Santa Cruz Mountains Vintners Festival

A Spring Wine Festival In Wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Festival Type: Wine

Wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

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Explore the wines and wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains!

Visit more than 50 wineries over the first two weekends of June during the Annual Santa Cruz Mountains Vintners Festival. Special attractions including barrel tastings, winery tours, new wine releases, meet-the-winemakers, live entertainment, artists and artisan food producers. Visit many wineries that are not open at other times.

For more information, see the website of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Assn. at;; phone (831)685-8463.

The unique mountain terrain of the Santa Cruz Mountains region, its marine influence, varied micro-climates and distinctive biodiversity combine to produce some of the finest conditions in the world for winegrowing.

About the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA

The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association is an alliance of more than 70 wineries promoting wines produced from the Santa Cruz Mountains Viticultural Appellation, federally recognized as in 1981. The Santa Cruz Mountains appellation was among the first to be defined by mountain topography, following the fog line along the coast to encompass the highest vineyards on the ridgetops as high as 2600 feet elevation. The region encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountain range and extends from Woodside in the north to Watsonville in the south; from Monterey Bay along the coast to Silicon Valley inland. Here one can find intimate, artisan wineries tucked among the redwoods along scenic mountain roads, or perched atop ridges with sweeping views to the sea. Visitors can meet with and talk with the winemakers, and drive from the mountaintops (where it snows in winter!) to the coast and enjoy a sunset walk on the beach. Here, wine tasting is as much an experience of the natural beauty of the region as it is a delightful discovery of unique world-class wines.

More information is available at and; phone (831)685-8463.

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