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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. Visit www.scmwa.com →
Santa Cruz Mountains wineries

23 wineries

Events in Santa Cruz Mountains

Celebrate Organic Farming at RIDGE during Down to Earth Month

Saturday, April 20

Ridge Vineyards - Monte Bello, Cupertino

Join us as we celebrate the benefits of organic farming on Saturday, April 20th with a special flight of wines made entirely from organically grown grapes.

Cost: $15/ no charge to Wine Club members

Address & Location:
Ridge Vineyards - Monte Bello, 17100 Montebello Road , Cupertino, CA

Phone: (408) 687-3233

Email: wine@ridgewine.com

Website: www.ridgewine.com

Details: Join us as we celebrate the benefits of organic farming on Saturday, April 20th as part of Down to Earth month.  We will be featuring a special flight of wines, current release and library offerings, made entirely from organically grown grapes.  We are the largest grower of organically certified grapes in both Sonoma County and the Santa Cruz Mountains, and couldn't be more excited to share this special flight of wines with you at both of our wineries, Lytton Springs in Healdsburg and Monte Bello in Cupertino.

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Day

Saturday, April 20

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains with many organic and sustainable wines.

Cost: 75.00 , Passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 684-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.

Music at the Vineyards

Sunday, April 28

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga, CA

Kick back, relax with the Johnny Neri Duo's classic and contemporary rock tunes on April 28, 1-4 p.m. on the patio at Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards!

Cost: Free admission; wine for purchase

Address & Location:
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, 22645 Garrod Road, Saratoga, CA, CA

Phone: (408) 867-7116

Email: events@cgv.com

Website: www.cgv.com

Details: Cooper-Garrod features the Johnny Neri Duo at "Music at the Vineyards" on April 28, 1-4 p.m. playing classic and contemporary rock tunes. Bring friends, bring a picnic, or purchase cheeses and salumi from the 'frig in our Tasting Room to go alongside the lovely estate wines you'll find here. Each Sunday afternoon, it's like a private little concert from another group. Find the season line-up at www.cgv.com/dyn/music.

Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

Sunday, May 19

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

Sip, sample and bid! Taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.

Cost: $75-$125 (Early Bird), $95-$145(after April 1st)

Address & Location:
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction. Grand Tasting (General Admission) 1:00pm- 4:00pm Ticket includes personal picnic lunch. Early Bird pricing ($75) for the Grand Tasting (General Admission) ends April 1. Grand Tasting (VIP) 12:00pm- 4:00pm Early 12pm entrance includes 1 hour advanced entry as well as an oyster and sparkling wine bar, personal picnic lunch. Early Bird pricing ($125) for the Grand Tasting (VIP) ends April 1.

Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park Wine Walk

Saturday, June 1

Downtown Menlo Park, Menlo Park

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm.

Cost: $49

Address & Location:
Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. Purchase your favorites from the bottle booth and Stay downtown for a dinner or movie to follow!

Aptos Wine Wander

Saturday, June 8

Aptos Village, Aptos

Join us in the heart of Aptos Village for an afternoon of tasting delicious, local Santa Cruz Mountains wines.

Cost: $35

Address & Location:
Aptos Village, 8050 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Join us in the heart of Aptos Village for an afternoon of tasting delicious, local Santa Cruz Mountains wines. All proceeds benefit Rio Del Mar Elementary, Mar Vista Elementary and Valencia Elementary.

Passport Celebration Days in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Saturday, July 20

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Cost: $75, passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.

Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Harvest Dinner

Sunday, September 8

Deer Park Ranch, Aptos

Join SCMWA at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines, for an evening under the stars.

Cost: $150

Address & Location:
Deer Park Ranch, 1950 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Join the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines, for an evening under the stars. The evening will begin with a wine reception, during which guests can sample a variety of wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains while they bid on wine lots as part of a silent auction. Following the reception, guests will be treated to local, farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Brad Briske​, Chef and Owner of HOME restaurant in Soquel, where he cooks hyper-local California cuisine, butchers and cures wild game, and plates up handmade pastas and fresh catch from the Monterey Bay. Benefiting Hospice of Santa Cruz County

Top of the Mountain Wine Fest

Saturday, October 12

Particpating Wineries on Montebello Road, Cupertino

Join four wineries from the iconic Santa Cruz Mountains on Montebello Road in Cupertino for a day of food, entertainment, and wine tasting.

Cost: $50

Address & Location:
Particpating Wineries on Montebello Road, Montebello Road, Cupertino, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Join four wineries from the iconic Santa Cruz Mountains on Montebello Road in Cupertino for a day of food, entertainment, and wine tasting.

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Days

Saturday, November 16

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Cost: $75, passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.