Ξ November 11th, 2008 | → 1 Comments | ∇ A Day at a Time, Wine News, Wineries |
The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) is promoting its membership wineries for the final time this year with a November 15th Passport Day. Participating wineries throughout the appellation will be open from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. I hasten to add that many of the other wineries in the AVA will also be open but will not be taking part in the Passport program this time around. A complete list of the AVA’s wineries may be found here
It is important to check each participating winery’s web site to make sure it is in fact open. I discovered, for example, that although Fellom Ranch is on SCMWA’s list the winery is not open this Saturday.
Adding to this Saturday’s festivities will be the addition of Bonny Doon Vineyard to the Surf City Vintners complex on the West side of Santa Cruz. Their new tasting room quietly opened to the public this Monday. They are as well favored with an excellent kitchen and chef.
The final day of Bonny Doon’s old tasting room on 10 Pine Flat Road will be Sunday, November 16th. The facility will them become the exclusive domain of Beauregard Vineyards.
Along with select wineries the Passport may also be used at a number of restaurants for food and Santa Cruz Mountains wine discounts, and free corkage. Check with each restaurant for specific details.
Limousine services are also available.