Celebrate 23 Years with Local Vintners!

The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association is pleased to announce the 23nd Annual Vintners’ Festival “A Taste of the Mountains”. This year’s Vintners’ Festival will be held on two consecutive weekends. The first weekend, June 2 & 3, the festival will be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties. The second weekend, June 9 and June 10, the festival will be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa Cruz County. Wineries participating in the Vintners’ Festival will be pouring from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm with restaurant locations closing at 4:00 pm.

The Vintners’ Festival is an opportunity for Restaurants and Wineries to pair together for the ultimate experience. Many wineries will be pouring their wines at local Restaurants for the festival as well as at their own winery locations.

The Vintners’ Festival offers participants a self-guided tour in which they may take part in barrel tasting, meet winemakers and enjoy music, art, and good food. Visitors are also invited to wander through many of the winery gardens, and to bring picnics to enjoy in picturesque surroundings.

Tickets and the official brochure listing participating wineries along with a map to help you find the locations will be available by calling the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association at (831) 685-VINE (8463). You may also purchase your commemorative wine glass, which serves as your ticket to taste, at any participating location during the festival.

What: Vintners’ Festival 2012

Dates: June 2 & 3, Eastern Side of the Santa Cruz Mountains

June 9 & 10, Western Side of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Restaurant locations close at 4:00 pm)

Place: Wineries and Restaurants in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door; includes festival glass, which can be used on all festival dates.

For Information or tickets: (831) 685-VINE (8463), info@scmwa.com, or visit our website at www.SCMWA.com. Tickets available for purchase online.