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APRIL 2016 PASSPORT

april passportApril Passport Guidelines:

  • Passport Celebration Days are the third Saturday of January, April, July and November.
  • Passports are valid for two years from the date of purchase and entitle the bearer to a Passport experience ONE TIME at each participating winery. Passport must be presented at each winery visited.  Wineries open on non-Passport days will accept Passports during their regular hours of operation.
  • Wineries generally closed to the public are only open on Passport Days.
  • Use the map in the Passport as a rough guide only. Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery. For a copy of the map, please click here.
  • At each winery you visit, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp.
  • 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. You can purchase passports at the wineries, but please call ahead to make sure they have them in stock.
  • Not all participating wineries are open from 11am-5pm on Passport Days. Some have elected to modify their hours from 12pm to 5pm. We recommend that Passport guests call participating wineries for exact hours.
  • Many wineries have limited access and parking. Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries you plan to visit and make arrangements.
  • Passports are $55 online (tax, shipping and handling) or can be purchased at any participating winery.

*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 for easy navigation. It is up to the sole discretion of each participating winery to offer its own unique experience. SCMWA does not offer refunds or replacements for Passports, including those that are lost, stolen, or damaged.

For a list of participating wineries, click here. 

For a Passport Program FAQ, click here.

If you would like a digital copy of the Map, please  click here.

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Taste of the Mountains – Menlo Park

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association and Greenheart Land Company present the first Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, December 5 in Downtown Menlo Park. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. Stay downtown for a dinner or movie to follow!

Traditionally considered the “Capital of Venture Capital”, the City of Menlo Park is also home to industry-leading tech companies like Facebook and SRI. Downtown Menlo Park is known for its quaint shops, great restaurants and high-end home decor. The City is the perfect backdrop for this elegant event. The December 5th Wine Walk is the perfect complement to a weekend of holiday cheer, which includes a Friday night tree-lighting and Saturday morning breakfast with Santa. It is sure to be a merry weekend for the entire family.

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Participating Wineries: 

Bargetto Winery
Big Basin Vineyards
Burrell School Vineyards
Byington Vineyard & Winery
House Family Vineyards
Kings Mountain Vineyards
Mindego Ridge Vineyard
Portola Vineyards
Russian Ridge Winery
The Mountain Winery
Thomas Fogarty Winery
Woodside Vineyards

Downtown Menlo Park shops and restaurants are open to the general public of all ages during the wine walk and those under 21 may attend the tasting areas. You must be 21 to purchase wine tasting glasses and wristbands. Tasting areas are unrestricted but wine is not permitted outside of designated areas. The tasting is available only to those with valid event bracelets.

Registration check-in and a bottle booth will be at 648 Santa Cruz Ave. Click here for a tasting map of Downtown Menlo Park.

About the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation
For over 30 years, the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) has furthered the mission of Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) to provide an exceptional education for 3000 students at Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview schools. Working with the entire community, which includes parents and local businesses, the MPAEF makes it possible for each child in the district to benefit from 32 best-in-class teachers and their professional development, innovative classroom techniques, and credentialed specialists in arts, sciences, libraries, technology and emotional wellness. We support academic excellence for the whole child, inside and out.

About Greenheart Land Company
Greenheart is a local real estate development and investment company. Its goal is to enhance communities through creative reuse and development of infill sites. Among it activities is a 195 unit rental community under construction in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park and Station 1300, a mixed use (retail, office, and 180 residences) development near the Menlo Park Caltrain station, which will bring new energy to downtown.

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Santa Cruz Warriors

Taste of the Warriors

Santa Cruz Warriors

Raise a glass with us! And together, we will raise money for education and the Santa Cruz community. Enjoy food from local restaurants and taste wines poured by Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, including:

Click here to purchase tickets.

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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!

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april passport

APRIL 2016 PASSPORT

april passportApril Passport Guidelines:

  • Passport Celebration Days are the third Saturday of January, April, July and November.
  • Passports are valid for two years from the date of purchase and entitle the bearer to a Passport experience ONE TIME at each participating winery. Passport must be presented at each winery visited.  Wineries open on non-Passport days will accept Passports during their regular hours of operation.
  • Wineries generally closed to the public are only open on Passport Days.
  • Use the map in the Passport as a rough guide only. Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery. For a copy of the map, please click here.
  • At each winery you visit, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp.
  • 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. You can purchase passports at the wineries, but please call ahead to make sure they have them in stock.
  • Not all participating wineries are open from 11am-5pm on Passport Days. Some have elected to modify their hours from 12pm to 5pm. We recommend that Passport guests call participating wineries for exact hours.
  • Many wineries have limited access and parking. Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries you plan to visit and make arrangements.
  • Passports are $55 online (tax, shipping and handling) or can be purchased at any participating winery.

*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 for easy navigation. It is up to the sole discretion of each participating winery to offer its own unique experience. SCMWA does not offer refunds or replacements for Passports, including those that are lost, stolen, or damaged.

For a list of participating wineries, click here. 

For a Passport Program FAQ, click here.

If you would like a digital copy of the Map, please  click here.

Explore Santa Cruz County 

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