Santa Cruz Wineries

Top Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries

Escape the wine country crowd.Choose one or both of these Santa Cruz wine trails. These trails wind through the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the shores of the Pacific Ocean at the resort town of Santa Cruz. Find out where to dine, stay, and picnic. Visit the top wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

santa-cruz-vineyardsSanta 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


wines-santa-cruzSanta 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


courtyardSwift Street Wineries
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


testarossa-vineyardsLos Gatos-Saratoga Wine Trail
Take a day to shop, dine, and wine in the Santa Cruz Mountain towns of Los Gatos and Saratoga. 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

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.

Use our Trip Planner to map your wine trail

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