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VIP WINERY: Giracci Vineyards & Farms

Updated: Jun 5, 2021

Conveniently located in the heart of Orange County, the Silverado locale transports you to another place and time. Sprawling vineyards, whitewashed fences, vintage historic buildings and barns, riding arenas, trails and streams with magnificent, mature old oak trees paint the landscape.

Chad and Linda had a dream and it came true…

Chad and Linda, sharing an unbridled enthusiasm for fine food and wine followed their hearts to wine country, tasting and touring around the globe. They only imagined living the dream in the countryside, getting back to their roots; riding their horses, tending their garden, loving the land and growing and harvesting grapes. After the two married in 1998 Chad and Linda Kearns connected with best friends and fellow philanthropists Michael and Donna Cipolla to make wine. As hobby wine makers Michael now jokes with Chad, “The first year we taught them and the second year they taught us.” That was the year that Chad put his doctorate in Pharmacy to the test using his background in chemistry to take a winning medal for their 2001 Zinfandel at the OC Fair.

After over a decade of visiting Silverado-Modjeska the Kearns dream became a reality. With their 4 children, two horses and 4 dogs in tow, the Kearns rescued a 10 acre historic horse ranch right in their own backyard in Silverado Orange County, California January 2005. With a feeling of being so far yet so close to home right in the heart of Orange County, the Kearns knew that this would be home to their winery, Giracci Vineyards and Farms named for Linda’s maiden ancestral name. The struggle to repair the property, right the permits and gain permission was a bureaucratic challenge, however passion won out and the rest is history.

Giracci Vineyards and Farms opened in 2010

and went on to win several awards including gold and double gold medals in LA, San Francisco and Orange County. The Kearns brought a rustic yet elegance charm to the old Jackson Ranch …and a dream. Chad and Linda had a dream and it came true…

Giracci’s wines are made with grapes hand picked by our winemaker from the western Paso Robles region of Central California and the Santa Ynez region of Southern California. Giracci bottled their first vintage in Buellton in 2006, and emerged with an award-winning Merlot, Zinfandel, and Double Award-Winning Syrah.

For wine lovers seeking fine wine in Orange County, Giracci Vineyards & Farms is a must. From our award-winning vintages to the magical serenity of the vineyard, Giracci is the perfect place to enjoy a few hours in front of a roaring fire in our beautifully appointed Tasting Room with good friends or that special someone during the cold winter months. Remember to show your Wine Tasting Club Card to receive 50% off your wine flight. The wines are needless to say, award-winning and tasty.

Giracci Vineyards & Farms is Orange County’s premiere outdoor wedding venue.

Set on a 10-acre parcel in Silverado Canyon, the property boasts vineyards, 250-year-old oak trees, a historic fountain, beautiful gardens and a magnificent gazebo. Some outstanding features in our beautifully appointed octagonal shaped tasting room include the handcrafted mahogany bar, 7′ wrought iron chandelier, the beautiful slate floor and original river rock fireplace. The tasting room provides the perfect setting for pictures, the cake table, hors d’ oeuvres or for the bride and her attendants to relax before the ceremony.

If you are looking for something new and exciting close to home, then Giracci Vineyards & Farms is the place for your special event. From birthday parties to baptisms, bat mitzvahs and sweet 16’s, Giracci Vineyards & Farms is the premiere location for any event. No matter what the occasion, Giracci Vineyards & Farms can make it happen. There is no theme we can’t make a reality, no culinary genre we can’t create…so browse through our gallery for some great ideas to see what Giracci Vineyards & Farms has to offer!

One more thing... Giracci Vineyards is the premiere equestrian boarding and training facility in Orange County. Giracci boasts two barns for boarding, the Chardonnay barn and the Cabernet barn. Both facilities are flawlessly maintained, and beautifully renovated

"And. . . Yes!, they are a VIP Tasting room!" - Wine Tasting Club Card Team

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