Santa Cruz Good Times

Thursday
Apr 24th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Clos du Bois Winery

dining closduboisChardonnay 2010

Founded in 1974 and located in Geyserville, Clos du Bois is a well-established winery producing large quantities of wine annually. With its very recognizable label and reasonable prices, Clos du Bois can be found easily in most stores that carry wine.


The Chardonnay 2010, California North Coast sells for about $15—making it a very popular wine that pairs well with food and with a good price-point going for it as well. With its straw-like hue and an intense nose of apples, pears and lemons, complemented by toasty oak, spice and cream, it is actually a lovely wine that lingers on the palate. If you’re cooking up some Indian food, or a spicy Asian dish, then this wine would go with the food nicely. 


Clos Du Bois Winery, 19410 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville, CA 95441. 800-222-3187. Closdubois.com.



Wine Events


Hotel Los Gatos Wine Tasting Fridays
The Hotel Los Gatos continues with its wine tasting Fridays, but has now introduced Sip ’n’ Stay packages for a limited time starting at $219. This includes a one-night stay, wine tasting and breakfast for two. Wines featured in the wine tasting are mostly local—and paired with cheeses from Whole Foods. Info: Hotel Los Gatos or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Center Street Grill—Pouring on the Patio
Center Street Grill has started up its series of Pouring on the Patio every Thursday that so many enjoyed last year. Selections from local wineries are available from 5:30-8 p.m. with appetizers and live jazz as well—featuring the up-tempo group Bebop. Center Street Grill, 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz, 423-4745. Thecenterstreetgrill.com.

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard at Shadowbrook Restaurant for Winemaker Wednesday on May 2
Enjoy one of the last Winemaker Wednesdays at Shadowbrook as the series ends in late May. Info: shadowbrook-capitola.com or scmwa.com.

Mama Mia—Corralitos Style, Saturday, May 12
Three wineries in Corralitos (Nicholson Vineyards, Pleasant Valley Vineyards, Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & Winery) are putting on a wonderful fun event from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Visit all three wineries, meet the winemakers, taste wines, enjoy local sausages, cheeses, berries, vegetables, mushrooms and artisan breads; listen to live music; see art and jewelry vendors; and take home a commemorative glass. Tickets are $55 per person in advance or $60 at the door (if not sold out). Tickets will be mailed if you place your order early (more than 10 days in advance). For tickets and info: mamamia-corralitosstyle.com.

 

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Best of Santa Cruz County 2014

The 2014 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll Come on in, and have a look around. There’s a lot to see—hundreds of winners selected by thousands of GT readers across Santa Cruz County. So if some of this looks familiar, it’s probably because you helped make it happen. But there are always new things to discover, too—you could go to a different winner or runner-up every day in the Food and Drink category alone, and you’d be booked just about until next year’s Best of Santa Cruz County issue comes out.

 

Something Essential Disappears

Lunar and solar eclipses follow one another. Lunar eclipses occur at full moons, and solar eclipses at new moons. Two weeks ago at the full moon we had the blood red moon—a total lunar eclipse (the next one is Oct. 8). On Monday night, April 28 (new moon), as the Sun, Moon and Earth align, a solar eclipse (Sun obscured) occurs. Eclipses signify something irrevocably is changed in our world. The Sun is our essential life force. Monday’s new moon, 9 degrees Taurus, is also an annular solar eclipse when the Moon moves centrally in front of the Sun, yet does not cover the Sun completely. The Sun's outer edges, still visible, form a “ring of fire” around the Moon.

 

Sugar: The New Tobacco?

Proposed bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks Will soda and other saccharine libations soon come with a health warning? They will if it’s up to our state senator, Bill Monning (D-Carmel). On Feb. 27, Monning proposed first-of-its-kind legislation that would require a consumer warning label be placed on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California. SB 1000, also known as the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, was proposed to provide vital information to consumers about the harmful effects of consuming sugary drinks, such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened teas.

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of April 17

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >
Sign up for Tomorrow's Good Times Today
Upcoming arts & events

Latest Comments

 

Palate-Stretching 101

A wine education with Soif’s experts As a veteran of many weekend wine “seminars” at Soif, I have to confess that I’ve never known less (going in) and learned more (coming out) than I did last week at the Spanish Wine Tasting with ace rep Brian Greenwood. These are classy, casual events and it’s hard to imagine having this much flavor fun anywhere for $20.

 

Martin Ranch Winery

Sauvignon Blanc 2011 One of my favorite wines is Sauvignon Blanc, and this one made by Martin Ranch is particularly lovely. Bright, crisp and refreshing, it’s perfect to pair with fish and shellfish—and good for picnics as it has an easy screw-cap bottle. There’s nothing worse than setting down your blanket, pulling out your sandwiches—and then realizing you don’t have a corkscrew.

 

Foodie File: Red Apple Cafe

Breakfast takes center stage at Gracia Krakauer's Red Apple Cafe Before they moved to Aptos, Gracia and her husband Dan Krakauer would visit friends in Santa Cruz County and eat at the Red Apple Café all the time. Then they moved up here from Santa Monica five years ago, and bought the Aptos location (there’s a separate one in Watsonville) from the family who owned it for two decades.

 

How would you feel about a tech industry boom in Santa Cruz?

I feel like it would ruin the small old-town feeling of Santa Cruz. It wouldn’t be the same Surf City kind of vacation town that it is. Antoinette BennettSanta Cruz | Construction Management