More than 70 wineries, most of them family-run, are flourishing in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The small size of their operations allows for more attention to detail and a hand-crafted quality that maximizes the potential of the wines. The Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards are among the precious few situated close to the cooling effects of the ocean and the San Francisco Bay. The Santa Cruz Mountains are called “America’s Premier Mountain Appellation” because it was the first wine growing region in the nation to be defined by a mountain range. The peak of Mount Madonna forms the southern boundary, and the sparkling waters of Half Moon Bay define the northern boundary.

On the third Saturday of January, April, July, and November, participating wineries welcome passport aficionados into their 50+ tasting rooms throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, each offering a unique Passport Celebration Day winery experience. To learn more about Passport CLICK HERE

Below are several wineries that are open to the public for tasting. Please call ahead as times/days can change

Bargetto Winery
3535 N. Main Street, Soquel
Tel 831-475-2258 Ext. 14
Open Daily Noon-5pm



Beauregard Vineyards
10 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz
Tel 831-425-7777
Open Daily 10-5pm



Big Basin Vineyards
14598 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
Tel 408-564-7346
Open Mon thru Thurs Noon-5pm, Fri & Sat Noon-7pm



Black Ridge Vineyards
18550 Black Road, Los Gatos
Tel 408-399-6396
Open Sat & Sun 11am-5pm (3rd weekend each month)



Bonny Doon Vineyards
450 Highway 1, Davenport
Tel 831-425-2625
Open Daily Sun thru Thurs 11-5pm, Fri 11-6pm, Sat 11-7pm



Burrell School Vineyard
24060 Summit Road, Los Gatos
Tel 408-353-6290
Open Thurs thru Sun 11-5pm







Byington Winery
21850 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos
Tel 408-354-1111
Open Fri thru Sun 11-5pm



Cinnabar Winery
14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
Tel 408-867-1012
Open Sun thru Thurs Noon-6pm, Fri & Sat Noon-5pm



Cooper-Garrod Estate
22645 Garrod Road, Saratoga
Tel 408-867-7116
Open Weekdays Noon-5pm, Weekends 11-5pm



Creekview Vineyard
12467 Creekview Ct, San Martin
Tel 408-686-0534
Open Sat & Sun 11-5pm (every third weekend)



Dancing Creek Winery
4363 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz
Tel 408-497-7753
Open Saturdays Noon-5pm



Equinox Sparkling Wine
427 Swift Street, Santa Cruz
Tel 831-423-3000
Open Fri thru Sun 1-5pm


Fernwood Cellars
7137 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy
Tel 408-848-0611
Open Sat & Sun Noon-5pm (every third weekend)



Guglielmo Winery
1480 East Main Avenue, Morgan Hill
Tel 408-779-2145
Open Daily 10-5pm



Hallcrest Vineyards
379 Felton Empire Road, Felton
Tel 831-335-4441
Open Daily Noon-5pm



La Nebbia Winery
12341 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay
Tel 650-726-9463
Open Daily 10-5pm



Left Bend Winery
346 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
Tel 408-502-9280
Open Thur-Sat Noon-7pm & Sun Noon-4pm



Loma Prieta Winery
26985 Loma Prieta Way, Los Gatos
Tel 408-353-2950
Open Sat & Sun Noon-5pm



Martin Ranch Winery
6675 Redwood Retreat Road, Gilroy
Tel 408-842-9197
Open every third weekend from Noon-5pm



MJA Vineyards
328-A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz
Open Sun-Thurs Noon-7pm, Fir & Sat Noon-8pm




Michael Martella Wines
14598 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
Tel 408-647-2579
Open Thurs 1-5pm, Fri & Sat 1-8pm, Sun 1 5:30pm



Nicholson Vineyards
2800 Pleasant Valley Road, Aptos
Tel 831-724-7071
Open Sat & Sun Noon-5pm



343 Mission Street, Santa Cruz
Tel 831-566-5147
Open Fri thru Sun Noon-5pm



Picchetti Winery
13100 Montebello Road, Cupertino
Tel 408-741-1310
Open Daily 11-5pm



Pleasant Valley Vineyards
600 Pleasant Valley Road, Aptos
Tel 831-288-0074
Open April thru Sept. on most Saturday’s Noon-5pm



Poetic Cellars
5000 N. Rodeo Gulch Road, Soquel
Tel 831-462-3478
Open Sat & Sun Noon-5pm



Pelican Ranch Winery
102 Kennedy Drive, Capitola
Tel 831-426-6911
Open Sat & Sun Noon-5pm



Roudon-Smith Winery
18 Hangar Way Suite B-C, Watsonville
Tel 831-438-1244
Open Sat Noon-5pm



Russian Ridge Winery
1001 Washington Street, San Carlos
Tel 650-851-2134
Open Sat & Sun Noon-5pm



Regale Vineyards
24040 Summit Road, Los Gatos
Tel 408-353-2500
Open Sat & Sun Noon-5pm


Rexford Winery
429 B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz
Tel 831-426-1500
Open Sat Noon-5pm, Sun 2-5pm



Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
334-A Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz
Tel 831-426-6209
Open Wed thru Sun Noon-5pm



Sante Arcangeli Family Wines
216-A Stage Road, Pescadero
Tel 831-406-1261
Open Sat & Sun Noon-5pm



Sarah’s Vineyard
4005 Hecker Pass Road, Gilroy
Tel 877-447-4668
Open Daily Noon-5pm



Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards
23600 Congress Springs Road, Saratoga
Tel 408-741-2934
Open Daily 11-5pm



Silver Mountain Vineyards
Silver Mountain Drive, Los Gatos
Tel 408-353-2278
Open Saturday’s Noon-5pm



Solis Winery
3920 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy
Tel 408-847-6306
Open Daily Noon-5pm



Sones Cellars
334 B Ingalls Street, Santa Cruz
Tel 831-420-1552



Soquel Vineyards
8063 Glen Haven Road, Soquel
Tel 831-462-9045
Open Sat & Sun 11-4pm



Storrs Winery
303 Potrero Street, #35, Santa Cruz
Tel 831-458-5030
Open Daily Noon-5pm



Thomas Fogarty Winery
19501 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside
Tel 650-851-6771
Open Mon Noon-4pm, Wed thru Sun 11-5pm



Travieso Winery
165 Cristich Lane, F, Cambell

Tel 650-248-5641
Open Sat 11-4pm



Testarossa Winery
300 College Avenue, Los Gatos
Tel 408-354-6150 Ext 36
Open Daily 11-5pm



The Mountain Winery
14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga
Tel 408-741-2824
Open Thurs thru Sun Noon-7pm