told about this place.  We hired a local DJ, Peninsula Moblie Music (great job) used Arguello catering, (thank you Kevin Sullivan for all the fantastic food and presentation) and all our guests had a blast, dancing, eating, and of course wine tasting and drinking. The space was perfect, fabulous ambiance and we can't wait to host another event here! More...

S
23 November 2013

I've been a member here for years. It is close to home, their Italian style wines are wonderful, ans they have lots of member events. Their staff is also super friendly and knowledgeable, especially Michael... More...

C
21 October 2013

I am not a member (yet)...but I have attended a few of their events now. Always a good time, nice people, friendly vibes and good wine and food too.  I attended the Halloween Party ($15) for the first time with some friends and we all had a great time. The band was great, not too loud, I met and talked to quite a few people and the food they served was all really, really, good, not just cheese and crackers! I think the next event is a holiday boutique....will go to that too! Support your local winery! More...

E
22 September 2013

Never knew this place existed until I volunteered for the Nine Lives Foundation fundraiser today.  I thought this place was a great venue for the event . .. and so close to home!  The were five wines poured for the event.  I only tasted the Chard and Dolcetto.  They were both good.  I would've loved to have tried the Pinot since I'm a big Pinot fan ... but alas, I will have to go back for that.  The venue is lovely gem so easily accessible from 101.  The gigantic space has what a winery should present ... sky high ceilings, barrels everywhere, wood, stone & glass plus a friendly staff.My only nit pick is that the speaker system wasn't super clear.  It was OK, but there was room for improvement there.  If I were to hold an event of my own ... I would certainly consider Domenicos. More...

G
16 September 2013

my wife and i have been bachus members for about 4  1/2 years.  we are currently making our 6th barrel of wine.  we have met many new friends here making and tasteing wines.  the owners, gloria and dominick are great people as well as all their staff.  matt and michael have become good friends as well.  these people know how to make a good wine, and will show you a great time and great food at all their events. More...

Y
14 September 2013

Attended the Reidel Wine Glass Seminar Thursday night at Domenico's Winery in San Carlos.  It was enlightening, educational and entertaining.  We loved it!  This is our second year as Bacchus Wine Club Members.  All of our experiences with Bacchus and Domenico's  Winery have been great and we have met lot of fun, interesting people.  Dominic and Gloria are very warm and inviting hosts and do a great job of making you feel right at home. Rick and Yvonne Battaglia More...

T
27 August 2013

I've been a member at Domenico for over two years now and I love it. Their wines are really nice and they do many different Italian varietals. It's also really convenient for picking up wine shipments or going to events. The pourers are always friendly and Domenico has many nice events for its members.The wine club is easy to join with as few as 2 bottles per shipment. I've bought a futures case of Zinfandel in the past and gave bottles out as gifts to friends and relatives. More...

R
5 August 2013

Semi-urban wine tasting at it's finest. I've been a fan of Domenico for the last few years. The wine maker focuses on Italian grapes and does a darn job at taking you back to the Tuscan countryside. A few of my favorites include the Montepulciano, merlot and cab franc but do not miss out on the cabernet as it will knock you off your feet. And you wine haters fear not. They do have a small beer (and soft drinks) on hand so you will not feel left out while us wine-o's down a few glasses.The tastings are inexpensive and in a warehouse setting and the perfect place to kill a couple of hours. If you are up for it, you can bring in a hunk of cheese and some crusty bread and sit for while sipping a bottle of delicious Montepulciano. More...

L
12 July 2013

Our  "Employee Appreciation" event was held at Domenico Winery last night and we had a fantastic time!  Coordinating the event was a breeze and the facility is spacious and beautiful.  The wine is excellent and their attention to detail was noticed and appreciated.  Our group was also treated to a tour of the winery by the gracious and informative owner.  Kudos as well to DW's recommendation of "Crystal Springs Catering".  The food was outstanding.We will definitely have another event here and highly recommend Domenico Winery. More...

S
22 March 2013

Just threw a 50th B-Day bash at Domenico for 120 people.  It was a huge success and our guests just "gushed" about the cool space and relaxed atmosphere. I've lived in San Carlos for 15 years and had never experienced Domenico Winery until now...it was my loss...this place is a hidden gem.Whether you are wanting to do some local wine tasting or looking for a venue to have a gathering, Domenico provides a fun, unique space and their wines are REALLY good!The owners and staff (especially Lisa) are really easy to work with and they try hard to meet all your requests to make your event exactly what you hope for.Lisa gave us lots of suggestions for caterers, music, coffee carts etc....some I used and some I didn't and there was no pressure either way.  I've thrown many events over the years and I think this one tops them all thanks to a great space, accommodating staff at Domenico and of course the party goers who were having a great time!Can't say enough good things about this San Carlos Winery...check it out for yourself! More...

M
7 March 2013

We did a company event here with great success. Lisa is a great host. The wine is good and the atmosphere is laid back and fun. I'd highly recommend this spot!

A
23 February 2013

Unique wines and a friendly staff. It's a great, affordable place (and conveniently located outside of wine country) to go for wine tasting.

D
7 February 2013

Very friendly staff in a unique location, recommended for a leisurely afternoon

J
3 June 2012

I rate Domenico's Wines in San Carlos 4 of 5 stars. Industrial Road in San Carlos is the home of your favorite auto body shops, kitchen show rooms, flooring installers, several business, a few small box stores and would-you-believe-it a good winery! Having driven past it lots of time (yeah, they need better signage), I finally noticed them and decided time to stop-in for a taste. Met by Mike (tasting room manager) at the door he was welcoming and friendly. With the able assistance from Jeff we worked thru the day's tasting list. I was truly surprised to learn that the entire winery is located at this site including aging and processing. It all happens behind the black curtain! Domenico's features Italian style blends which differs from most of the faire found in Napa (OK, there are Italian style wineries in Napa). While I enjoyed all that I tasted, my final "take-out" were three bottles: The Dolcetto, The Nebbiolo and my favorite of the three The Primitivo. If you find yourself near San Carlos looking for a nice winery, try Domenico's Wines. More...

A
19 March 2012

We recently held a corporate team building event at Domenico's and it was a huge hit!  Many thanks to Lisa, Dominick and Gloria for running such a successful event.  Lisa's attention to detail and flexibility in working with our budget was truly incredible.  Dominick and Gloria did a wonderful job explaining the history of the winery and the wine blending process.  We then organized into teams and created our own blends, which were then judged by the winery staff to see which was the best.  Lots of good fun, laughter and wine!  We will definitely do this again! More...

J
12 March 2012

Loving every sip since August 2010.  After moving to Redwood Shores in October 2010 so we could be closer to Domenico.. . No, I'm joking, but seriously... we did. We love L-O-V-E love heading down the street on an afternoon to taste what's new at Domenico.  There is always something!  Zak & I finally stopped the ridiculous cycle of denial we were stuck in and became official Wine Club Members.  Like we really needed another excuse to spend our afternoons with Mike in the Tasting Room?  haha We've never been able to walk out without taking home at least 2 bottles of something delicious.  I thought the day would never come that we would finally be able to pick up our FUTURES purchase of the Lodi Cab Franc last year.  Mike told us that he wasn't going to let us pick it up until Christmas because if he released it too early he knew we would open it and it just wasn't ready yet.  LOL.  Oh was he right!  This past weekend we were in to pick up our first WIne Club Member bottles and we happened upon a Barrel Tasting.  YUMMY!! Case of that, please!  A new Cabernet!  The savings is RIDICULOUS & we just can't say no!  I cannot be more serious when I say that this winery is the only winery that I can say I enjoy every single blend!  one exception?  This past weekend I tried the "Meritage".  It was... to me... a basic red wine.  It was still good, but I was surprised that it wasn't AMAZING.  Because, honestly... they all are.  Get in there and prepare for a romantic getaway for your pallet!  Mmmmmm My newest favorite?  Montepulciano More...

A
17 January 2012

I recently attended a holiday party here held by the company where my husband works.I hate to say it, but from the outside it looks old and a bit dated. Actually, the decor inside isn't very modern either.Although, the people that work here, (who i have chatted with at several Yelp events in the past) are really nice, and they pour some fantastic wines.The food was brought in by a catering company, and it was ok, but not great. The place REALLY reminds of somewhere you'd go for a wedding reception, (and no doubt is.)There was a live band there that night, and even though they weren't great, we had a blast and danced a lot.I would come back for wine tasting and purchasing. More...

M
22 October 2011

Cute tasting room and Dominic is super welcoming and attractive ! My mom and I totally had the hots for him! Wine was delicious too :)

J
30 September 2011

My agency 10th Annual Leadership Awards were held here again for the second year in a row. Awesome the event went smooth and I have to say A HUGE  Thank  you to husband and wife team of Domenico Winery and staff. Ambiance was elegant yet casual, your red wines (Italian) was smooth, you have excellent taste. Your dessert wine was a hit with staff. Once again, Domenico Winery commemorated my agency with two exquisite bottles going back to our roots theme. I bought one of each; Chardonnay and Barbera Red wine. So good, Thank you! Guests and staff were happy. More...

M
17 July 2011

This review is for the site as a venue and also for the owners. I have used Domenico for both school fundraisers and for my sister's wedding. For both, the experience was top notch because of the service and attention to detail that the staff and owners give. They care about their business and strive to get things right. They also deal with stressed out brides and grooms with calm and even advice. When my sister's dress had a minor tear in it at the reception, a needle and thread was whipped out by the owner and the repair made--thanks, Domenicos! When my sister didn't plan a few logistics properly,  easy and viable solutions were offered--thanks, Domenicos! When candles went out on the tables, guess who went around relighting them? Truth be told, had they not guided my sister and brother-in-law, the wedding may not have been as lovely as it turned out to be. I HIGHLY recommend this place as a reception site if the groom and bride 1) like dancing (there's plenty of dance space) 2) want to be local and not at a hotel (this is more unique) and 3) want to work with some of the nicest, most helpful people around. For full disclosure, I will say one teensy drawback: the winery is located in an industrial area. BUT DON'T let this deter you. First, if you are planning on a wedding during the rainy season (which seems to be longer and longer these past few years), you aren't going to have the reception outside anyway. Secondly, hotel receptions are usually so cookie cutter. Domenico will encourage you to make it your own!My son's  elementary school had their fundraiser here too. It was perfect! We loved working with them for three years. Then, we moved schools and the current one has the fundraiser at a different location. All of us involved in the earlier event agree that Domenico has the other places beat, hands down. More...

B
11 December 2010

Wonderful experience.. great wines, amazing discussions. We have gone tasting in Napa, Sonoma, Lodi, Paso Robles and a few other places. We stopped into Domenico after tasting from the San Carlos Wine and Art Festival in October, we had had an Aglianico.. great. It was a weekend visit and it wasn't busy. Mike was there...who's amazingly knowledgeable and a great person to discuss different varietals. Everything about wine tasting is about the atmosphere, the environment, and the wines. We'd visited a winery earlier in the day in Half Moon Bay (ok), but the wines here were very flavorful, the decor in with the wine barrels was inviting, and the pours were liberal.. always a good way to start. We got great detail about where the wines were produced, they had a sale, and we walked out with a great selection! It's nice to find a place in your own backyard with some great values and some good knowledge about wine without the pretense of some other places. More...

C
25 November 2010

I got to taste some more Domenico at another Yelp event.  I got to taste 4 different wines of his and they were uber delicious. I'm more of a red wine fan, especially the Cabs.  Although I'm a die-hard Cab fan, I did however really enjoy the Super Tuscan Red that he was pouring.  I have all the plans to visit this winery in person.  I hope that it is as nice at the winery as the people who pour. More...

S
2 August 2010

I too met the owner of this winery at a Yelp event. The white wine was crisp and delish. If you don't get to check it out at a Yelp event, you can go to a wine tasting for just $5. And the bottles are super affordable quality. More...

D
30 July 2010

Wonderful Italian wines, great staff and wine maker!Dominick and Mike know there wines and are pleased to share their knowledge. The parties are always an excellent time!Thank you so much for this little jewel. More...

S
8 July 2010

I met the owner of Domenico Wines last night at a yelp social event and my oh my was he a passionate fellow. We got to taste 4 different wines of his and they were uber delicious. I'm more of a white wine girl so i immediately fell in love with what i think was named "Rosetta"? I was moved mostly by his passion and knowledge and you can definitely taste it through his wine. More...

T
11 June 2010

If I were to open my own winery this is how I would do it.  It starts with great wine and they've got it.Great owner/wine maker, and of course behind every great man is a greater woman.  Very friendly and passionate, instant simpatico.Visited the space for the first time yesterday, and was truly blown away.  A private event was wrapping up and they were closed, but Domenick waved me over to the tasting bar and started pouring.  I was truly surprised and grateful.  The event that was just wrapping up had a stage with screen and sound system, big space.  Background of the barrels and wine making supplies added to the ambience of the event (the wine didn't seem to hurt).  Events in this space seem natural.They also host wine-making classes where they walk you through the process and teach you how to make your own wine.I am truly blown away by the business model that Domenico Wines has in place and will be a wine club member and frequent visitor for years to come!  p.s. not a bad place to bring a guest you pick up from SFO, quick and easy to get here from the airport.  nice spot to catch up for a little while after your are rushed from the curb at baggage claim! More...

J
2 June 2010

This is a review for their wine ONLY.  I have not been to their location (yet) but after tonight, I'm planning to.Tonight Domenico Wines provided the wine for the Yelps and Plant Warehouse Event.  Dominick is a great character, loves to tell stories about the wines and his grandfather, who taught him how to make wine.  He's Staten Island Italian and has a real passion for his Italian wine and his heritage.I'm usually more of a sweet wine fan (I can't wait to try their Orange Muscat) but I really enjoyed the wine I sampled, one Chardonnay and 3 various reds.  Be sure to get the history of each wine, one uses grapes that were grown in Pompeii!  Its sure to be a great adventure, both in story telling and wine. More...

D
6 April 2010

Now this is a great place for an event. Big open space, tables, several barrels around and candles all over the place. You would not expect a winery in this area since most of the buildings around are warehouses. As you can see from the pictures, it's a little lavish for a wine-tasting place. They do have a ballroom dancing event every 3rd sunday of the month ( I think) and have other vendors from time to time (Sam's Chowdermobile was around when I came by). More...

S
23 March 2010

Domenico participated in a fundraising gala for our agency this past weekend. I was pleasantly surprised by their professionalism and knowledge of wine. Their wines were paired with desserts from the Art Institute of California's cooking school.Their Orange Muscat was a big hit amongst the 200 guests and it promptly sold out. Their port was also good. They brought a couple of other wines including their 2005 Super Tuscan.We will definitely plan a trip out to visit them soon. More...

J
20 January 2010

Similar to La Honda, this winery is located in an industrial area in a huge warehouse type building.  The decor is not quite as cozy and warm feeling as La Honda because it's in a bigger space, but it diffused the crowd - I hate feeling like I have to fight through people to get to the wine.  The pourer was friendly and knowledgeable, explaining a lot about where the different grapes were grown, etc.  And they had cheese, crackers and sliced meat - food is always a huge plus in my book. More...

S
18 January 2010

Another surprising find in an odd location. I was again (like when we went to La Honda) expecting absolutely nothing out of this winery given the industrial location. The inside was like a giant warehouse, but it was nice that they had tables and chairs set up and also a cute little area with a couple sofas and a coffee table. Kind of weird to have a living room set up in the middle of a warehouse, but it was a nice touch. Oh and they had crackers, cheese, fruit, some sliced meat...and some goat cheese with walnuts and drizzled with honey that my friends raved about. Awesome!! But can't rate a winery all that well if they don't have quality wine...which they do! In my opinion. And I'm no somalier but they have a few that were more italian in body, style and flavor and that is a huge bonus for me. Also, the guy working (Mike?) gave us the full run down on regions of Italy the wine style was designed after and where the specific grapes were from...and also asked us where else we were planning to go and gave us tips on each winery. What a guy! More...

A
13 July 2009

Stop 2 on the bachelorette party train.  Although its not your typical winery, I really enjoyed it.  The tasting room and winery are in a wharehouse in the industrial area of San Carlos.   They really try to soften it up with tall boys and lots of decorations though, and I definitely give them credit for that.They are super Italian and from New Jersey so they have the Rat Pack playing all the time, I mean really how can you complain about that.The wines are super tasty and the genteman who was working at the tasting room was super friendly.  You could tell he really knew his stuff and was super passionate about wine making and history.  Again the location of this place is a little odd but its definitely worth the trip if you want to just taste at one spot.  Apparently they have a lot of neighborhood activities, bands and dancing at night to get people in.  I'll definitely be back here! More...

K
23 April 2009

Domenic is the man. I had to get some wine for my wedding and he took time out of his schedule to have me taste all of the different creations that was under the Domenico label. I had a pretty low budget for wine and he made it work. I opted for the Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Meritage (their cab merlot blend) and all worked very well for the reception. It is hard to satisfy everyone at a reception but everyone had a great time and there were many complements on the wine. His staff was also very helpful in filling my order and it took nearly an hour of one on one time to for the order to be completed. I picked up everything the day before the wedding without any problems at all. Thanks to everyone their for working to make my wedding so memorable!!!In addition, I have been to several SC Chamber events held here and they have always been a great.  This is the perfect place for a large group to get together and have a good time.  Get on their email list for weekly events that include live music and wine specials. More...

K
3 January 2009

You'd never know from the outside, but this local winery has some of the best red wines we've ever tasted. When you open the door to their tasting room, you're usually greeted by Mike, their friendly and knowledgeable manager. For a small fee, you'll get treated to a tasking of several reds and whites. The cool thing is that this is also a working winery, where they do it all. And you can make your own wine. We've been treated to the warmth and hospitality of the owners, Dominic and Gloria, who you can find always working there too. Unlike some other local wineries, Dominico is open every day and has several monthly events, including Sunday Jazz. You'll enjoy this winery, the people and of course their wines. Tell them Jeff and Karen sent you. More...

D
4 August 2008

A friend of ours kept talking about this place, and how it was back in some industrial area where you would never find it.  We've ventured down to Paso Robles pretty often now that we've discovered how fun it is, but it occurred to us that we probably had some great wineries in our own backyard.So one Saturday we thought we would drive up the peninsula and check out Domenico, then head over to Thomas Fogarty.  We had mixed feelings about how great it would actually end up being, but, boy, were we surprised!We arrived right when they opened, and walked into a really great space to host an event.  If only we'd known...we got married in Campbell a couple of months ago!  Anyway, we were the only people there, but...I think it was Mike...was extremely friendly and full of information.  The whites did nothing for us, but the reds were very impressive!  We ended up taking home 8 bottles of wine AND joining the club.  Favorites...um...the meritage, the bella rouge, the super tuscany...  they are all good for a glass during a weeknight meal. More...

B
20 July 2008

I absolutely love this winery.  While completely non-obvious from the outside, once you walk in, you'll find a comfortable (although dark and sparse) atmosphere with super-friendly staff and superb wines. As a warning - this winery tends to offer a much greater variety for those who prefer red wines, and especially heavy reds (petite sirah, cabernet franc, barbera, miscela, etc...).  Due to the small size of this winery and the popularity of their wines, the really impressive wines sell out extremely fast (Barbera), and some are only available to members (Cab Franc).We stumbled upon this winery by accident a few years ago, and have been coming ever since, always with the intention of "just tasting" and never leaving without at least a half case of something.I travel to Napa/Sonoma usually at least once per month, and have also explored the variety of wineries and vineyards scattered throughout Santa Cruz, but I keep coming back to Domenico for several reasons:1) The extremely friendly staff.  Unlike some places in Napa or Sonoma, the staff here are never pretentious or make you feel stupid if you don't know absolutely everything about wine.  They also want to make sure you ENJOY wine tasting and want to come back.  In fact, the last time I was there, we were invited into the back area to bottle, cork, seal, and label bottles - an experience I guarantee you'll be hard pressed to find at another winery.2) Some of their wines are absolutely unbelievable.  As mentioned before, it helps if you prefer heavy reds, but there's something here for everyone.  I have no idea what Melissa was talking about giving this place "1 Star for the awful, awful wines"  I guess some snobs will never be impressed.  Later this year, they'll be bottling their new vintage (2006) Barbera, so if you like big reds, be sure to stop by around the holidays and try it before it sells out.3) The proximity - why drive 100 miles up the north bay, when there's a winery of this quality in your backyard that sells wine at half the price.I could go on and on, but the gist is that Domenico is a stellar winery and if you live on the peninsula and enjoy wine, you owe it to yourself to stop by and check it out. More...

A
23 April 2008

The staff there is fantastic.  You will always get excellent service.  The owners are great. They really have created a wonderful environment where you feel like you are part of the family when you go for any event or tasting. I've been a member with the club since 2004 I have bought several barrels of wine over the years.  The wine is great, especially for the price point.  You get to design your own labels and bottle your wine in the summer. It's the best wine experience that I've been involved in and we plan on staying on with them for a long time.The place is great also for renting out and hosting events.  We've had a few there and every time it's a class act. Everyone is always impressed. More...

D
29 March 2008

Having a winery in your own town for sending gifts to friends and families, how cool is that! Not the most earth shattering vintages around, but its definitely shown improvement since it started and the owner is certainly passionate about his work. I visited there most recently for a reception of 100+ people and as an event space, it worked out really well. It was cavernous and kinda cool that all those wine casks line the walls. They also get an A for effort for the regular Jazz evenings and special events they hold (e.g., Valentine's Day Dinner). More...

V
31 January 2008

I recently planned a guided wine tasting here, with appetizers and pasta for 20 people for under $1000.  And that included 5 more bottles of wine for people to have at the beginning.  The venue is cavernous (warehouse-like), but the wine bar itself is nice and the area around the tables is decorated nicely with string lights. (Particularly around Christmas time they had more elaborate themed decor).Dominic hosted/entertained the group with his stories of winemaking in his basement in Jersey, then gave a small tour afterwards of his operations.  It was super casual, and people got up and down to get more food as the pouring/tasting took place.  And yes, the wines were unexpectedly good for this discriminating crowd (and some folks actually bought some to bring back home).Overall, everyone was very happy with the event and I highly recommend this for a cost-effective but fun office gathering.  Ignore the odd location on Industrial Road--it's great to break up all the auto body shops here with something unusual (other than 24 Hour Fitness across the road). More...

M
17 September 2007

5 stars for the wine. Dozens (Hundreds? There are a LOT of plaques lining the walls in there) of medals & awards don't lie. Domenico creates some fabulous Italian varietals with California grapes. 5 stars for Pasquale Esposito, an unrivaled local Italian tenor, whose high notes on "Con te partiro" can unexpectedly take one's breath away.5 stars for the generous & kind proprietors who saved this Melissa the day before her (rained out) wedding day by providing a warm hospitable venue for which the reception could be relocated.I make wine with my husband in their winemaking club. The people are friendly and our wine (our first was a Barbera) is yummy. So all in all, 5 stars. Domenico Winery is a great entertainment venue with great wine whose proprietors give 100%. It's a fun place to be and you can taste wine there 12pm - 5pm every single dingle day. More...

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