Santa Cruz County’s boutique wineries look forward to welcoming visitors this season during California Wine Month in 2021. Experience the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains in a variety of idyllic settings: at a stylish urban tasting room, at a bucolic winery surrounded by vineyards, or at a family- and pet-friendly winery where you can bring your tots and pups! The local wine community continues to take extra precautions to keep visitors, residents, employees, and their families safe and healthy. To ensure the best experience, please check with wineries before visiting and make a reservation if requested.
Wineries and Tasting Areas
ALFARO FAMILY VINEYARDS (pet-friendly)
40 Hames Road | Corralitos, CA
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm – 5pm
BARGETTO WINERY (pet-friendly *)
3535 North Main Street | Soquel, CA
Open daily, 12pm – 5pm
*Only the creekside courtyard is pet-friendly.
CANTINE WINE PUB (pet-friendly)
8050 Soquel Drive | Aptos, CA
Open Tuesdays-Thursdays 3pm – late, Friday and Saturdays 2pm – late, Sundays 2pm – 10pm
LESTER ESTATE WINES
2000-2010 Pleasant Valley Road | Aptos, CA
Open Saturdays 12pm – 4pm
NICHOLSON VINEYARDS (pet friendly)
2800 Pleasant Valley Road | Aptos, CA
Open Saturdays and Sundays 1pm – 5pm
SILVER MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS
328 Delta #D | Santa Cruz, CA
Open Saturdays and Sundays 12pm – 5pm
SOQUEL VINEYARDS (pet friendly)
8063 Glen Haven Road | Soquel, CA
Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 4:30pm
Reservations recommended (especially for parties of 6+)
STORRS WINERY – CORRALITOS (pet friendly)
1560 Pleasant Valley Road | Aptos, CA
Open Fridays, Saturdays,m and Sundays 12pm – 5pm
STORRS WINERY – OLD SASH MILL (pet friendly)
303 Potrero Street #35 | Santa Cruz, CA
Open Fridays 12pm – 5pm
WINE TASTING AREAS AND RESOURCES
CORRALITOS WINE TRAIL
An idyllic region in South County, the Corralitos Wine Trail features family-owned wineries surrounded by redwood trees and apple orchards.
SURF CITY VINTNERS
On Santa Cruz’s west side, a spirited courtyard is a local favorite where wineries, shops and restaurants can be found. The Surf City Vintners collective of micro-boutique wineries, numbering a dozen, has made Santa Cruz a vibrant gathering place for wine tasting, and a hip, trendy destination.
SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS WINEGROWERS ASSOCIATION
335 Spreckels Drive, Suite B | Aptos, CA
Provides in-depth information about the Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries and wine-related events.
*Tasting room hours subject to change; call to verify