Explore and taste Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noirs with one of the premier wineries of the region, Vine Hill. Nick Guerrero will take you on a tasting journey through the different sub-regions of our large mountain appellation: Skyline, Los Gatos/Saratoga, Summit, Los Ranchos, Ben Lomond Mountain, Corralitos/Pleasant Valley. Explore what makes them distinct, and what makes them similar.
Vine Hill is known for its focus on Pinot Noirs from the Santa Cruz Mountains, and Nick will share with you his intimate familiarity with the sub-regions and their wines. Learn more about Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noirs with one of the leading winegrowers of the region. If you love Pinot Noir or want to know more about the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this is a perfect opportunity.
The class is $30; $25 for wine club members of any of the Surf City Vintners group of wineries. This class can be taken individually, or as part of the series. All classes include wine tasting. Sign up for all four classes and receive a tasting card to all 13 Surf City wineries valued at $60.
Registration: Registration information is at www.surfcityvintners.com. You can also register at any of the Surf City Vintners tasting rooms, or call 408-353-2278; email email@example.com.
For more information about Surf City University and the Surf City Vintners: www.surfcityvintners.com.
For more information about Vine Hill and the Surf City Barrel Room: 402 Ingalls St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
phone: 831-427-0436 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surf City University gives wine lovers and those new to wine the opportunity to learn more about wine from a group of master vintners who combined have more than 150 years of winemaking experience. The winemakers of the Surf City Vintners wineries share their passion and knowledge in an informal and fun environment in their own wineries and tasting rooms. Get your degree in 'sip-ology'!
The Summer 2012 'semester' also includes:
- July 15: Chardonnay Styles, with Steve Storrs, Storrs Winery
- August 12: Terroir, with Joe Miller,Rexford Winery
- Sept. 9: The Perfect Wine & Cheese Pairing, with Sue Slater, Cabrillo College Culinary Arts program (at Silver Mountain's Surf City tasting room)
The Surf City Vintners group of 13 boutique wineries and tasting rooms offers a vibrant urban wine tasting experience. The individual wineries are in close proximity on the Westside of Santa Cruz on Ingalls Street, Swift Street, and the Old Sash Mill, most in renovated warehouse spaces. The area has become a hip example of urban renewal. The wineries showcase the wines of a group of leading winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and are small, family-owned and operated local businesses. Visitors often meet and talk directly with the winemakers. The Surf City Vintners wineries include: Bonny Doon Vineyard; Copious Winery; Equinox Champagne Cellar; MJA Vineyards; Odonata Wines; Rexford Winery; Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard (including Quinta Cruz); Silver Mountain; Sones Cellars; Storrs Winery and Vineyards; Trout Gulch Vineyards; Vine Hill Winery, Vino Tabi. For more information, see the group website at www.surfcityvintners.com.