Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Best Places To Kiss: Santa Cruz Wineries

By Philip Vonwrede

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.

Santa Cruz wineries boasts of over 70 tasting rooms and wineries and the Santa Cruz appellation is among the oldest regions in America that produces wine. Santa Cruz is best known for its pinot noir, an award winning wine variety among other wines that are available here. Actually, the winery scene in the county of Santa Cruz is deemed to be as diverse as sights in the region and appear to be inspired by the area's culture. Most of the wineries in this locality celebrate the different wine varietals in the county alongside entertaining events mixed with fun. Wine lovers continue to be attracted in the area by wine and art festivals in Capitola, Boulder Creek and Scotts Valley. The most notable Santa Cruz wineries are among:

Sones cellars winery is owned and operated by Lois and Michael Sones who also produces wine. There are various wine varietals at the winery including the Petite Syrah, Shiraz/ Syrah, Pinot Noir, Zifandel and White Blend. The winery receives lots of visitors round the year and there are lots of amenities that visitors can enjoy including Barrel Room, Private Events, Live Music, Private Tastings, Scenic views, Retail Sales, Wine and Food Pairing and obviously, wine tasting. For anyone planning to pay Sones Cellars a visit, it is opened from Friday to Sunday between 12 noon to 5 Pm in the evening. In case you would like to visit at other times, you can book an appointment with the winery for the same.

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 specially highlights the award-winning skills and talents of Lance Campbell, who is critically acclaimed both nationally and worldwide. Wine lovers as well as wine newbies are treated with their time0honored wine varieties that are actually created with cutting-edge modes of concocting wines which in turn, they are able to produce some of the best, distinct and complex wine blends in the wine region. Copious winery generate one of the finest wines varying between buoyant raspberry and cranberry flavors to pinot noir, Chardonnay carneros and Sauvignon Blanc as only some of the many they have.

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