Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Tours
HoursSaturdays 11 - 4:30 or by appointment.
SpecialtiesSanta Cruz Mountain Chardonnay and select premium red varietels.
FacilitiesPicnic facilities overlook the Chardonnay and Merlot vines.
DiscussionWe start here because it is closest to our home :-) Located in the 1890 Burell School House you won't find a more interesting winery anywhere. Lyman Burell settled this area in 1853. Lyman was only the second white man to brave the rugged Santa Cruz mountains and really paved the way for everyone after.
The Summit Store is close and is a great place to load up on supplies. They make a great sandwich and have lots of other picnic foods.
Address420 Old Mount Road
HoursCall for an appointment. And during Passport periods.
SpecialtiesA small family-owned winery that specializes in Estate grown Santa Cruz Mountain wines.
DiscussionZayante Vineyards is located in a lovely valley area. It's definetely worth the trip.
David Bruce Winery
Address21439 Bear Creek Rd.
Los Gatos CA
Hours12 - 5 daily.
SpecialtiesChardonnay, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Pinot Noir.
FacilitiesA couple picnic tables tucked in a grove of trees.
DiscussionDavid Bruce Winery has won a lot of awards so if you like wine give it a try.
Byington Winery & Vineyard
Address21850 Bear Creek Rd.
Los Gatos CA
About 5.5 miles from Hwy 17.
Hours11 - 5 daily.
FacilitiesPicnic and BBQ with a great ocean view. Weddings, private parties, and seminar space.
DiscussionByington is truly an impressive winery. Its personality is more like the wineries up north. If you have a picnic this is the place to eat it. The view is great. The grounds are wonderful. And there are a lot of good wines to taste.
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Address10 Pine Flat Rd.
Santa Cruz CA
Every day from 4/1 - 9/15
Wed - Mon 9/15 - 4/15
Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm
DiscussionBonny Doon Vineyard is a funky interesting place. It has a lot of different types of wines to try and fun people.
Address3535 N. Main St.
SpecialtiesWines from the Santa Cruz mountains and dessert style fruit wines.
DiscussionBargetto Winery is located in a beautiful setting along Soquel Creek. There's a store area where you buy wines and other items. The tasting area is out back along a huge wooden bar. We especially liked their mead.
Thomas Fogarty Winery
Address19501 Skyline Boulevard
Woodside, CA 94062
HoursOpen Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
SpecialtiesOur exquisite Santa Cruz Mountains Winery includes twenty-five acres of premier grape varietals planted on a 325-acre estate, focusing on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and small amountsof Merlot and Sangiovese. We also produce an excellent dry style Gewurztraminer with Monterey county grapes and cabernet sauvignon with grapes from both Napa Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains.
FacilitiesPicnic facilities overlook the whole bay area.
DiscussionOn a clear spring day, this winery, in my opinion, is the most beautiful in the mountains. A lovely flower garden accents a stunning property. But what takes your breath away is the view of the bay area. You are at the top of the mountain with a clear view to San Francisco.