Santa Cruz is known for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the redwoods and the movie the Lost Boys. What you didnt’ know is that Santa Cruz has incredible wine and wineries.
Santa Cruz wineries boasts of over 70 tasting rooms and wineries and the Santa Cruz appellation is among the oldest regions in America that produces wine. Santa Cruz is best known for its pinot noir, an award winning wine variety among other wines that are available here. Actually, the winery scene in the county of Santa Cruz is deemed to be as diverse as sights in the region and appear to be inspired by the area’s culture. Most of the wineries in this locality celebrate the different wine varietals in the county alongside entertaining events mixed with fun. Wine lovers continue to be attracted in the area by wine and art festivals in Capitola, Boulder Creek and Scotts Valley. The most notable Santa Cruz wineries are among:
Situated in the Santa Cruz county is the remarkable Sones Cellars. They offer various wine drinks such as Petite Syrah, Shiraz/ Syrah, Pinot Noir, Zifandel and White Blend. Successfully managed by Lois and Michael Sones, they made sure to provide their guests more reasons to go there. You can tour the barrel rooms, soak in the natural landscapes around, have private events and private tastings, buy stuff at their store, go on a wine and food pairing, enjoy a musical performance and of course, taste their wine. They are available from Friday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5:00 pm. To have an easier time, you might as well contact them and book an appointment with them.
In 1983, Randall Grahm commenced wine production with Boon Doon Vineyard in Santa Cruz Wineries. In fact, they adopted the Rhone variety initially among the wineries located within the state. Because of this, Mr. Grahm is christened as “The Rhone Ranger” of California. In addition to that, Boon Doon Vineyard has also gradually incorporated other blends and varieties into the wine from Italy, such as biodynamic and screwscaps methods. Despite suffering from a great loss of their vineyards due to Pierce’s disease, the vineyard continued to supply their customers with the same top notch wine by buying grapes from other wineries in California, Europe and Oregon. It is now one of the most renowned wineries in Santa Cruz with over a hundred years of providing premium and delectable specially made wines
Introduced by Lance Campbell, a winner of more than 300 state and international awards in wine making, Copious Winery is definitely a favorite by wine enthusiasts. Aside from traditional blend styles developed by modern techniques of wine production, they have furthermore added other more special, refined and deliciously concocted vino. Their superb collection of wine is arguable some of the best in Santa Cruz wineries and includes bubbly cranberry and raspberry flavors to pinot noir, Cardonnay carneros and Sauvignon Blanc and a lot more.
Learn more about Bonny Doon Vineyard and countless other wineries in the Santa Cruz wine region. Search through thousands of winery profiles while planning your next winery trip on Ultimate Wineriesand find the best fit for you.