Wine-growing began in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the late 1800s and is carried on today by a determined group of modern pioneers. The area has numerous micro-climates that allow for the high quality production of both cool-climate grapes such as Pinot Noir and warm-climate grapes such as Zinfandel.


Top Varieties



Pinot Noir


Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Sauvignon


Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Links

Corralitos Wine Trail
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
Wine Club of the Santa Cruz Mountains

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Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries - Highest Visitor Ratings

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Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings

1.   Mansfield-Dunne Wines  
2.   Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello  
3.   Thomas Fogarty Winery  
4.   Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery  
5.   Beauregard Vineyards  
6.   Black Ridge Vineyards  
7.   Bottle Jack Winery  
8.   Burrell School Vineyards  
9.   Byington Winery & Vineyards  
10.   David Bruce Winery  

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All Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries (55) [map view]

37th Parallel

Ahlgren Vineyard

Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery

Beauregard Vineyards

Black Ridge Vineyards

Bottle Jack Winery

Bruzzone Family Vineyards

Burrell School Vineyards

Byington Winery & Vineyards

Chaine d'Or Vineyards

Charles Usher Wines

Clos Tita Winery

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards

Dancing Creek Winery

David Bruce Winery

Fellom Ranch Vineyards

Fernwood Cellars

Four Gates Winery

Hallcrest Vineyards

Heart O' The Mountain

Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery

Kathryn Kennedy Winery

Kings Mountain Vineyards

Loma Prieta

Mansfield-Dunne Wines

Martin Ranch Winery

MJA - Los Gatos

Muccigrosso Vineyards

Muns Vineyard

Naumann Vineyards

Nicholson Vineyards

P & M Staiger

Picchetti Winery - Cupertino

Picchetti Winery - Cupertino

Pleasant Valley Vineyards

Poetic Cellars


R & W Vineyards

Redwood Ridge Estate

Regale Winery and Vineyards

Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello

Salamandre Wine Cellars

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards

Silver Mountain Vineyards

Silvertip Vineyards

Skov Winery

Soquel Vineyards

The Mountain Winery

Thomas Fogarty Winery

Villa del Monte

Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & Winery

Woodside Vineyards

Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery

Zayante Vineyards