About Sunlit Oaks Winery


A former Silicon Valley engineer, John has always had a passion for winemaking that came to fruition when he opened Sunlit Oaks Winery in April 2013. Yet, John has been doing this since the 80's! He started making wine with his co-worker's at Cisco Systems.


John left Cisco in 2011 and started this business soon after.


He and his wife Rita have transformed their family ranch into a winery, tasting room, and vineyard, producing a variety of remarkable wines that will appeal to anyone.

Our Vineyards


Sunlit Oaks’ beautiful grape vineyards are included in their panoramic view that streches from San Martin to San Juan Bautista. 

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Our Team

Chelsea, Rita, and John Grogan (and Poppy the dog!) hanging in the tasting room.Our business is a family affair! Family-owned, our team will ensure an amazing experience every time you visit us.

Learn more about our winemaking team.