The Spanish Portal at Mountain Winery

Drive up a narrow, winding road in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains to enjoy wine tasting, expansive views of Silicon Valley, or the famous Concert Summer Series at the Mountain Winery. The Concert Summer Series is held in a modest-sized concert bowl. The concert seating area overlooks the Paul Masson wine cellar rebuilt…

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyard

On a Sunday morning in late April, we dropped our dog, Buddy off for a much-needed grooming appointment. Instead of heading back home, we decided to revisit a few of our favorite Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries for a doorscursion. On this visit, it was too early in the day for us to indulge in wine tasting. Instead,…

Picchetti Winery

Napa Valley, while the most well known, isn’t the only wine growing region in the San Francisco Bay Area. Within a half-hour or less of Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region boasts one of the most unique natural environments in the world. The Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growers Association proclaims that with its mountainous…