There are so many local wineries in the area, but there are a unique cluster of impressive wine bars, too. Pop the cork and dive in. See also Good Times Josie Cowden's reviews of Santa Cruz area wines and wineries.
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Cava 115 San Jose Ave. Capitola, (Between Capitola Ave. & the Esplanade) 831-476-2282, cavacapitola.com Just a block from Capitola Beach, Cava delivers a fine mix of wine and entertainment.
It's Wine Tyme 116 Stockton Avenue, Capitola, California 95010 | 831-477-4455 itswinetyme.com
Vinocruz 725 Front St. #101, Santa Cruz, 831-426-8466, vinocruz.com Wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains are featured here from more than 70 wineries. Convenient downtown Santa Cruz location and comfortable atmosphere make this a hotspot. Written up in the Wall Street Journal for its devotion to local wines in the region, Vinocruz certainly stands out.
Soif Wine Bar & Merchants 105 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz 831-423-2020, soifwine.com A downtown Santa Cruz haven that is both an impressive wine boutique and a great place to catch some interesting culinary dishes.
Vino Prima 55 B Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, 831-426-0750 A fine hotspot on the wharf, Vino Prima offers specials daily. Wednesdays, for instance, it spotlights one unique winery. Tuesdays, you can buy one glass of wine and get the other for free.
Alfaro Family Vineyards 420 Hames Road, Corralitos 831-728-5172, alfarowine.com
Ahlgren Vineyard 20320 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, 831-338-6071, ahlgrenvineyard.com
Bargetto Winery 3535 N. Main Street, Soquel, 831-475-2258, bargetto.com
Beauregard Vineyards 10 Pine Flat Road, Bonny Doon, 831-425-7777, beauregardvineyards.com
Bonny Doon Vineyard 328 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz, 831-425-4518, bonnydoonvineyard.com
Burrell School Vineyards 24060 Summit Road, Los Gatos, 408-353-6290, burrellschool.com
David Bruce Winery 21439 Bear Creek Rd., Los Gatos, 408-354-4214, 800-397-9973, davidbrucewinery.com
Dancing Creek Winery, 4363 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz. 831-425-3561 dancingcreekwinery.com
Hallcrest Vineyards & Organic Wine Works 379 Felton Empire Road, Felton, 831-335-4441, hallcrestvineyard.com
Hunter Hill Vineyard and Winery 7099 Glen Haven Road, Soquel, 831-465-9294, hunterhillwines.com
Loma Prieta Winery, 26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos. 408-353-2950 lomaprietawinery.com
Nicholson Vineyards 2800 Pleasant Valley Road, Corralitos 831-724-7071, nicholsonvineyards.com
Pelican Ranch Winery 402 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz, 831-426-6911, pelicanranch.com
Pleasant Valley Vineyards 600 Pleasant Valley Road, Corralitos 831-728-2826, pvvines.com
Poetic Cellars, 5000 North Rodeo Gulch Drive, Soquel. 831-462-3478 poeticcellars.com
Roudon-Smith Winery 2364 Bean Creek Road, Scotts Valley, 831-438-1244, roudensmith.com
Silver Mountain Vineyards 402 Ingals St., Santa Cruz, 466-0559 silvermtn.com
Storrs Winery Old Sash Mill, 303 Potrero St., #35, Santa Cruz, 831-458-5030, storrswine.com
Summit to Sea Wine Trail: Boutique wineries from the Summit to Sea, www.summit2seawinetrail.com
Vine Hill Winery 2300 Jarvis Rd Santa Cruz 427-0436
Vino Tabi Winery 334 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz 831-426-1809, vino-tabi-wine.com
Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards Road, Corralitos 831-786-9463, windyoaksestate.com
For a complete listing of Santa Cruz Mountains wineries, call 831-479-8463, or go to scmwa.com. Call ahead for tasting hours and to get specific directions.
Wine trails brochures and maps are available at all wineries.
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