Events

Enjoy three days in the Santa Cruz Mountains while you learn, explore and taste the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced by our legendary winemakers.

Taste of the Mountains Pinot Paradise*
Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15, 2017

Come sip, sample and enjoy three days meandering your way through the many Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Taste through barrel samples, enjoy the experience of meeting our winemakers and participate in personal tours of the vineyards.

SAVE THE DATE FOR PINOT PARADISE!
Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15, 2017

Last Year’s Participating Wineries:

PINOT PARADISE 2017

 Learn, explore and taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced by legendary winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Pinot Paradise
Saturday, September 23 / Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15

Enjoy four days of festivities devoted exclusively to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Discover why this appellation is recognized as one of the world’s leading Pinot Noir producers. 

Events include:
Saturday, September 23, 5-9pm
Pinot Harvest Dinner at Lester Family Vineyards, Corralitos
Taste exquisite wines, bid on magnum bottles and celebrate harvest under the stars. Enjoy a 90 minute wine reception with passed appetizers followed by a 3-course dinner prepared by Chef Tanya DeCell of Original Sin. All proceeds will benefit Hospice of Santa Cruz County.


Harvest Dinner Menu paired with Santa Cruz Mountains Wines

passed hors d’oeuvres
Starter:Zucchini Herb Pancakes and Sauteed Gulf Shrimp with Shellfish Beurre Blanc
Entree: Butternut Squash Gnocchi and Short Rib Ragu with Gremolata
Dessert: Chocolate Sin Torte with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

download dinner menu here: please advise of dietary requests.
$150 per person

Participating wineries: Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery • Bargetto Winery • Burrell School Vineyards & Winery • Clos Tita Winery • Cooper•Garrod Estate Vineyards • Martin Ranch Winery • Russian Ridge Winery • Sante Arcangeli Family Wines • Silvertip Vineyards • Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards

 

Friday, October 13, 6-9pm
Reserve Tasting at Hollins House, Pasatiempo Golf Club
Taste premium Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from 20 winemakers from the Santa Cruz Mountains, enjoy a strolling dinner provided by Hollins House and bid on magnum bottles.
$80 per person

Participating wineries: Armitage Wines • Bargetto Winery • Big Basin Vineyards • Burrell School Vineyards & Winery • Cinnabar Winery • Cooper•Garrod Estate Vineyards • House Family Vineyards • Kings Mountain Vineyards • Loma Prieta Winery • Mindego Ridge Vineyard • Mount Eden Vineyards • Muccigrosso Vineyards • Muns Vineyard • Nicholson Vineyards • Silver Mountain Vineyards • Silvertip Vineyards • Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards • Wrights Station Vineyards & Winery


Saturday, October 14, 9am-12pm

Pinot Noir Technical Session at Scotts Valley Hilton
Join us to learn the history of our special AVA and meet some of the founders of the modern Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation. We will also feature an in-depth exploration of the geology that lays the foundation of our great region. A technical tasting to illustrate the topic will be a featured part of the event.
$45 per person

 

Saturday, October 14, 1-4pm
Pinot Picnic in the Park at Quail Hollow Ranch Park, Ben Lomond (original home of Sunset Magazine)
Bring your own picnic and taste Pinot Noirs from 20 vintners of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Tickets are $25 and include a wine glass and 10 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at $1 each.

 

Sunday, October 15, 12-5pm
Pathway to Pinot Paradise
Visit wineries along the Pathway to Pinot Paradise Wine Trail. Sip, sample and enjoy a self-guided tour from 12 to 5 pm by visiting the many Pinot Noir & Chardonnay producers of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Taste barrel samples, meet local Santa Cruz Mountains winemakers and partake in personal tours of the vineyards. Pathway to Pinot Paradise tickets are $25.00 each. Pathway tasting not included in Passport purchase. Passport holders must purchase Pathway tickets to participate.