The Santa Cruz Mountains AVA (American Viticultural Area) encompasses more than 850 square miles along the Penninsula between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean down to the Monterey Bay. Due to the size of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region it is often useful for our visitors to plan their trip by winery hours of operation, sub-regions or by urban winery locations. The sub-region drop down feature allows you to plan for a fun-filled, educational wine experience here in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
BARGETTO WINERYBARGETTO WINERY
BARGETTO WINERY is dedicated to enriching the quality of life through the enjoyment of wine as it complements meals, contributes to well-being and celebrates life.
BARGETTO WINERY is a third generation family owned and operated winery that was established in 1933 on the banks of Soquel Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We specialize in producing award winning, cool-climate varietals like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio which are carefully nurtured at our Regan estate vineyard as well as other varietals from other Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards. We also offer a large selection of wines such as Petite Sirah and Zinfandel from other regions of California. In addition to offering red and white wine varietals, BARGETTO WINERY is also home to the CHAUCER’S CELLARS brand which offers a variety of award winning fruit wines and honey meads. We have two tasting room locations to choose from. One is located at the winery in Soquel and the second tasting room is situated in the heart of Cannery Row in Monterey. Both tasting rooms offer friendly service and are open 7 days a week. We have a variety of special events throughout the year at both tasting rooms so be sure to check out our event calendar. In addition to hosting events for the general public, BARGETTO WINERY is a great place for weddings and private events. We have a dedicated private events department that will make sure your special event is fabulous!
We welcome you to visit our historic Soquel winery and tasting room in this distinctive region of mountain vineyards and coastal breezes. Or visit our tasting room located in Monterey on Cannery Row.
• OPEN DAILY •
Soquel Tasting Room 12pm-5pm | Winery Tour 2pm
Monterey Tasting Room Sun-Thurs 11am-6:30pm, Fri & Sat 11am-7pm
*Please contact the tasting rooms directly to reserve a tasting for any Group of 8 or more.
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Celebrating 80 years of fine winemaking in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Third generation of Bargettos own and operate BARGETTO WINERY.
Big Basin VineyardsBig Basin Vineyards
Walk In Saratoga Tasting Room Hours:
Thurs, Sun & Mon 12pm-5pm
Fri & Sat 12pm-7pm
Bottle Jack WineryBottle Jack Winery
Bottle Jack focuses on producing limited releases of award winning, premium wines from local vineyards including Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese and unique red wine blends. Our small, family-run team has its hands in every step of the winemaking process from grape to bottle.
Our winery is located 3 miles from Downtown Santa Cruz and features beautiful bay, and mountain views. We’re open the 3rd Saturday of each month, 12:00-4:00 and private tastings with the winemaker are easily available by making an appointment. Call or email us to schedule an appointment or to join our mailing list.
Bruzzone Family VineyardBruzzone Family Vineyard
In the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains, just above the fog line, one discovers the partnership of climate and soil, idyllic for the growth of the delicate wine grape. Warm afternoons and cool evening breezes offer year-round perfection for the production of the Bruzzone Family Chardonnay. Hand-harvested in late Fall, oak barrel processing creates a medium-bodied, clean wine with hints of citrus and apple, followed by the gentle entry of a light coffee flavor.
The Bruzzone Family Vineyard was established in 1999. After great success with their Chardonnay, the family added an additional 7 acres dedicated to the growth of this notable varietal and created an additional planting for their Pinot Noir.
Burrell School Vineyards & WineryBurrell School Vineyards & Winery
Winter Tasting Room Hours (Jan 5-Mar 29)
Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.
Closed Monday through Friday
Burrell School’s origins date back to 1854 when Lyman J. Burrell settled the rough wilderness that is now home to our winery and Estate vines. Carrying on the more than 130 year old tradition at the School, David and Anne Moulton began development of the Estate vineyard in 1973. At a 1,600 foot elevation, the site faces to the southwest. Soils are a complex mixture of loam and shale due to our close proximity to the San Andreas Fault.
Nearby Monterey Bay brings warm days and cool nights. This results in a unique microclimate, perfect for long, slow ripening of cool climate grapes.
Initial plantings were to Chardonnay and Merlot, with Pinot Noir added in 2002. Cultivation and spraying are done with heritage Cletrac tractors; pruning, seasonal operations and picking are all done by hand.
From growing to harvesting, the goal is toward the best wine grapes possible in order to produce distinctive, concentrated wines reflective of their mountain home.