Top Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Routes and Trails
Escape the wine country crowd. The first two Santa Cruz wine trails wind through the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Continue on to the beach town of Santa Cruz for more fun at the Swift Street Courtyard wineries. Find out where to dine, stay, and picnic. Visit the top wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Santa Cruz via Highway 35 and Bear Creek Road
This wine trail begins on Skyline Blvd. (Hwy 35) at the Thomas Fogarty Winery and winds to Byington and David Bruce wineries and then to Santa Cruz. Read More
Santa Cruz via Highway 85 & Highway 9
This wine trail leads to a great view of the S.F Bay at the famous Ridge Winery and then procedes to some fabulous hidden wineries in the mountains of Santa Cruz. Read More
Advice for your Santa Cruz Mt. Wine Tour:
Sierra Wine Book Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines 2011
You are encouraged to have a designated driver | Consider a limousine or van service
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Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting.
There are other Santa Cruz wineries on our wine tour; if you see one that strikes your fancy , drop in and tell us what you think.
Plan for a picnic lunch at one of the wineries.
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