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Santa Cruz Wineries [moved from SF]

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Santa Cruz Wineries [moved from SF]

heupshaw | Nov 13, 2011 03:34 PM

I searched chowhound but couldn't find a posting on this topic, which strikes me as strange given how many there are on Napa/Sonoma/Healdsburg.

Anyway, I'm heading to Santa Cruz next weekend for the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers "Passport Day" and was trying to decide which of the many wineries down there to visit.

I have been to Ridge on a number of occasions and love it (the wine and the ambiance are both great). I also really like David Bruce. And I used to go to Bonny Doon before they sold off a lot of the labels and re-vamped their tasting room. I'd like to try some new spots and am looking for recommendations. I was thinking of going to McHenry's because I've had their wine before and enjoyed it. I don't know many of the others that are participating (http://www.scmwa.com/participating-wi...).

In terms of wines I like, I generally tend to like reds more than whites. I like Zins, Syrahs, Cabs, Tempranillos, Pinot Noirs. I guess there aren't too many varietals I don't like.

Any suggestions?

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