Santa Cruz Wineries

Plan your day of California wine tasting by choosing from these Santa Cruz wineries, which also includes ones in Soquel, Scotts Valley, Felton, Boulder Creek, Los Gatos and Saratoga.

Central Coast wine tasting in California extends to the northern end of Monterey Bay, in the Santa Cruz region. From Soquel, just south of Santa Cruz California along Highway One, to the north and inland in the Santa Cruz Mountains and almost to the outer edges of San Jose, you’ll find wineries to visit. You’ll experience a mixture of coastal breezes, tall redwoods, and warm sunshine in the summer.

Going wine tasting at Santa Cruz wineries makes for a great day trip from Monterey, 44 miles to the south, or San Jose, 30 miles to the northeast. San Francisco is about a one and a half to two hour’s drive away, depending on traffic.

It’s best to choose only 3-5 wineries to visit per day, to maximize the whole wine country experience without overdoing it.

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The following list of Santa Cruz wineries is grouped by location, starting with the city itself, then extending to the north through the mountains, and then south down the coast. There are other wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains, but not all have tasting rooms. The ones below are, and you’ll see the hours they are open to the public below each listing.

Wine Tasting Rooms In Santa Cruz

Beauregard Vineyards
Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
Thurs-Sun 12-6

Bonny Doon Vineyard
10 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz
Daily 11-5

Pelican Ranch Winery
402 Ingalls Street #21, Santa Cruz
Fri-Sun 12-5

Storrs Winery
Old Sash Mill
303 Potrero St., #35, Santa Cruz
Daily 12-5

Scotts Valley Wineries

Roudon-Smith Winery
2364 Bean Creek Rd., Scotts Valley
Sat 12-430


Hallcrest Vineyards
379 Felton Empire Road, Felton
Tasting by appointment

Organic Wine Works
379 Felton Empire Road, Felton
Daily 12-5

Boulder Creek Wineries

Ahlgren Vineyard
20320 Highway 9, Boulder Creek
Saturdays 12-4

Los Gatos Wineries

Burrell School Vineyards
24060 Summit Rd., Los Gatos
Daily 11-6

Byington Winery & Vineyard
21850 Bear Creek Rd., Los Gatos
Daily 11-5

David Bruce Winery
21439 Bear Creek Rd., Los Gatos
Third Sat of month, January, April, July and November 11-5

Testarossa Vineyards
300-A College Ave., Los Gatos
Daily 11-5

Saratoga Wineries

Cinnabar Vineyards & Winery
14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
Daily 11-5

Cooper-Garrod Vineyards
22645 Garrod Road, Saratoga
Mon-Fri 12-5, Sat-Sun 11-5

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards
23600 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
Daily 11-5

Soquel Wineries

Bargetto Winery
3535 North Main Street, Soquel
Daily 2-5

Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery
7099 Glen Haven Rd., Soquel
Sat-Sun 11-4

Soquel Vineyards
8063 Glen Haven Rd., Soquel
Sat-Sun 11-4