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APRIL 2015 PASSPORT

APRIL 2015 PASSPORT

Passport 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!

Passport Days:

  • Passport Days occurs four times a year on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November.
  • Wineries generally closed to the public are only open on Passport Days.
  • Passport is your opportunity to meet our legendary Winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains and taste some fabulous terroir driven wines.
  • Use the map in the Passport as a rough guide only. Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery.
  • At each winery you visit, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp.
  • Wineries open on non-Passport days will accept Passports and stamp your Passport. Passports are only good for one winery visit.

*Passport Rules:

  • Passports ordered online will be mailed one week prior to passport. Please make sure to purchase passports at least two weeks before event date in order for passports to arrive on time. Please make sure to provide shipping address.
  • Passport benefits are good for ONE VISIT to each participating winery up to 2 years. This includes non-Passport days as well as Passport days.
  • You must have your Passport to have your tasting fee waived at each participating winery.

Keep in mind when planning your tour:

  • Not all participating wineries are open from 11am-5pm on Passport Days. Some have elected to modify their hours. We recommend that customers check the SCMWA website or call participating locations for participating winery hours.
  • Gift prize is available for completing your Passport. Please contact SCMWA.
  • Current Passport holders Passports will expire in two years.
  • Many wineries have limited access and parking. Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries your propose to visit and make arrangements.
  • Passports are $45 online or can be purchased at any participating winery.

*SCMWA reserves the right to change passport rules or to modify them in any way that they deem fit. This includes but is not limited to days of passport, fees, expiration dates and winery participation.

List of participating Wineries click here.

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PINOT PARADISE 2015

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Enjoy three days in the Santa Cruz Mountains by participating in Pinot Paradise! This three day event invites you to come learn, explore and taste the Pinot Noirs produced from our legendary winemakers. Read the event summary below, then scroll to the bottom of the page to buy tickets!

Day 1- Friday, March 20th

Wine Technical Session

Learn and discover! This is a day long forum from 1pm – 4pm of continuing wine education for consumers and winemakers. The forum is followed by a VIP Wine Reception from 4:30pm – 6:00pm.

Join us for this unforgettable event as we take you on this magical journey from vine to glass, and showcase an array of Pinot Noirs from the oldest mountain American Viticulture Area (AVA) in the United States.

Ticket price is $65 and includes VIP Wine Reception.

Day 2- Saturday, March 21st

Pathway to Pinot Paradise

Come sip, sample and enjoy a day meandering your way through the many Pinot Noir 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. Tickets can be purchased online or at any participating winery.

Ticket price is $25. This event is from 12pm- 5pm. To purchase tickets for this event, please do so at participating wineries.

Day 3- Sunday, March 22nd

Pinot Noir Grand Cruz Tasting 

Pinot Paradise presents the Grand Cruz Pinot Noir and Food Tasting at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. Doors open from 12pm to 2pm for VIP, Trade and Media and 2pm to 5pm for the general public. Taste Pinot Noirs from over 40 winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains paired with delectable food from local gourmet restaurants.

Ticket Prices: VIP Grand Tasting $100, from 12pm- 5pm
General Admission Grand Tasting $85, from 2pm- 5pm
To purchase tickets, scroll to the bottom of the page.
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JANUARY 2015 PASSPORT

JANUARY 2015 PASSPORT – Last day to order Passports as a gift is 12/15/2014

Passport 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 50+ 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!

Passport Days:

  • Passport Days occurs four times a year on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November.
  • Wineries generally closed to the public are only open on Passport Days.
  • Passport is your opportunity to meet our legendary Winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains and taste some fabulous terroir driven wines.
  • Use the Map in the Passport as a rough guide only. Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery.
  • At each winery you visit, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp.
  • Wineries open on non-Passport days will accept Passports and stamp your Passport. Passports are only good for one winery visit.

*Passport Rules:

  • Passports ordered online will be mailed one week prior to passport. Please make sure to purchase passports at least two weeks before event date in order for passports to arrive on time. Please make sure to provide shipping address.
  • Passport benefits are good for ONE VISIT to each participating winery up to 2 years. This includes non-Passport days as well as Passport days.
  • You must have your Passport to have your tasting fee waived at each participating winery.

Keep in mind when planning your tour:

  • Not all participating wineries are open from 11am-5pm on Passport Days. Some have elected to modify their hours. We recommend that customers check the SCMWA website or call participating locations for participating winery hours.
  • Gift prize is available for completing your Passport. Please contact SCMWA.
  • Current Passport holders Passports will expire in two years.
  • Many wineries have limited access and parking. Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries your propose to visit and make arrangements.
  • Passports are $45 online or can be purchased at any participating winery.

*SCMWA reserves the right to change passport rules or to modify them in any way that they deem fit. This includes but is not limited to days of passport, fees, expiration dates and winery participation.

List of participating Wineries click here.

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SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PASSPORT DAYS

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS PASSPORT DAYS

Please click here for the map of participating wineries.

Passport Celebration Days!

Passport 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 this unique Mountainous region. Please use the Passport booklet with map as a rough guide to over 50 wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticulture Area (AVA).

On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, Passport aficionados are welcomed into 50+ participating 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 day. Enjoy!

About Passport Days:

Passport Days is your opportunity to meet the legendary winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Use the map in the Passport as a rough guide only. Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery. At each winery visited, a page of this Passport will be given the wineries commemorative stamp.

*Passport Guidelines

  • Passports are valid for two years from date of purchase and entitle the bearer to a Passport experience ONE TIME at each participating winery. Passports must be presented at each winery visited.
  • Call participating wineries for hours of operation. Most wineries are open from 12 to 5 pm.
  • Wineries open on non-Passport days will accept Passports and stamp your Passport. Passports are only good for one winery visit.
  • Before hiring transportation, call the wineries you plan to visit and make arrangements for your group.
  • Passports ordered online will be mailed at least one week prior to the upcoming passport. Please make sure to provide shipping address. If you would like to receive your Passport when ordered please email us at contact@scmwa.com
  • Passports are $45 online or can be purchased at any participating winery.

For a list of participating Passport Wineries, please click here.

*Note: Passport rules are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA).  SCMWA’s Passport program offers invaluable information about participating wineries which include a booklet, map and webpage content for easy navigation. It is up to the sole discretion of each participating winery to offer its own unique experience. 

 

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PREMIER CRUZ SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS – SOLD OUT

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This event is not to be missed! Join us for an exclusive evening of Cabernet tasting with fourteen of our most distinguished Cabernet producers from the Santa Cruz Mountains at the Toll House Hotel in Los Gatos, CA. Cabernet lovers will sip, sample and enjoy an array of new releases and hard to find library wines.  Also be prepared to bid on exclusive auction lot library wines, magnums, private winemaker tours and new releases at our silent auction. Guest will be able to dine on a wonderful fall menu.

Vintners in the Santa Cruz Mountains have been producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon’s since as early as the mid 1800’s. The Cabernets produced from the Santa Cruz Mountains have a distinct character and style that is original to this Mountainous region. In 1976 the Judgment of Paris wine tasting event helped to catapult Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignons onto the international stage when Monte Bello also known as Ridge Vineyards beat out classified Bordeaux estates like Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Montrose, Château Haut-Brion and Château Léoville-Las Cases in a blind tasting conducted by French wine experts.

List of participating wineries include: Ridge Vineyards, Kathryn Kennedy, House Family Winery, Fernwood Cellars, Beauregard VineyardsCooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Mount Eden Vineyards, Silver Mountain Vineyards,  Lexington, Left Bend, Woodside Vineyards, McCarthy Family Estate Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard and Burrell School Vineyards.

Menu:

Short Rib Sliders
Pork Tenderloin Medallion & Fig Chutney
Roasted Rack of Lamb wrapped in Bacon
Smoked Chicken Canapé
Mushroom Bouchee
Risotto & Butternut Squash Croquette

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JULY PASSPORT

JULY 2014 PASSPORT CELEBRATION DAY

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Welcome to 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 this unique Mountainous region.

On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, Passport aficionados are welcomed into 50 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 experience. Enjoy!

About Passport Days:

Passport Days is your opportunity to meet the legendary winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Please click here for the map of participating wineries. Use the map in the Passport as a rough guide only.  Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery.

At each winery visited, a page of this Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp. 

*Passport Guidelines:

  • Passports ordered online will be mailed one week prior to Passport Days. Please make sure to provide shipping address.
  • Passports are valid for two years from date of purchase and entitle the bearer to Passport benefits ONE TIME at each participating winery.
  • Passports must be present at each winery you visit.

Keep in mind when planning your visits:

  • Call participating wineries for hours of operation. They are generally open from 12 to 5pm on Passport Days.
  • Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries your propose to visit and make arrangements.
  • Passports are $45 online or can be purchased at any participating winery.

*Note:  Passport rules are subject to change without notice at the discre­tion of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA).  SCMWA’s Passport program offers invaluable information about participating wineries which includes a booklet, map and webpage for easy navigation. It is up to the sole discretion of each participating winery to offer its own unique experience.

For a list of participating Passport Wineries, please click here.

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JANUARY PASSPORT

JANUARY 2014 PASSPORT DAYS

Passport 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!

Passport Days:

  • Passport Days occurs four times a year on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November.
  • Wineries generally closed to the public are only open on Passport Days.
  • Passport is your opportunity to meet our legendary Winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains and taste some fabulous terroir driven wines.
  • Use the map in the Passport as a rough guide only. Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery.
  • At each winery you visit, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp.
  • Wineries open on non-Passport days will accept Passports and stamp your Passport. Passports are only good for one winery visit.

*Passport Rules:

  • Passports ordered online will be mailed one week prior to passport. Please make sure to purchase passports at least two weeks before event date in order for passports to arrive on time. Please make sure to provide shipping address.
  • Passport benefits are good for ONE VISIT to each participating winery up to 2 years. This includes non-Passport days as well as Passport days.
  • You must have your Passport to have your tasting fee waived at each participating winery.

Keep in mind when planning your tour:

  • Not all participating wineries are open from 11am-5pm on Passport Days. Some have elected to modify their hours. We recommend that customers check the SCMWA website or call participating locations for participating winery hours.
  • Gift prize is available for completing your Passport. Please contact SCMWA.
  • Current Passport holders Passports will expire in two years.
  • Many wineries have limited access and parking. Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries your propose to visit and make arrangements.
  • Passports are $45 online or can be purchased at any participating winery.

*SCMWA reserves the right to change passport rules or to modify them in any way that they deem fit. This includes but is not limited to days of passport, fees, expiration dates and winery participation.

List of participating Wineries click here.

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2013 Harvest Report – Foxx Viticulture

Hi all,

80% of the Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyards I work with are coming in heavy. Most Pinot Noir Vineyards, especially in the Corralitos area are at a minimum of 25% over yield of last year and 2012 was a big year! A select few vineyards are showing even more production, some as much as 50% or more over normal. Quality is very high. There have been some issues with even ripening in younger vineyards and wine quality may have been affected if allowed to overproduce. Older vineyards are showing the best fruit I have seen in years even with a big set.

I attribute this to the perfect spring weather and excellent set. Disease pressure was very low during summer months. There were no heat spikes after verasion. We have enjoyed a slow steady maturation period that has produced perfect numbers. pH is coming in 3.2 to 3.5 depending on harvest date. Sugars are 23 to 25, less for those choosing to pick at the first hint of ripeness. TA is hitting 7 to 8. This is what I call a winemaker’s year. With environmental pressure low (no significant rain or heat) winemakers can pick their harvest date based on individual vision and style preference. Each vineyard I work with is in full expression of it’s terroir showing fruit flavors unique and fully developed across the board. In general cluster size and density is up, phenolics are strong, color is good even at first crush. Pinot Noir clusters that normally average 2 oz are showing easily 3 oz per cluster. Bins are regularly topping out at a pure half ton. 2013 promises to be a phenomenal year in every sense.

Bon appetit!

Prudy Foxx
Foxx Viticulture
Santa Cruz Mountains

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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.

Roaring Camp Railroads Frequently Asked Questions

Day of event train ride coupon click here.

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.

Events

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APRIL 2015 PASSPORT

APRIL 2015 PASSPORT

Passport 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!

Passport Days:

  • Passport Days occurs four times a year on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November.
  • Wineries generally closed to the public are only open on Passport Days.
  • Passport is your opportunity to meet our legendary Winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains and taste some fabulous terroir driven wines.
  • Use the map in the Passport as a rough guide only. Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery.
  • At each winery you visit, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp.
  • Wineries open on non-Passport days will accept Passports and stamp your Passport. Passports are only good for one winery visit.

*Passport Rules:

  • Passports ordered online will be mailed one week prior to passport. Please make sure to purchase passports at least two weeks before event date in order for passports to arrive on time. Please make sure to provide shipping address.
  • Passport benefits are good for ONE VISIT to each participating winery up to 2 years. This includes non-Passport days as well as Passport days.
  • You must have your Passport to have your tasting fee waived at each participating winery.

Keep in mind when planning your tour:

  • Not all participating wineries are open from 11am-5pm on Passport Days. Some have elected to modify their hours. We recommend that customers check the SCMWA website or call participating locations for participating winery hours.
  • Gift prize is available for completing your Passport. Please contact SCMWA.
  • Current Passport holders Passports will expire in two years.
  • Many wineries have limited access and parking. Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries your propose to visit and make arrangements.
  • Passports are $45 online or can be purchased at any participating winery.

*SCMWA reserves the right to change passport rules or to modify them in any way that they deem fit. This includes but is not limited to days of passport, fees, expiration dates and winery participation.

List of participating Wineries click here.

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PINOT PARADISE 2015

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@PinotParadise on Twitter

Enjoy three days in the Santa Cruz Mountains by participating in Pinot Paradise! This three day event invites you to come learn, explore and taste the Pinot Noirs produced from our legendary winemakers. Read the event summary below, then scroll to the bottom of the page to buy tickets!

Day 1- Friday, March 20th

Wine Technical Session

Learn and discover! This is a day long forum from 1pm – 4pm of continuing wine education for consumers and winemakers. The forum is followed by a VIP Wine Reception from 4:30pm – 6:00pm.

Join us for this unforgettable event as we take you on this magical journey from vine to glass, and showcase an array of Pinot Noirs from the oldest mountain American Viticulture Area (AVA) in the United States.

Ticket price is $65 and includes VIP Wine Reception.

Day 2- Saturday, March 21st

Pathway to Pinot Paradise

Come sip, sample and enjoy a day meandering your way through the many Pinot Noir 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. Tickets can be purchased online or at any participating winery.

Ticket price is $25. This event is from 12pm- 5pm. To purchase tickets for this event, please do so at participating wineries.

Day 3- Sunday, March 22nd

Pinot Noir Grand Cruz Tasting 

Pinot Paradise presents the Grand Cruz Pinot Noir and Food Tasting at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA. Doors open from 12pm to 2pm for VIP, Trade and Media and 2pm to 5pm for the general public. Taste Pinot Noirs from over 40 winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains paired with delectable food from local gourmet restaurants.

Ticket Prices: VIP Grand Tasting $100, from 12pm- 5pm
General Admission Grand Tasting $85, from 2pm- 5pm
To purchase tickets, scroll to the bottom of the page.
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JANUARY 2015 PASSPORT

JANUARY 2015 PASSPORT – Last day to order Passports as a gift is 12/15/2014

Passport 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 50+ 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!

Passport Days:

  • Passport Days occurs four times a year on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November.
  • Wineries generally closed to the public are only open on Passport Days.
  • Passport is your opportunity to meet our legendary Winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains and taste some fabulous terroir driven wines.
  • Use the Map in the Passport as a rough guide only. Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery.
  • At each winery you visit, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp.
  • Wineries open on non-Passport days will accept Passports and stamp your Passport. Passports are only good for one winery visit.

*Passport Rules:

  • Passports ordered online will be mailed one week prior to passport. Please make sure to purchase passports at least two weeks before event date in order for passports to arrive on time. Please make sure to provide shipping address.
  • Passport benefits are good for ONE VISIT to each participating winery up to 2 years. This includes non-Passport days as well as Passport days.
  • You must have your Passport to have your tasting fee waived at each participating winery.

Keep in mind when planning your tour:

  • Not all participating wineries are open from 11am-5pm on Passport Days. Some have elected to modify their hours. We recommend that customers check the SCMWA website or call participating locations for participating winery hours.
  • Gift prize is available for completing your Passport. Please contact SCMWA.
  • Current Passport holders Passports will expire in two years.
  • Many wineries have limited access and parking. Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries your propose to visit and make arrangements.
  • Passports are $45 online or can be purchased at any participating winery.

*SCMWA reserves the right to change passport rules or to modify them in any way that they deem fit. This includes but is not limited to days of passport, fees, expiration dates and winery participation.

List of participating Wineries click here.