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A Wine Lover’s Paradise
regions in the United States.

Santa Cruz County

Photo: Paul Schraub

The wine scene in Santa Cruz County is as inspired as its cuisine. And so,

it’s no surprise that area wineries and restaurants offer a variety of tasting opportunities. From Boulder Creek to Capitola, oenophiles are raising a glass to the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation region, one of the oldest wine growing An array of local restaurants offer wine and food pairings. For the perfect blend of wine and cuisine, stop by Capitola’s Shadowbrook restaurant during Winemaker Wednesdays. From October through April, sample wine in the lounge, meet the winemaker, and choose from specially priced wines. Soif Wine Bar in Downtown Santa Cruz features sumptuous pairings of food and wine from around the world in a hip, urban setting. And Casablanca restaurant boasts one of the most extensive wine cellars in Santa Cruz County. If you’re in the mood to celebrate, the family-friendly Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival in August displays the work of local artists accompanied by wine, music, and children’s activities. In September, the Capitola Art & Wine Festival provides live entertainment, wine tasting and mouth-watering gourmet treats. An idyllic region, the Corralitos Wine Trail features four family-owned wineries, surrounded by redwood trees and apple orchards. And on the west side of Santa Cruz, a spirited courtyard is a local favorite where wineries, shops and restaurants can be found. Always brimming with something new to see or taste, this lively spot is home to Bonny Doon Vineyards and a number of tasting rooms that make up Surf City Vintners. The five wineries on the Summit to Sea Wine Trail offer world-class wines and exhilarating views, all within close proximity to one another. In Soquel Village, Bargetto Winery, one of the oldest family-run wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains, has been producing hand-crafted wine for nearly a century, including delicious Santa Cruz Mountain varietals. Whether your love of wine takes you to a picturesque tasting room, an historic eatery, or a modern downtown bistro, Santa Cruz County is the idyllic destination for oenophiles everywhere. For a complete list of wineries see page 72. Cheers!

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For a complete list oF wineries see page 72. cheers!

Visit these establishments for tasting opportunities.

Downtown Santa Cruz on Abbott Square off Cooper Street.

Wine shop Tasting Gifts Accessories
www.vinocruz.com

831-426-8466

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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011

Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Your Wildlife Watching Destination
Field to Table
Locally Made
From the Mountains to the Sea
Culture and Creativity
201163 Events Calendar
Maps
A Wine Lover’s Paradise
Monterey Bay
Galleries and Museums
Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
San Lorenzo Valley
Scotts Valley
Capitola and Soquel
Pleasure Point
Aptos
Davenport
Restaurant Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activities
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Welcome to Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Your Wildlife Watching Destination
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Field to Table
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Locally Made
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - From the Mountains to the Sea
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Culture and Creativity
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - 201163 Events Calendar
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Maps
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - A Wine Lover’s Paradise
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Galleries and Museums
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - San Lorenzo Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Aptos
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Davenport
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Restaurant Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Lodging Guide
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