SC Pinot Culture! $50/ $40 WC Members
Alfaro, Windy Oaks, Big Basin, Rhys, Lester, Partage, Mt Eden Vineyards, Sante Arcangeli and More!!!
Join us for a tasting featuring 25 premium Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noirs! Taste incredible wines, learn about our local, world-class wineries and be inspired to visit their vineyards – all without leaving the South Bay!
No other grape has garnered the collective admiration of the global wine drinking community as Pinot Noir. Experiencing a truly exceptional Pinot Noir is the Holy Grail for most top wine professionals, collectors and casual wine drinkers alike, and this is not likely to change anytime soon. The challenge: Pinot Noir is an extremely finicky grape that demands optimal conditions to flourish and achieve its potential greatness. When grown in the right location and handled with care and respect, however, it’s ability to express a sense of place via beguiling aromatics, seductive texture and layers of flavor is unmatched by any other varietal.
The Santa Cruz Mountains AVA was established back in 1981 and was among the first to be defined by its mountain topography, which follows the fog line along the coast to encompass the highest vineyards on the ridge tops located at an elevation as high as 2600 feet. The vineyards, wineries and the wines from this historic AVA have come to reflect this mountain terrain, their proximity to the ocean and the resulting maritime climate. This unique local region, one that captures all these varied geographical features, and the wines that it produces are finally gaining the acclaim and attention that they deserve.
We are proud of this amazing viticultural jewel, located right in our backyard, and invite you to come and experience some of the top wines and producers that have made it one of the most exciting and dynamic regions in the country.