February 5, 2020, APTOS, CA – The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) announces upcoming Spring events.
Saturday, February 22 – Taste of the Mountains Celebrates Santa Cruz Mountains Wines at Enoteca La Storia. Enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains in one location. Taste wines from 16 winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains paired with light appetizers provided by Enoteca La Storia. Purchase your favorites from the bottle booth and enjoy dinner at Enoteca La Storia follow! Participating wineries will offer wines for sale at the Bottle Booth. Tickets are $49 in advance/$55 at the door; $40 for Enoteca La Storia wine club members.
Saturday, March 21 – Terroir to Table Dinner Series– March regional wine maker dinner. Celebrate spring bud break and the vernal equinox at Wrights Station. Join 6 producers of the Santa Cruz Mountains for an evening of award-winning wine and delicious food. Sample wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains during the wine reception while bidding on wine lots in the silent auction. Following the reception, sit down for a local, farm-to-table dinner prepared by Wylder Space paired with Santa Cruz Mountain wines. Meet the winemakers, enjoy delicious food and extraordinary wine. Featuring: Silver Mountain Vineyards, Wrights Station Vineuard and Winery , Muns Vineyard, Villa Del Monte Winery, Radonich Brothers Vineyards and Burrell School Vineyards and Winery. $145 per person, $135 before March 9.
Saturday, March 28 – Experience the Saratoga Wine Trail and enjoy wines from six Santa Cruz Mountains wineries including House Family Vineyards, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Eden Estate Wines, Big Basin Vineyards, Roudon Smith Wines and Cinnabar Winery. Enjoy a day of wine tasting, food & entertainment, taste new and yet to be released wines with live music and food for purchase. Tickets are $50 in advance/$60 day of event.
Saturday, March 28 – Taste the Wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains Wines at the Aptos Village Wine Wander. Enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Aptos Village and purchase your favorites from the bottle booth! Tickets are $40 in advance/$49 at the door.
Saturday, April 18 – Celebrate Santa Cruz Mountains April Passport Celebration Day. Over the last 20 years our Passport Celebration Days event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy wines produced by our legendary, artisan winemakers all within the idyllic Santa Cruz Mountains. On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, Passport aficionados are welcomed into 40+ wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, each offering a unique winery experience. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable spring day. Passports are valid good for 1 year, any day a winery is open for public tasting as well as on Passport Celebration Days and are $75 each. For more details please go to: https://scmwa.com/event/scmwinepassport/
Sunday, May 3 – The Wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains Grand Tasting at The Mountain Winery– featuring 40+ Vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains pouring over 150 handcrafted wines, a picnic lunch and silent auction featuring over 200 wine lots.
Spend the afternoon discovering the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains all together in one location! The day-long festival also includes a morning Master Class seminar: a deep-dive into the Wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains led by wine educator and sommelier Ted Glennon featuring 9 Santa Cruz Mountains wines from various producers, varieties, and vintages.
VIP Admission is 12:00pm- 4:30pm. General Admission is 1:30pm-4:00pm. MasterClass seminar 9:30-11:30. Tickets for the Grand Wine Tasting are $70 – $110 per person. The MasterClass session is $50, with a ticket to both events at $145.
About the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Overlooking the renowned Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains is a winegrowing region where high tech gives way to high altitude. Here, where the mountains and Pacific Coast converge, more than 70 wineries and 200 growers produce wines shaped by the elevation and the ocean’s cooling influence. It’s a place where soaring cliffs drop into the sea, steep mountain vineyards overlook idyllic small towns, and tradition meets innovation. Shaped by its unique terrain and a maverick mindset, the Santa Cruz Mountains is a wine region for independent spirits with a taste for the extraordinary. For more information, contact the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) by phone (831)-685-8463, by email at [email protected] , online at scmwa.com, on Facebook.com/SCMWA and on Twitter @SCMWA.