In: Travel & Leisure7 Jul 2013
Santa Cruz is known for the film The Lost Boys, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the redwoods. What you didnt’ know is that Santa Cruz has incredible wine and wineries.
The Santa Cruz appellation is considered to be one of the pioneer wine producing regions in America. One can find a staggering 70 tasting rooms and wineries in the area, along with other sights and special events for entertainment. They are widely held for their top notch pinot noir, which is not surprising to have won awards among the others. The sights are amazing, too. The province of Santa Cruz provides everyone spectacular sights to take in as well as the apparent presence of their culture. While you are obviously enjoying the assortment of wines available. One can easily fuse in some type of recreation such as attending the wine and art festivals in Capitola, Boulder Creek and Scotts Valley. You will surely meet a lot of wine lovers there.
Built and ran by Lois and Michael Sones, Sones Cellars is a remarkable wine brewer. There are actually numerous wine blends there, for example, their best-selling Petite Syrah, Shiraz/Syrah, Pinot Noir, Zifandel and White Blend. They are often visited by a lot of people all throughout the year and they can enjoy the facilities all they want. Examples of these are the barrel room, private events, live musical shows, private tastings, picturesque panorama, retail sales, wine and food pairing and most notably, their wine tasting. Sones Cellars are open from Friday to Sunday between 12 noon to 5 o’clock in the evening. If you would wish to check their wine varietals, you may set and appointment with them.
In 1983, Randall Grahm commenced wine production with Boon Doon Vineyard in Santa Cruz Wineries. In fact, they adopted the Rhone variety initially among the wineries located within the state. Because of this, Mr. Grahm is christened as “The Rhone Ranger” of California. In addition to that, Boon Doon Vineyard has also gradually incorporated other blends and varieties into the wine from Italy, such as biodynamic and screwscaps methods. Despite suffering from a great loss of their vineyards due to Pierce’s disease, the vineyard continued to supply their customers with the same top notch wine by buying grapes from other wineries in California, Europe and Oregon. It is now one of the most renowned wineries in Santa Cruz with over a hundred years of providing premium and delectable specially made wines
Copious Winery introduces wine lovers to the great skills in wine making brought by Lance Campbell, who has worn more than 300 state and international awards. At this winery, they blend the traditional wine styles with state of art styles of wine making thereby producing wines that have intense varietal features, elegant and superbly balanced wines. Copious winery produces some of the best wines in Santa Cruz wineries ranging from the vibrant cranberry and raspberry flavors to pinot noir, Chardonnay carneros and Sauvignon Blanc among other wine varietals.
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