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Santa Cruz Mountains

One of California’s first AVAs, the Santa Cruz Mountains growing area is rich with wooded peaks and small vineyards tucked into quiet hillsides. The region is known primarily for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries

22 wineries

Events in Santa Cruz Mountains

Premier Cruz – A Mountain Cabernet Experience

2018-11-03

House Family Vineyards, Saratoga

Address & Location:
13336 Old Oak Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

Details: Join the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association at House Family Vineyards in Saratoga for an exclusive dinner paired with Cabernet Sauvignon. The evening will begin with a wine reception, during which guests can bid on wine lots as part of a silent auction, and sample new releases as well as rare and older vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon & Bordeaux varietals produced from the Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticulture Area (AVA). Following the reception, guests will be treated to local, farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Rodney Baca, Executive Chef at House Family Vineyards.

Day of the Doon: Estate Vineyard Winemaker Dinner

2018-09-29

San Juan Batista

Address & Location:
543 Mission Vineyard Rd., San Juan Batista, CA

Details: The event (in its sixteenth iteration!) will be held for the seventh time at Randall Grahm’s San Juan Bautista Estate Vineyard and Farm, Popelouchum. It will be a magical late afternoon and evening affair. Guests will have a guided tour of the Popelouchum Estate, before sitting down to dinner between the Grenache Gris and Grenache Blanc vines.

Wine Tasting and The Craftbar at the Annieglass Glass Factory

2018-09-06

Annieglass Studios, Watsonville

Address & Location:
310 Harvest Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076

Details: Annieglass’ Watsonville glass factory and shop, open to the public daily features an onsite tasting room highlighting local and regional fine wines and craft beers. Take part in a craft workshop, cooking demo, free studio tour, or bargain hunting at the outlet store. Pouring Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyards, Storrs, Silver Mountain Vineyards, and other wines. All month, Thursdays-Saturdays!

The Wine Maker Charter — MJA Vineyards

2018-09-28

Chardonnay Sailing Charter Featuring MJA Vineyards, Santa Cruz

Address & Location:
790 Mariner Park Way, Dock FF - Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Details: The 70-foot luxury yacht Chardonnay II features a different local winery every Friday evening, April through September. Drink in stunning views of the California coastline, meet the wine makers and entice your palate with delicious appetizers. Guests can learn about local wines and the art of wine making. Watch the sunset, raise your glasses and give a toast to wine tasting at its finest! September winemaker sails take place September 28th with MJA.

36th Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival

2018-09-08

Over 22 wineries featured in this Capitola Village Festival. , Capitola

Address & Location:
The Esplanade, Capitola Village, CA, Capitola, CA 95010

Details: 22 wineries, 160 artists, gourmet food, fine art, local artisans marketplace, dance groups, street performers, live music, kid’s art & music zone. Admission free in Capitola Village by the Sea. Free parking and shuttle from Capitola Mall. Free bike valet parking at Festival entrance.

PINOT NOIR & CHARDONNAY HARVEST DINNER

2018-08-19

Deer Park Ranch, Aptos

Address & Location:
2000 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos, CA 95003

Details: Celebrate harvest under the stars at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines. Join us for an evening of food and wine featuring select Pinot Noirs & Chardonnays of the Santa Cruz Mountains and local cuisine prepared by Brad Briske of HOME.

2018 Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

May 20, 2018

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

Time: 12-4 PM

Cost: $75-$145

Address & Location:
15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA 95071

Phone: 831-685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: www.siliconvalleywineauction.org

Details: On May 20, 2018 we roll out the barrels for an afternoon of celebration and giving. Share a passion for wine, food, and education at the premier wine fundraiser in the Silicon Valley at Montalvo Arts Center, in Saratoga, California. All proceeds benefit the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, the Oxford Day Academy, and the Krause Center of Innovation Merit Program. The Grand Tasting offers releases from 40+ Vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains pouring over 150 handcrafted wines, an abundance of edible delights and silent auction featuring over 200 wine lots.

April Passport Celebration Day

April 21, 2018

Participating Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Time: 12-5 PM

Cost: $65

Address & Location:
Tasting rooms in and around the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA 95070

Phone: 831-685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region on Passport Celebration Days. On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, our participating wineries welcome passport aficionados into their 50+ tasting rooms throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable day no matter if you go wine tasting on Passport Days or any other day or weekend throughout the year. Enjoy!

November Passport Celebration Day

November 17, 2018

Participating Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Time: 12-5 PM

Cost: $65

Address & Location:
Tasting rooms in and around the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA 95070

Phone: 831-685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region on Passport Celebration Days. On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, our participating wineries welcome passport aficionados into their 50+ tasting rooms throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable day no matter if you go wine tasting on Passport Days or any other day or weekend throughout the year. Enjoy!

July Passport Celebration Day

July 21, 2018

Participating Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Time: 12-5 PM

Cost: $65

Address & Location:
Tasting rooms in and around the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA 95070

Phone: 831-685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region on Passport Celebration Days. On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, our participating wineries welcome passport aficionados into their 50+ tasting rooms throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable day no matter if you go wine tasting on Passport Days or any other day or weekend throughout the year. Enjoy!

April Passport Celebration Day

April 21, 2018

Participating Wineries, Santa Cruz

Time: 12-5 PM

Cost: $65

Address & Location:
Tasting rooms in and around the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz, CA 95070

Details: Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region on Passport Celebration Days. On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, our participating wineries welcome passport aficionados into their 50+ tasting rooms throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable day no matter if you go wine tasting on Passport Days or any other day or weekend throughout the year. Enjoy!

2018 Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

May 20, 2018

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

Time: 12-4pm

Cost: TBD

Address & Location:
15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA 95071-0158

Phone: 831-685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: www.siliconvalleywineauction.org

Details: Join 45 Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers at the Taste of the Mountains Grand Tasting extravaganza for a day of celebration, wine and giving. Taste premium wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA and bid in a silent auction, which includes: VIP Winery Tours and Tastings, exclusive dinners, rare magnum bottles and wines cases, and amazing memorabilia. Tickets go on sale mid January 2018. Please go to our website www.siliconvalleywineauction.org for more information.

November Passport Celebration Day

November 17, 2018

Tasting Rooms in and around the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz

Time: 12-5pm

Cost: $65

Address & Location:
Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Region, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: 831-685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: www.scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region on Passport Celebration Days. On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, our participating wineries welcome passport aficionados into their 50+ tasting rooms throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable day no matter if you go wine tasting on Passport Days or any other day or weekend throughout the year. Enjoy!

July Passport Celebration Day

July 21, 2018

Tasting Rooms in and around the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz

Time: 12-5pm

Cost: $65

Address & Location:
Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Region, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: 831-685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: www.scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region on Passport Celebration Days. On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, our participating wineries welcome passport aficionados into their 50+ tasting rooms throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable day no matter if you go wine tasting on Passport Days or any other day or weekend throughout the year. Enjoy!