Wine Lover's Guide

From a chic wine bar to a restaurant with a fine wine list, we've popped the cork on the best chardonnays and merlots in Silicon Valley.

Updated: May 07, 2004

Restaurants With Great Wine Lists

Sent Sovi

14583 Big Basin Wy, Saratoga, CA 95070

This French restaurant emphasizes local wine makers in its vast cellar stocked with California favorites.


545 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95112

Hard-to-find wines from New Zealand, Australia, Washington and Oregon are the draw at this favorite Italian eatery.

The Plumed Horse

14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

An annual winner of the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award, this Cal-French establishment offers more than 700 selections.

Wine Bars

Lavanda Restaurant & Wine Bar

185 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Cozy Palo Alto bar attracts a young, sophisticated set with its 200-bottle wine list and lengthy tasting menu.