Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Auction

VinDeMontagesCome celebrate the Vin des Montagnes of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association on Sunday, August 25, from 2pm to 5pm. Enjoy the grounds at Roaring Camp while sipping wines made by legendary winemakers and tasting edible delights. This event is accompanied by a silent and live auctions to support the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association.

The Train

For those guests interested in riding the train there is one scheduled at 12:30 pm returing at 1:45 pm. You can purchase your tickets with Roaring Camp Railroads by clicking here.

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The Auction

Bid, bid, bid! Support the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association by participating in their live and silent auctions. This annual fundraiser supports the Santa Cruz Mountains wine appellation and its wineries by helping the Association promote this legendary wine region.

The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association is an alliance of more than 70 wineries promoting wines produced from the Santa Cruz Mountains Viticultural Appellation. The Santa Cruz Mountains appellation was among the first to be defined by mountain topography, following the fog line along the coast to encompass the highest vineyards on the ridgetops as high as 2600 feet. The region encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountain range and extends from Woodside in the north to Watsonville in the south; from Monterey Bay along the coast to the Silicon Valley inland. Here one can be proud to support a small group of artisan wineries tucked among the redwoods along scenic mountain roads, or perched atop ridges with sweeping views to the sea. Visitors can meet the winemakers, enjoy legendary wines, and experience the natural beauty of the region.

Auction items will include rare wines, getaways to world class resorts, sporting tickets, unique private winemakers’ dinners and much, much more.

Passport Days Coming Up!

PassportDays2Passport Days to the Santa Cruz Mountains was introduced in 1993, by the Winegrowers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. Over the last 20 years the 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.
The third Saturday of January, April, July and November, passport guests are welcomed into 30+ wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, each offering a unique pairing of artisan handcrafted wines, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Santa Cruz Mountains wine. Meet the winemakers, grapegrowers and sample exclusive vintages from wineries generally not open to the public. Delight in discovering each winery’s unique Passport “theme,” a tradition of the event. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend. Enjoy!