Meet Dhruv Khannna, a lawyer and owner of Kirigin Cellars, the oldest winery in Santa Clara Valley. 2016 marks the centennial year of Kirigin Cellars located in the oldest wine growing region in California.
Khanna combines the tech and agriculture strands of Santa Clara Valley, once known as “Valley of Heart’s Delight,” and now known as “Silicon Valley,” and home to some of the best hi-tech companies in the world.
We sat down with Khanna to find out how he went from a lawyer and co-founder of Covad to the owner of Kirigin Cellars. He shares what kinds of grapes they grow at the vineyard and their list of red and white wines. Kirigin is also known for its dessert wine – the coffee and chocolate infused Vino di Mocca, which is a creation of the former owner Mr.Kirigin.
This is perhaps the only winery in the USA that has a cricket field along with a couple of soccer fields. Khanna is passionate about playing cricket.
This interview was aired on TV in the USA.
Kirigin Cellars is open for wine tasting everyday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.
Address: Kirigin Cellars
11550 Watsonville Rd Gilroy, CA 95020