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Celebrate California Wine Month

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
www.alfarowine.com/
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm – 5pm
Reservations recommended

BARGETTO WINERY (pet-friendly *)
3535 North Main Street | Soquel, CA
www.bargetto.com
Tel: 831.475.2258
Open daily, 12pm – 5pm
Reservations required
*Only the creekside courtyard is pet-friendly.

CANTINE WINE PUB (pet-friendly)
8050 Soquel Drive | Aptos, CA
www.cantinewinepub.com
Tel: 831.612.6191
Open Tuesdays-Thursdays 3pm – late, Friday and Saturdays 2pm – late, Sundays 2pm – 10pm

LESTER ESTATE WINES
2000-2010 Pleasant Valley Road | Aptos, CA
www.lesterestatewines.com
Tel: 831.728.3793
Open Saturdays 12pm – 4pm
Reservations required

Nicholson Vineyards Friends Strolling Through the Vineyard

NICHOLSON VINEYARDS (pet friendly)
2800 Pleasant Valley Road | Aptos, CA
www.nicholsonvineyards.com
Tel: 831.724.7071
Open Saturdays and Sundays 1pm – 5pm
Reservations recommended

CA Wine Month - Logo

SILVER MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS
328 Delta #D | Santa Cruz, CA
www.silvermtn.com
Tel: 408.353.2278
Open Saturdays and Sundays 12pm – 5pm
Reservations required

SOQUEL VINEYARDS (pet friendly)
8063 Glen Haven Road | Soquel, CA
www.soquelvineyards.com
Tel: 831.462.9045
Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 4:30pm
Reservations recommended (especially for parties of 6+)

Storrs Winery Corralitos Tasting Room with Group Tasting

STORRS WINERY – CORRALITOS (pet friendly)
1560 Pleasant Valley Road | Aptos, CA
www.storrswine.com
Tel: 831.724.5030
Open Fridays, Saturdays,m and Sundays 12pm – 5pm
Reservations required

STORRS WINERY – OLD SASH MILL (pet friendly)
303 Potrero Street #35 | Santa Cruz, CA
www.storrswine.com
Tel: 831.458.5030
Open Fridays 12pm – 5pm
Reservations required

Corralitos Wine Trail Vines
Pamela and Stephen Storrs of Storrs Winery on the Corralitos Wine Trail

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.

California Chardonnay Grapes on the Vine

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS WINEGROWERS ASSOCIATION
335 Spreckels Drive, Suite B | Aptos, CA
www.scmwa.com
Tel: 831.685.8463
Provides in-depth information about the Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries and wine-related events.

*Tasting room hours subject to change; call to verify

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