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Leal Vineyards

Hollister , CA

LOCATION

300 Maranatha Drive
Hollister, CA US 95023 (map)
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ABOUT US

Leal Vineyards is nestled in the northern foothills of San Benito County, is the vision of Frank Leal. Leal has relentlessly pursued his dream of transforming a blank canvas of land into... Read more
Leal Vineyards is nestled in the northern foothills of San Benito County, is the vision of Frank Leal. Leal has relentlessly pursued his dream of transforming a blank canvas of land into a unique, comtemporary winery and special event facility. His hard work and dedication have created the perfect atmosphere to enjoy fine wines, great food and the company of friends.



The Lavanda is surrounded by the beauty of the vineyards, imagine the sun setting behind picturesque hills glistening with grapevines. Hear the gentle cascade of our waterfall and vows being echanged on the deck infront of our stunning waterfront, Lake Leal. The Lavanda can accommodate up to 300 people.



Our spectacular Barrel Room can be custion catered to create an exquisite atmosphere for your wedding or reception. Enter through the majestic oak-trellised walkway, surrounded by red brick and towering wooden doors. Capture the sweet fragrance of our premium wines aging in oak barrels and bask in the warm glow of a room illuminated by candlelight - a memorable experience. The Barrel Room can accommodate up to 300 people.



The Olive Grove is surrounded by vines and gives a great view of our estate. It is a spacious 1/2 acre Tuscan stlye event facility which features 36 large olive trees, all fixed with string lighting that adds a special glow to any night time activity. Other ambient features include an outdoor custom built pizza oven, fireplace & dancing area, two crushed oyster-shell bocce ball courts, water fountain and plenty of seating. This unique facility can be rented for any special occasion; wedding, birthdays, anniversaries and other festive or corporate events. The Olive Grove can accommodate up to 300 people.



Please contact Leal Vineyards for more information on availability and pricing.

Owie Popescu - General Manager

Email: events@lealvineyards.com

Winery: (831) 636-1023

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1998
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
54
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1998
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Léal Vineyards for a gorgeous winery wedding. The entire event staff- including Owie and Kendra are amazing- extremely helpful, very timely with email, available to get together, and they do absolutely everything they can to make your wedding perfect.

Giselle with Léal and Deluxe, Design, Decor is absolutely amazing! She was our florist and day of coordinator. The flowers were incredible- exactly what I envisioned and she really understood my vision for the day and exceeded my hopes and dreams to create the perfect day!

Mario was an awesome DJ. We had a great meeting with him and he kept people dancing until the end of the night!

Chef Mark is incredible- very calm and helpful. The tasting was amazing and I am not kidding the buffet on the day of tasted exactly like the food specially prepared for the tasting. The short ribs are one of his specialties and I also highly highly recommend the duck confit and the potatoes au gratin! The Grove restaurant is near the venue and absolutely amazing http://lealvineyardsgrove.com/

The whole staff works so well and does everything they can to make your event incredible. Everyone is still raving about all aspects of the day. They truly go above and beyond. The value is unbeatable and the location is stunning. I truly felt I was in capable, calm, experienced, professional hands and it allowed me to plan my whole wedding in 5 months pretty stress free!
I highly recommend Léal Vineyards for a gorgeous winery wedding. The entire event staff- including Owie and Kendra are Read more...
I highly recommend Léal Vineyards for a gorgeous winery wedding. The entire event staff- including Owie and Kendra are amazing- extremely helpful, very timely with email, available to get together, and they do absolutely everything they can to make your wedding perfect.

Giselle with Léal and Deluxe, Design, Decor is absolutely amazing! She was our florist and day of coordinator. The flowers were incredible- exactly what I envisioned and she really understood my vision for the day and exceeded my hopes and dreams to create the perfect day!

Mario was an awesome DJ. We had a great meeting with him and he kept people dancing until the end of the night!

Chef Mark is incredible- very calm and helpful. The tasting was amazing and I am not kidding the buffet on the day of tasted exactly like the food specially prepared for the tasting. The short ribs are one of his specialties and I also highly highly recommend the duck confit and the potatoes au gratin! The Grove restaurant is near the venue and absolutely amazing http://lealvineyardsgrove.com/

The whole staff works so well and does everything they can to make your event incredible. Everyone is still raving about all aspects of the day. They truly go above and beyond. The value is unbeatable and the location is stunning. I truly felt I was in capable, calm, experienced, professional hands and it allowed me to plan my whole wedding in 5 months pretty stress free! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Amber
Wedding:
9/13/2013
4.9/5.0
Leal Vineyards were incredible! They were the easiest vendor to work with, they did EXACTLY what they said they would do and actually gave us so much extra going above and beyond the day of that our whole wedding day felt just like a fairytale!

To start, Yes they are very expensive, but for what you get its totally worth it.

I would highly suggest renting the guest houses, it will make your wedding experience so magical.

I would highly suggest using Giselle to decorate the venue for you. First, its cheaper that hiring someone not associated with Leal to do it for you. Second, she is wonderful and her job and will make everything look just like you imagined.

Owie is the best guy you will ever meet! He was there for us every step of the way, answering all of our questions, always patient and always very quick to respond to emails or phone calls.

Now on to the extra special amazingness that is Leal Vineyards. The night before the wedding we had the rehearsal dinner at the Guesthouses at Leal. Owie contacts me and says that the chef is worried about us not having enough food so he wants to make appetizer's for our guest complementary! I then get an email from Giselle saying that she would like to add some fresh flowers to my centerpieces for me complementary! We had planned to use some fake flowers that we had purchased from Michaels, but Giselle took care of everything and it looked absolutely beautiful and saved me so much time and stress the day of!

This doesn't even start to cover all of the ways that Leal helped make our wedding day all that we could dream, but I hope it will give you an idea. I was also approached by almost every guest who said that the food was wonderful (seriously their chicken is to die for) and that the venue was absolutely beautiful and the perfect setting for a wedding.

I can't thank Leal enough!
Leal Vineyards were incredible! They were the easiest vendor to work with, they did EXACTLY what they said they would do Read more...
Leal Vineyards were incredible! They were the easiest vendor to work with, they did EXACTLY what they said they would do and actually gave us so much extra going above and beyond the day of that our whole wedding day felt just like a fairytale!

To start, Yes they are very expensive, but for what you get its totally worth it.

I would highly suggest renting the guest houses, it will make your wedding experience so magical.

I would highly suggest using Giselle to decorate the venue for you. First, its cheaper that hiring someone not associated with Leal to do it for you. Second, she is wonderful and her job and will make everything look just like you imagined.

Owie is the best guy you will ever meet! He was there for us every step of the way, answering all of our questions, always patient and always very quick to respond to emails or phone calls.

Now on to the extra special amazingness that is Leal Vineyards. The night before the wedding we had the rehearsal dinner at the Guesthouses at Leal. Owie contacts me and says that the chef is worried about us not having enough food so he wants to make appetizer's for our guest complementary! I then get an email from Giselle saying that she would like to add some fresh flowers to my centerpieces for me complementary! We had planned to use some fake flowers that we had purchased from Michaels, but Giselle took care of everything and it looked absolutely beautiful and saved me so much time and stress the day of!

This doesn't even start to cover all of the ways that Leal helped make our wedding day all that we could dream, but I hope it will give you an idea. I was also approached by almost every guest who said that the food was wonderful (seriously their chicken is to die for) and that the venue was absolutely beautiful and the perfect setting for a wedding.

I can't thank Leal enough! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier with my wedding at Leal. Owie was the best wedding vendor I worked with by far, he was quick to answer my bazillion questions, he was kind, accommodating, and his staff was by my side and beck and call the day of. You have no idea how helpful it is to have their assistant, Sammi, running to grab food, drinks, and round up vendors for you!
I worked with Giselle on the decor and she executed my vision perfectly, not one details went missed! We had her coordinate the day of and it went smooth and with no hiccups, yes, you read that correctly; NO ERRORS!! She helped me calm my nerves because it was clear she was on top of everything!
We rented the houses they have available on the property which made the day so much more enjoyable. We had a guy house and a girl house and never had to leave the location. The rooms were beautiful and the house felt warm and cozy. They even have a hot tub that overlooks the waterfall and entire property!
The wine and food were AMAZING. I could have sat and ate all night! We also opted for the smore bar which was delicious.
Owie was a phenomenal event manager and the day could not have been more perfect!! He made me feel like I was his friend and special, not just another bride at their very busy venue. That feeling while planning a wedding is invaluable!
Leal is amazing!
I could not be happier with my wedding at Leal. Owie was the best wedding vendor I worked with by far, he was quick to Read more...
I could not be happier with my wedding at Leal. Owie was the best wedding vendor I worked with by far, he was quick to answer my bazillion questions, he was kind, accommodating, and his staff was by my side and beck and call the day of. You have no idea how helpful it is to have their assistant, Sammi, running to grab food, drinks, and round up vendors for you!
I worked with Giselle on the decor and she executed my vision perfectly, not one details went missed! We had her coordinate the day of and it went smooth and with no hiccups, yes, you read that correctly; NO ERRORS!! She helped me calm my nerves because it was clear she was on top of everything!
We rented the houses they have available on the property which made the day so much more enjoyable. We had a guy house and a girl house and never had to leave the location. The rooms were beautiful and the house felt warm and cozy. They even have a hot tub that overlooks the waterfall and entire property!
The wine and food were AMAZING. I could have sat and ate all night! We also opted for the smore bar which was delicious.
Owie was a phenomenal event manager and the day could not have been more perfect!! He made me feel like I was his friend and special, not just another bride at their very busy venue. That feeling while planning a wedding is invaluable!
Leal is amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
The venue is truly a hidden gem! The staff is very friendly, Owie, our on site coordinator was very generous, understanding, and accommodating. We truly enjoyed the venue, and our guests were in awe of it as well. It is intimate, beautiful, and truly has many elements from the barrel room, olive grove, to ceremony and tent reception are all options that you can take advantage of. We also used the 2 houses on the property for the weekend, and that truly helped house our bridal party and guests for the weekend and not have to make the commute back and forth. We truly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend this venue to others!
The venue is truly a hidden gem! The staff is very friendly, Owie, our on site coordinator was very generous, Read more...
The venue is truly a hidden gem! The staff is very friendly, Owie, our on site coordinator was very generous, understanding, and accommodating. We truly enjoyed the venue, and our guests were in awe of it as well. It is intimate, beautiful, and truly has many elements from the barrel room, olive grove, to ceremony and tent reception are all options that you can take advantage of. We also used the 2 houses on the property for the weekend, and that truly helped house our bridal party and guests for the weekend and not have to make the commute back and forth. We truly enjoyed our experience and would highly recommend this venue to others! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leal Vineyards is a hidden gem in a small town! When my friend told me to look at this place in Hollister, I thought she was kidding. I would have never guessed such a beautiful location was out there! They had everything I wanted and hosted us for the whole weekend. They have 3 different locations where you can hold the ceremony. We chose to have it at the Lavanda in front of the lake. Then they had a tent where we had the reception. Also included in our package was the rehearsal dinner, which is rare to find! We had it at the Olive Grove and they did a Tuscan theme dinner, which was amazing!

They also had 2 houses on the property that we were able to rent out for the whole weekend. The whole wedding party stayed there and we want to go back! The houses are beautiful!!! We had a fire in the huge outdoor fire pit one night and they also have a great hot tub on the top of the waterfall! We also were able to host a brunch on the deck of the houses on Sunday after the wedding. It was a great weekend event!

Owie is great to work with and is so prompt on answering all your questions. He was willing to make changes to the menu for us and was flexible with our time. They aren't looking to nickel and dime you, like other wedding venues and they really do make sure everything goes as planned. The staff was great and everyone at the wedding had a blast.

I wish I could do it all over again just so I could have another great weekend at Leal Vineyards!

Not to forget though that the wine is really good too!
Leal Vineyards is a hidden gem in a small town! When my friend told me to look at this place in Hollister, I thought she Read more...
Leal Vineyards is a hidden gem in a small town! When my friend told me to look at this place in Hollister, I thought she was kidding. I would have never guessed such a beautiful location was out there! They had everything I wanted and hosted us for the whole weekend. They have 3 different locations where you can hold the ceremony. We chose to have it at the Lavanda in front of the lake. Then they had a tent where we had the reception. Also included in our package was the rehearsal dinner, which is rare to find! We had it at the Olive Grove and they did a Tuscan theme dinner, which was amazing!

They also had 2 houses on the property that we were able to rent out for the whole weekend. The whole wedding party stayed there and we want to go back! The houses are beautiful!!! We had a fire in the huge outdoor fire pit one night and they also have a great hot tub on the top of the waterfall! We also were able to host a brunch on the deck of the houses on Sunday after the wedding. It was a great weekend event!

Owie is great to work with and is so prompt on answering all your questions. He was willing to make changes to the menu for us and was flexible with our time. They aren't looking to nickel and dime you, like other wedding venues and they really do make sure everything goes as planned. The staff was great and everyone at the wedding had a blast.

I wish I could do it all over again just so I could have another great weekend at Leal Vineyards!

Not to forget though that the wine is really good too! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Owie who did an amazing job, he worked with our budget and schedules. He is definitely into his profession, and makes Leal Vineyards look very good. Leal Vineyards is such a gorgeous venue with beautiful scenery. It is exactly what we both dreamt of having for our wedding.
We worked with Owie who did an amazing job, he worked with our budget and schedules. He is definitely into his profession, Read more...
We worked with Owie who did an amazing job, he worked with our budget and schedules. He is definitely into his profession, and makes Leal Vineyards look very good. Leal Vineyards is such a gorgeous venue with beautiful scenery. It is exactly what we both dreamt of having for our wedding. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Leal Vineyards was a pleasure to work with for our wedding. The venue is beautiful and the entire staff is friendly, helpful, and professional. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Highly reccomend this venue...
Leal Vineyards was a pleasure to work with for our wedding. The venue is beautiful and the entire staff is friendly, Read more...
Leal Vineyards was a pleasure to work with for our wedding. The venue is beautiful and the entire staff is friendly, helpful, and professional. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Highly reccomend this venue... Read less
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missdiaz
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Would do it all over again here!
Would do it all over again here!
Would do it all over again here! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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