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Santa Cruz vineyards

One of California’s Better Kept Secrets

One of California’s better kept secrets, the Santa Cruz Mountains, are home to nearly 50 family-owned and operated vineyards and wineries that specialize in small yield, handcrafted wines. With a winemaking tradition that dates back to the late 1800’s, local winemakers have mastered growing in the region, producing excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Visit Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz's Visitor Center, provides an extensive list of top wineries to check out along with fun facts about the Santa Cruz growing region. Click here to learn more.

Beauregard Vineyards

Beauregard Vineyards

"For four generations, my family has been working the land in Bonny Doon, CA growing premium wine grapes.  As winemakers it is our mission to produce wines that display the flavor of our home land, and make wines that are true to their variety.  My wines are simplistic in the sense that they reflect what they truly are.  This is accomplished through old world winemaking techniques. We invite you to experience the true terroir of Bonny Doon, and enjoy the typicity and purity of our wines."

- Ryan Beauregard, Winemaker

Wine Tasting Open Daily 11AM - 5PM Located at 10 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 

Chaminade Guests: Don't forget to stop by the front desk to get your complimentary tasting card!

Click here to learn more about Beauregard Vineyards

Summit To Sea Wine Trail

Summit To Sea Wine Trail

The Summit to Sea Wine Trail is a unique collection of wineries, each ready to welcome you with hospitality and exceptional award winning wines. 

Burrell School - Visit the historic 1890 Burrell School house for its charming gazebo and rose gardens, sunset views & school-themed estate wines.

Loma Prieta - Escape to a high altitude (26oo ft) Mediterranean villa with panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, perfect for picnics. 

Wrights Station - With some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the Summit area (planted 1981), Wrights Station invites you to taste in an elegantly repurposed 1947 farmhouse.  Relax in the living room, lounging on the enclosed porch or picnicking on the expansive deck.

Click here to learn more about Summit To Sea Wineries

Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery

Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery

Richard Alfaro and and his wife Mary Kay enjoy the fruits of their labor. After a satisfying career as the founders of a restaurant and the wholesale baking company known under their own name - Alfaro's Micro Bakery - the couple shifted gears in 1997, acquiring an aging 75 acre apple farm south of Santa Cruz in Corralitos, California, which they subsequently transformed into Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery.  With 56 acres currently under vine, the most-recently planted 8 acres was CCOF Certified Organic in 2010.

Click here to learn more about Alfaro Wines

Bargetto Winery

Bargetto Winery 

Bargetto Winery has produced hand-crafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933.We specialize in estate grown varietals from our Regan Estate Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. 

Santa Cruz Tasting Room: 3535 North Main Street Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 475-2258 ext. 14
Hours: Open Daily 12:00 - 5:00

Monterey Tasting Room: 700-G Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-4053
Hours: Sun - Thurs. 11:00 - 6:30, Fri - Sat 11:00 - 7:00

Explore Santa Cruz Wines

Wine Passport Days - Offer the opportunity to try wine tastings at a number of wineries, some of which are only open to the public for Passport days. This self-guided tour of the Santa Cruz Mountains includes discounts at select local restaurants, such as Chaminade's Linwood's Bar & Grill.

The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association - Coordinates other events throughout the year and is a one-stop source for the region’s wineries.

The Swift Street Courtyard - Located on the Westside of Santa Cruz in a convenient courtyard setting are a collection of boutique wineries. Taste your way around the courtyard and then grab a quick bite at the bakery or other eateries in the vicinity.

Wine Packages are often offered at Chaminade Resort & Spa. Wine packages enable people to get a taste of what the Santa Cruz Mountains have to offer and enjoy the luxuries of a four diamond resort.

Chaminade’s Farm to Table Wine Dinners offered throughout the summer months, enable guests to try a variety of wines from throughout the Santa Cruz and Monterey County growing regions and enjoy a handcrafted locally sourced meal. Click here to learn more.

A few more wineries you may want to visit

  • MJA Vineyards has two tasting rooms, one in Santa Cruz on the Westside and one in Los Gatos. Open 7 days a week, MJA Vineyards offers a variety of wine for tasting including Santa Cruz Pinot Noir.
  • The vintages’ of Storrs Winery utilizes grapes selected from vineyards throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.
  • Known for its untraditional labels Bonny Doon Vineyard offers high-end boutique vintages.
Santa Cruz beer trail

INTRODUCING THE NEWEST REASON TO VISIT SANTA CRUZ

Santa Cruz deserves to be in the spotlight for its amazing craft beer scene and the Santa Cruz Beer Trail Passport is here to guide you on your journey. The Trail Passport embodies what the Beer Trail is all about, encouraging people to get out and discover!

The “First Release” Passport is focused on providing visitors with a self-guided expedition that showcases just how diverse and unique the Santa Cruz craft beer community truly is.

*Video Courtesy of The Santa Cruz Beer Trail*

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