Vidovich Vineyards' Founder, Steve Vidovich

A boutique family business with a pioneering agricultural heritage.

The story of Vidovich Vineyards is the story of Silicon Valley. Our family owned and operated winery works every day to honor our farming roots. The Vidovich family has been in agriculture in the Silicon Valley for four generations – back when the Peninsula was mostly orchards. The family grew apricots, prunes, and cherries in Cupertino and Sunnyvale a hundred years ago.

Our founder, Steve Vidovich, brought this agricultural tradition to the top of Montebello Road when he planted our estate vineyard in 1996. He believed, as we still do today, that if you respect the land, the land will reward you. In addition to making wine, the family grows almonds, pistachios, pomegranates, walnuts, and olives.

Wine in a basket of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes

Our Vineyards

With an estate located on the hallowed soil of the Montebello wine region in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Vidovich Vineyards specializes in making delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.

The grapes are grown in an estate vineyard at the very top of the Montebello mountain ridge. The vines benefit from cool evening temperatures and long daytime exposure to sunlight. The resulting wine is delicious and satisfying.

The family also operates Lake Vineyards, our sister vineyard in Los Altos Hills.

Wine in a basket of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes

Our Winemaker

A California native, raised in Los Altos, Vidovich Vineyards' winemaker Bobby Graviano attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where it was quickly determined he wanted to pursue a career in wine making. Bobby earned a B.S. in Enology and a minor in Spanish, graduating in 2010.

After college, Bobby began his professional career at Testarossa Winery in Los Gatos, working in both the cellars and the lab. During his tenure, Bobby was granted a leave of absence to spend a harvest abroad in the Southern Hemisphere. He worked for the Gilbert Family Wine Company in Mudgee, Australia, leading the cellar team for the 2013 harvest. The following year Bobby joined Bargetto Winery in Soquel as Assistant Winemaker, assumed the role head Winemaker three years later. Bobby has been making wine for Vidovich since 2020 and can often be found in the tasting room sharing his knowledge with guests.

Bobby enjoys making and drinking all types of wine, but Cabernet Sauvignon is his favorite. He is delighted to be producing wine in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the Vidocivh Vineyards high atop Montebello Rd and in Los Altos Hills have produced some of the finest fruit he has ever worked with.