Traveling to Santa Cruz this spring? If so, you may want to take in a wine tasting or two. ‘Tis the season, as locals will tell you.
Why Go Wine Tasting?
The first obvious answer is because you enjoy the beverage, which comes in so many varieties. Plus, this is your chance to taste local versions, giving you pride in the beach house rentals in Santa Cruz where you are staying. You can try wines you might not otherwise get to sample too, without having to spend all of your vacation money in one place!
Wineries to Visit in Santa Cruz
Here are five of the top wineries to visit in Santa Cruz this spring:
Delight in the charming atmosphere at Testarossa Winery. The structure dates back to the 1800s when it was the Novitiate Winery. At a wine tasting event here, you will find notable Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Stroll the Niclaire Courtyard and enjoy pours of wines at affordable prices of five wines for $10, along with an assortment of cheeses.
There are 11 wineries included in this cluster of warehouses. The winery tasting rooms provide an experience unlike any other. Head to the nearby beaches and enjoy the selection of wineries that provide samplings within renovated warehouses that have a unique atmosphere and delicious wines. Participating wineries include Sones Cellars, Silver Mountain Vineyards, and Odonata Wines.
Wake up refreshed after a good sleep in cozy Santa Cruz beach vacation rentals and head to the Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards. The beautiful winery looks out over vineyards that lay all around it. Enjoy five estate wines for $18 on the outdoor patio during a single tasting. Then, stroll along the peaceful duck pond.
Make the Most of Your Wine Tasting Experience in Santa Cruz
For your day out wine tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains, plan to go to several of the local wineries to make the most of it. Book an appointment at least a day beforehand to ensure a spot for you and your group. As a tip, many wineries waive the tasting fee if you end up buying wine.
Make your wine tasting experience even more memorable by staying in charming beach house rentals in Santa Cruz. Call us today to book your rental.