Santa Cruz Wineries


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Joe Becerra

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Santa Cruz Wine Country – Best Wineries

Escape the wine country crowds to the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountain wine region. We have three wine trails of great wineries to experience. The first two Santa Cruz wine trails wind through the Coastal Redwoods to secluded areas. Our third set of wineries is in the beach town of Santa Cruz. Remember to book appointments for tastings and tours.

Highway 35 to Bear Creek Road  to Santa Cruz

best Santa Cruz mountain wineries
Byington and delicious Pinot Noir

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. Enjoy the Pinot Noir wines and the beautiful Coastal Redwood Trees. Read More

Santa Cruz via Highway 85 & Highway 9

Ridge Montebello famous for Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine trail leads to a great view of the S.F Bay at the famous Ridge Montebello Winery. We then proceed to some fabulous hidden wineries in the mountains of Santa Cruz. At Pichetti Ranch, taste wine and then hike the Peninsula Open Space trails. Read More

Swift Street Courtyard Wineries

swift street courtyard wineries
Kelly’s at Swift Street

Swift Street wineries are side-by-side in the Courtyard. This area is close to Santa Cruz and the famous Boardwalk. There are also some fun shopping and beer pubs. Swift Street is a happening place, as is Santa Cruz. Read More

Additional travel information for Santa Cruz Wine Trails

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 First time to a winery? Find out what happens in a typical tasting room. Are you wondering about how to taste wine? Wine Tasting Techniques 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. Please read our Disclaimer Document on the information contained on Wine Country Getaways.
  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.

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