The Inaugural April 2013 issue of the Los Gatos Magazine featured an article by Laura Nesshttp://www.losgatosmagazine.com/2013/04/10/through-the-grapevine/
THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Silvertip Vineyards: Open for Passport Day on Zayante Road.
A newcomer to the region, Silvertip Vineyards, previously known as Nelson Family Vineyard, will be open for Passport day, April 20. The small 7-acre vineyard on Zayante Road produces about 750 cases of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. It has no tasting room, instead offering tastings outside the tiny winery, with ample picnic tables left over from the Christmas tree farm days. The name “Silvertip” comes from a type of Christmas tree the family farmed here for decades.
Philip Nelson and his father, Gerry, who began planting vineyards here in 1998, plan to pour current releases, along with library wines, and perhaps some barrel samples. The still developing 2012 Chardonnays are already extraordinary, and winemaker Paul Stroth is especially excited about the upcoming 2012 Pinot. The 2011 is already bottled—the result of a cooler vintage, Phil and Paul felt it had sufficient oak elevage after just 12 months. This beautifully set vineyard is a little gem you don’t want to miss. Make sure to include it in your list of wineries to explore for Passport. Silvertip is located about a mile down Zayante Road from the intersection of Summit Road. You’ll find it on your left. Look for the sign and the gate.
For the complete article see http://www.losgatosmagazine.com/2013/04/10/through-the-grapevine/