A Rootstock is a plant, and sometimes just the stump, which already has an established, healthy root system used for grafting a cutting or budding from another plant. Rootstock is used in the growing of grape vines and is planted first in the establishment of the vineyard.
Rootstock Wine Bar prides itself in providing excellent service, with quality food and wine.
Rootstock Wine Bar celebrates the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara County while offering local organic cuisine in the form of enjoyable delectable small plates and antipasti. At Rootstock we want to help you enjoy food and wine in many different ways, whether you sit at the bar and chat with the bartender about your new favorite, or enjoy something light and crisp on our patio on a sunny day, we are there to help you experience great food, wine, and beer in whatever way you choose. While establishing a sense of community, Rootstock Wine Bar prides itself on combining quality wine with a casual and comfortable experience.
Rootstock also has a fantastic wine club, a wine and beer shop to arm you with a variety of selections to take home after your visit, regular winemaker events on our popular Winemaker Wednesdays, 50% off all bottles on Tuesdays, and arguably the best Happy Hour in Los Gatos. We can also accommodate many different sizes of private parties, so be sure to inquire our staff for your next event.
Who Are We?
The McCarthy and Foley families are multi-generational families deeply rooted in the area, and particularly Los Gatos. Having grown up here, it has always been a dream to open a business in our beloved Town. Following in the footsteps of our ancestors (who in as early as the mid-1800s established family owned farming businesses, working ranches, and even a small winery) we took the opportunity to establish a business by locals for locals that supports the local vineyards, wineries, and agricultural businesses by featuring their products. Our goal is to link those businesses to you so you can truly experience the wonderful local products found right in your backyard.
What is Rootstock Wine Bar All About?
The Santa Cruz Mountains offers a rich and often overlooked history of agriculture. Rootstock celebrates local winemakers and grape growers by exposing customers to their world renowned wines. There is a natural synergy between the local wine making industry and the Town of Los Gatos, which acts as the geographic gateway to Santa Cruz Mountain wineries. We hope you stop by the shop regularly to see what's new, perhaps run into a local winemaker, and even take a trip up to some of the wonderful wineries found just 10-20 minutes from our doorstep in the Santa Cruz Mountains.