Welcome to Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery Come taste the difference – our Estate grown and bottled Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and unique Gruner Veltliner reflect the unique terrior of Corralitos, at the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation.
Armitage Wines Private Tastings – Saturdays only at the historic Heart O’ the Mountain Estate Vineyard outside of Scotts Valley.
Saturday Private Tastings $50 per person. GROUP SIZE 1 – 10
At your private tasting, you’ll enjoy a flight of our award-winning Pinot noir overlooking the vineyard, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and Monterey Bay. We’ll then move into the cellar for barrel tastings, and to learn more about our winemaking process. After your tasting, relax and enjoy a spread of hors d’oeuvres on the patio. You can even bring your own picnic and purchase an onsite bottle for $35.
We look forward to welcoming you at Armitage Wines, a sustainable, family-run, boutique winery with six beautiful acres of Pinot noir vines stretching across the historic Heart O’ the Mountain estate vineyard, once the home of legendary screenwriter and director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma.
“My philosophy is to mesh the energy of the separate components of wine in a symbiotic relationship that expresses the character of the wine in its purest form.” -Brandon Armitage, Winemaker
Brandon believes that if we quiet ourselves enough we can feel the plants vibrational energy speak to us. This level of connection is what he believes separates one winemaker from the next allowing for great variation in ones development of wine. He uses sacred geometry to pull this vibrational energy from the universe into the wine even during all phases of transformation. You can taste the difference!
Private Saturday tastings are for groups up to 10. Contact us for inquiries regarding groups larger than 10.
And you can always visit us at our Tasting Room in Aptos every Wednesday – Sunday, where we often host live music on Fridays. Armitage Wines Tasting Room is located at 105c Post Office Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 TEL: 831-708-2874
Heart O’ the Mountain Estate Vineyard 705 Canham Rd Scotts Valley CA 95066
Big Basin Vineyards
Big Basin Vineyards
Big Basin Vineyards Estate Vineyard & WineryOPEN Year-round: Sat & Sun, 12-5pm. NEW from April to October: Fireside Fridays from 5:30-9:30pm!830 Memory LaneBoulder CreekCA95006United StatesworkSaratoga Tasting RoomOPEN: Thu, Sun, Mon 12-5pm; Fri & Sat 12-7pm14598 Big Basin WaySaratogaCA95070United StateshomePhone:408-564-7346workEmail:Information@BigBasinVineyards.comINTERNETWebsite:http://bigbasinvineyards.com/
Our approach to winegrowing is rooted in the earth and refined by hand. Great wines are grown, not made so we farm organically, harvest by hand, ferment with native yeast, avoid filtering and fining and use minimal sulfur. Ocean breezes, rocky soils, mountainous terrain establish the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains as exceptional winegrowing terroir. Each vineyard we work with has a unique personality that inspires us to let them speak for themselves. Our steep windswept hillsides first planted over 100 years ago are now planted to Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Roussanne. Founder and winemaker Bradley Brown has evolved the style at Big Basin to produce wines with more energy, intensity and dimension that speak clearly of their mountain origins.
“Bradley Brown’s Big Basin Vineyards is certainly one of the top estates in the Santa Cruz Mountains.” – Jeb Dunnuck, International Wine Critic
“Proprietor Bradley Brown crafts some of the most compelling, small-production artisan wines in California’s Central Coast… Big Basin is one of the most dynamic up and coming wineries in the state.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Two Locations – Our Estate Winery and Vineyard in Boulder Creek
And our Tasting Room in Downtown Saratoga 14598 Big Basin Way Saratoga, CA 95070 (408) 564-7346
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12-7pm Thursday, Sunday and Monday, 12-5pm
No reservation is required for less than 8 people. Now offering prepackaged meat, cheese and crackers for purchase at the Saratoga tasting room. Outside food is also welcome. The tasting fee is $18 per flight. Wine Club members receive 2 complimentary flights. Groups of 9+ people require a Private Tasting appointment.
Big Basin Estate Vineyard & Tasting Room: 830 Memory Lane Boulder Creek, CA 95006 (831) 621-8028
Hours: Open Year-round: Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm NEW April through October: Fireside Fridays from 5:30-9:30pm!
No reservation is required for less than 8 people. The tasting fee is $18 per flight. Wine Club members receive 2 complimentary flights. Groups of 9+ people require a Private Tasting appointment.
*NEW* The Connoisseur Experience: Vine to Wine Tour and Tasting Reservations can now be made on OpenTable.
Big Basin Vineyards Estate Vineyard & Winery OPEN Year-round: Sat & Sun, 12-5pm. NEW from April to October: Fireside Fridays from 5:30-9:30pm! Boulder Creek CA 95006 United States
Saratoga Tasting Room OPEN: Thu, Sun, Mon 12-5pm; Fri & Sat 12-7pm Saratoga CA 95070 United States
Bottle Jack Winery
Bottle Jack Winery
Winery Tasting RoomOpen every 3rd Sat & Sun of the month, 12-4pm.1088 La Madrona DriveSanta Cruz95060homeTasting RoomOpen Fri 3-7pm, Sat & Sun 12-5pm328-D Ingalls StreetSanta CruzCA95060homePhone:(831) 227-2288workEmail:email@example.comINTERNETWebsite:http://bottlejackwines.com/
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.
Winery Tasting Room Information: 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. Reservations Required for Groups of 8 or More. Buses, Limousines, & Large Party Vehicles Cannot be Accommodated Due to Limited Parking & Driveway Access.
Westside Tasting Room Information: Open Fri 3-7pm, Sat & Sun 12-5pm
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.
Established in 1981, Cinnabar is a small, family-owned winery with roots in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sourced from diverse California vineyards, our handcrafted wines express a unique sense of place and reflect a commitment to excellence you can taste.
Winemaker George Troquato combines flavorful grapes with traditional winemaking methods to compose the Medallion Series and Watermark Portfolio of wines. Vineyards are selected after a thorough screening of soils, climate and cultural practices as well as a formal tasting of their library wines. The fruit is hand harvested in the morning cool and swiftly moved to nearby cellars where it is gently handled with state-of-the-art equipment. Carefully fermented in stainless steel tanks or small oak barrels, the wines are imprinted with distinct off-the-vine aromas and flavors.
“A Destination Worth Knowing” only 25 minutes from San Jose or Palo Alto or 50 minutes from San Francisco, Cooper-Garrod is an historic family owned and operated estate winery. Located on hillsides above Saratoga, the vines capitalize on the sunny days, moderate nights, and long growing season of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Tasting Room open weekdays from 12-5pm, weekends from 11-5pm. “Come Taste Wine Where The Grapes Are Grown!”
Dominick and Gloria Chirichillo’s choice of name for their winery is a reflection of their commitment to their Italian heritage and the tradition of family winemaking. In 1955 in New York, Dominick who is called Domenico in Italian was introduced to these traditions by his Nonno (grandfather), Domenico Giovinazzo. In the basement of their home was a wine press that Nonno showed Dominick; passing down from one generation to another the love of handcrafting wine.
Domenico Winery’s recipe for success in the wine business is simple – take the finest grapes of California, add Dominick’s passion, blend with family tradition, and you get wine that exudes complexity, finesse, and agreeability. We invite you to come by the winery to taste for yourself.
You can taste their Cal-Italia and New World wines at their Osteria & Tasting Bar, open for lunch and dinner Wed-Sun. Come for the wine, and stay for the cicchetti (Italian small plates), pizza, and other social dishes! $15 wine tastings waived with the purchase of a bottle of wine.
Our Tasting Room has an old world elegance and charm that you notice the moment you step through the doors. The aroma of wine aging in French oak barrels will make you feel as if you have been swept away to an Italian winemaking villa. We’ll walk you through the tasting experience of 5 of our wines for $10 (waived with the purchase of 1 bottle). For groups of 6 or more, we ask that you make a reservation by emailing Michael@DomenicoWinery.com.
Saturday: 11 am – 4 pm Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm Third Sunday of the Month: Live Music 1 – 4 pm
Tasting Room Open for Passport Days 10am-3pm.
We are available for private tastings Monday – Friday by appointment only (for groups of 10 or more). Please check our calendar here before planning a visit to see what’s going on that day.
Eden Estate Wines is a small private boutique winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains with Tuscan style buildings including a Carousel building used for private tasting and special events. Visitors are by appointment only.
The focus is on high end Cabernet Sauvignon with approximately 400 to 600 cases produced each year.
The first years production was in 2014. The 2015 is a deep red hue with generous aromas of cassis, ripe raspberry jam, boysenberry, along with notes of blackberry and violet in the background. In the palate, these profiles continue and are intensified by notes of cocoa and roasted oak. Youthful acidity, lush tannins, and a creamy mouthfeel give way to immediate pleasure. This wine finishes strong with fresh fruit, full body, and a long, savory end. Enjoy now through 2026.
El Vaquero is a small, family operated winery in Corralitos, California; homw of our organically farmed estate Pinot Noir Vineyard. We believe great wine is made in the vineyard, using a minimal intervention style of winemaking to express the unique characteristics of each vintage.
Fellom Ranch located at 2200′ elevation on Montebello Ridge, California. Our Santa Cruz Mtns estate vineyard is made up of cabernet sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals. Additionally, we make other wines from selected california vineyards. Limited production, hand crafted wines of great depth and dimension.
Gali Vineyards grapes are grown from soil in the southern part of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. The hands-on approach we take in caring for our land shines through in what we grow. We believe well-tended vines produce beautiful grapes that transform into the best wines. We hope you enjoy learning about our vineyard and the wines born from its soil.
The Gali Vineyard was planted in 2013 about four and a half miles from the Pacific Ocean. The 46-acres of rolling hills are studded with towering redwoods in the cool Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Ten acres of grapes began as bench-grafted two year old bare root plants, thriving in the weathered sandstone soil covered by a topsoil layer of loamy shale that provides a perfect environment. As a south-facing vineyard with marine influence, morning fog, and steady afternoon winds, the vines experience a diurnal temperature variation of up to 35 degrees fahrenheit each day leading to grape berries with thicker skins and more intense color. This unique environment produces wines with unparalleled complexity and depth of flavor.
With an appreciation for our land comes a desire to practice sustainability in everything we do. Prior to planting vines, oak trees were relocated from the land and not simply cut down. We remove invasive species that are harmful to the environment in order to preserve the biodiversity of the land. An electrostatic sprayer reduces disease protective material and water usage at the vineyard by 75%. Our no tillage practice eliminates soil compaction and allows the biodiverse native resident cover crop to flourish.
Experience Kings Mountain Vineyards From a tiny one-acre dry-farmed and hand-tended vineyard on the eastern side of the Skyline Ridge, we proudly produce elegant and refined wines for your enjoyment. Now strictly focused on classic Pinot Noir with great depth and complexity, our cellar contains a treasure of library wines, including outstanding Meritage blends. Our wine club grants members access to these aged-to-perfection gems, as well as to our new releases of Pinot Noir going forward. Each vintage is aged in all new French oak barrels and bottle-aged before release.
Follow us on Facebook or join or mailing list to taste with us at Passport and other events throughout the Bay Area.
We farm small, hillside vineyards up above San Francisco Bay in La Honda, Hillsborough, Woodside, Portola Valley, Los Altos Hills, Saratoga and Los Gatos. Each has very different soils, slopes and climates, each is selected to show off the very best of a particular type of grape.
With this beautiful hand-nurtured fruit we carefully hand-craft small batches of wine using both state-of-the-art and traditional equipment. The results speak for themselves, though significant accolades including Gold, Double-Gold and Best-of-Class awards from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
An urban winery in the heart of the Peninsula that’s perfect for events. We’ve been called “a best kept secret,” and our clients love to surprise their guests with our unique and charming atmosphere, and our delicious artisan wines. Ideal for private and corporate parties, team building, charity events, birthday and holiday parties, wine tastings and blendings, cooking parties and winemaker dinners, weddings and more…
Mount Eden Vineyards is a small historic wine estate perched at 2000 feet overlooking Silicon Valley, in the Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. Founded in 1945, it is recognized as one of the original “boutique” California winery properties, focusing on small lots of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Mount Eden’s lineage of estate bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is the longest in California. Planted in austere, infertile Franciscan shale on a cool, exposed mountaintop, these low-yielding estate vineyards have consistently produced world-class wines for over a half-century. In 2007 Mount Eden acquired an additional 55 acres in the Saratoga foothills, which was christened Domaine Eden.
Mount Eden Vineyards also produces non-estate Chardonnays from the central coast, primarily Edna Valley. They have great success making Chardonnay from the Wolff Vineyard and are continually recognized as making outstanding wines from that region.
Since 1981 Jeffrey Patterson has guided the winemaking and grape growing at Mount Eden. His emphasis is on wine growing rather than winemaking; and an obsession with gentleness and naturalness in the handling of the grapes and wines is his ongoing passion.
Sorry: No Tasting Room; We do not participate in Passport weekends
Naumann Vineyards is a small family estate vineyard located in the Santa Cruz Mountains with panoramic views overlooking Silicon Valley in the unincorporated part of Cupertino, California. Our wines come from grapes which are exclusively grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our grapes are hand cultivated, harvested, and crafted in small lots in order to produce the highest quality wine.
Partage is a boutique Santa Cruz, California wine label founded by Sommelier and Wine Director Mark Bright to produce wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and more specifically from the Ben Lomond Mountain AVA.
Mark has spent the last 16 years as a Sommelier, traveling to every wine region of the world and becoming an specialist in the wines from Burgundy, France. He found the micro-climates in the Santa Cruz Mountains to resemble some of the greatest regions of France and was fascinated by the county. Small production and single vineyard wines.
Groups of 4+ require reservations.
Hours: by appointment only and on Passport Celebration Days from 11am-5pm.
We are a community-supported micro-winery focused on making hand-crafted Pinot Noir. Since 2005, we have been producing award-winning wines from our estate vineyard in Portola Valley. We strive to make outstanding vintages that showcase the taste of mid-Peninsula foothills. We practice organic and ecologically balanced farming techniques that improve rather than degrade the land.
Above all, we seek to create connections – to allow people in our community to know their vintner and the vines that produce their wine, and to come together with neighbors in the beauty of the foothills.
Directions: Note that street numbers are not sequential on Los Trancos Rd. Most GPS units will be unable to locate Portola Vineyards on Los Trancos Rd. Google Maps is OK, though. Just enter Portola Vineyards. Or follow these instructions: Following the turn from Alpine Rd onto Los Trancos Rd, continue 0.4 miles. We are on the left, at the Portola Vineyards sign. Approach the gate very closely and it will open.
Tasting Room open for Passport Days & By Appointment only
Located in the historic Santa Cruz Mountains above Los Gatos, California at an elevation of 1,980 feet, our focus is on estate grown Pinot Noir, handcrafted in small lots using traditional methods, and aged in the finest French Oak barrels.
We produce a truly exceptional Pinot Noir that reflects the special characteristics of the Santa Cruz Mountain wine growing region.
Regale crafts a terroir-driven collection of elegant wines offered for taste and purchase at our winery and through our membership.
The romantic wine lover’s mantra echoes our core winemaking values at Regale; the finest wines borne in the vineyard and crafted by passionate hands and questioning minds achieve greatness primarily in relation to food and community. Every year we produce small lots of handcrafted wines from our estate-grown Pinot Noir vineyard and other remarkable vineyards located in California’s finest winegrowing appellations. Our wines typically show extraordinary finesse, provocative personality, balanced acidity and, remarkably, alcohol levels similar to our European counterparts.
With our primary enological focus on Pinot Noir and Cabernet, we also feature limited-production Italian varietals such as Sangiovese and Barbera as well as our popular Chardonnay. For a full list of current releases, please contact the winery.
Tasting RoomOpen: 7 days a week, 12-5pm303 Potrero Street #35Santa CruzCA95060workPleasant Valley Winery & Tasting RoomOpen: Weekends, 12-5pm1560 Pleasant Valley RoadAptosCA95003homePhone:(831) 724-5030 (Winery)workHome Phone:831-458-5030 (Tasting Room)homeWebsite:http://www.storrswine.com
Welcome to Storrs Winery. For those of you joining us for the first time, we are a small winery dedicated to the excellence that can be grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains and created from this special appellation’s fruit.
And to you long time devotees, we thank you for your continuing support. We think you will find this site informative and that it will enhance your appreciation of our unique wines.
At Storrs, with each new day, we strive to make the best, ever better. This thinking extends not only to each and every barrel, but to those choices along life’s path that move us daily from the expected to the exceptional.
Since our first vintage in 1999, Windy Oaks driving objective has been to produce world-class Pinot Noir that faithfully represents our unique vineyard terroir, with no compromises. Our winemaking begins in our vineyards, which we farm in a fully sustainable way, using many organic and biodynamic practices.
In the winery, our philosophy is to use a minimal intervention approach to fully preserve the grape quality achieved in our vineyards. Nothing is rushed—every effort is made to let the wine evolve naturally to its best expression. Hence, the winery is all-gravity, wines are aged on their lees in French oak for 17 to 27 months, and all wines are bottled without filtering or fining.