Local vintners Jason and Janu Goelz of Silicon Valley’s Jason-Stephens Winery announced relocation plans for their tasting room and production facility from its current site on Watsonville Road to their new “The Stomping Ground” development, off Highway 101 in Gilroy. The target date to open the doors at the new JS visitor center was Aug. 1, the company says.
“We still have a lot of work to do,” said owner Jason Goelz in a statement. “But the construction phase is almost finished and then it’s just a matter of moving wine and equipment. We should be ready to go on the first of August.”
Jason and Janu, in partnership with Tim Slater (Sarah’s Vineyard) purchased a vacant, large industrial property this spring, close to the Gilroy Premium Outlets and Gilroy Crossing Shopping Center. The three named the sprawling, 7-acre site “The Stomping Ground” and transformed it into a wine production, cellaring, storage and hospitality facility; Jason–Stephens Winery will be the first of several planned tasting rooms to open there, the company says.
Janu Goelz said: “We’ve outgrown our current tasting room and cellar on Watsonville Road. We’re very excited to introduce our loyal fans and club members to our new Jason–Stephens home at The Stomping Ground. The huge potential of the space there will allow us to offer a wider range of visitor options, as well as a more quality-driven cellar and winemaking operations.“
The Stomping Ground and the new Jason-Stephens Winery tasting room are located at 6500 Brem Lane in Gilroy, Calif.