Santa Cruz Wineries
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.
Wineries Near Chaminade
Experience the true terroir of Bonny Doon at Beauregard Vineyards, a family-owned vineyard. For four generations, Beauregard has been creating simple wines through old-world winemaking.
Alfaro Family Vineyards
The Alfaro Family transformed a 75-acre apple farm into Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery. 56 acres are currently under vine, which they use to create Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and more.
Since 1933, Bargetto Winery has produced hand-crafted wines true to their origins in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sip on wines made from their own varietals overlooking Monterey Bay.
Santa Cruz Mountain
This vineyard prides itself on making food-worthy, cellar-worthy wines. For more than 32 years, they've created wines that express the true flavor of their chosen varietals.
Unlike other wineries in the area, Rexford Winery focuses on crafting small, quality batches of wine. Their single-vineyard wines include Chardonnay and Merlot.
Storrs Winery is a sustainable Santa Cruz winery that emphasizes the use of solar power in the creation of their wines. Sip wine overlooking their organic estate.
MJA Vineyards has two tasting rooms in Santa Cruz and Los Gatos. Open 7 days a week, MJA Vineyards offers a variety of wine including Santa Cruz Pinot Noir.
Bottle Jack Winery
Discover the Santa Cruz Mountains by way of Bottle Jack Winery. They offer both tastings and wine by the glass and a wine club so you can take your favorite home.
More Ways to Explore Santa Cruz Wines
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.
Coordinates other events throughout the year and is a one-stop source for the region’s wineries.
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.
These 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 holds these special dinners throughout the summer months. Guests can try a variety of wines from throughout the Santa Cruz and Monterey County growing regions paired with a handcrafted, locally sourced meal. Click here to learn more.
Bottle & Board with The View
Try a picnic style charcuterie or cheese board paired with a bottle of wine or bucket of premium beers while savoring panoramic views of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay at The View, a restaurant at Chaminade Resort & Spa.
Now available daily from 11 am - 9 pm.