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Events in Santa Cruz Mountains

Walk with the Winemaker

Saturday, April 6

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga, CA

Go from grape to glass in about an hour's walk with Winemaker Bill Cooper and learn why Cooper-Garrod's Sustainable and Organic certifications make a difference.

Cost: Tour is complimentary; $15 tasting fee for flight of 5 wines afterward

Address & Location:
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, 22645 Garrod Road, Saratoga, CA, CA

Phone: (408) 867-7116

Email: events@cgv.com

Website: www.cgv.com

Details: Join Winemaker Bill Cooper and see the full scope of grape growing and wine making on property farmed by the family since 1893. Learn the evolution of generational family agriculture, the nuances of Organic grape growing, and the reasons why Cooper-Garrod believes in Sustainability throughout its operations. Walk in the Gravel Ridge Chardonnay Vineyard to see spring vines up close and personal. Find out why efficiencies matter in the crush pad. Take in the wonderful aromas of the barrel room. Novice or oenophile alike, all are welcome, as are your questions. Your ultimate goal? The Tasting Room, of course, to see what comes of it all! The tour is complimentary; $15 tasting fee for flight of five wines. Kindly email events@cgv.com or call (408) 867-7116 so we know to expect you.

“Down to Earth” Trail Ride

April 6—28, 2019

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga

Want to see Sustainability in action? Join a "Down to Earth" Trail Ride at Cooper-Garrod

Cost: 85

Address & Location:
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga, CA

Phone: (408) 867-7116

Email: events@cgv.com

Website: www.cgv.com

Details: This unique, weekend-only opportunity explores sustainability in action as you enjoy an hour-long horseback ride with organic vineyard views and panoramas across Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay. Afterward, mosey over to the Tasting Room and savor a flight of Estate wines in your souvenir glass. Bring a picnic or purchase cheeses and antipasto from the ‘frig in the Tasting Room and relax on the patio at this historic working ranch. Available every April Saturday and Sunday except Easter day. Make reservations by 4 p.m. Thursday before the weekend you wish to visit by emailing events@cgv.com or calling (408) 867-7116.

Organic Wine Trail to Silver Mountain

April 6—27, 2019

Silver Mountain Vineyards, Los Gatos

Organic Wine Trail to Silver Mountain

Cost: $10

Address & Location:
Silver Mountain Vineyards, 269 Silver Mountain Drive, Los Gatos, CA

Phone: (408) 353-2278

Email: info@silvermtn.com

Website: silvermtn.com

Details: Follow the Organic Wine Trail on Saturdays, 12-5, to Silver Mountain above Los Gatos to learn about their organic vineyards and earth-friendly facility while wine tasting with majestic, mountain-top views overlooking Monterey Bay.

Music at the Vineyards

Sunday, April 7

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga, CA

7th season of "Music at the Vineyards" kicks off with Hootenanny performing acoustic versions of your favorite pop and rock music on the patio!

Cost: Free admission; wine for purchase

Address & Location:
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, 22645 Garrod Road, Saratoga, CA, CA

Phone: (408) 867-7116

Email: events@cgv.com

Website: www.cgv.com

Details: Live music and fine estate wine - what a great way to relax on a Sunday afternoon, right?!! Spring heralds the start of Cooper-Garrod's 7th season "Music at the Vineyards", and the pop and rock sounds of Hootenanny begin it all on April 7, 1-4 p.m. Bring friends, bring a picnic, or purchase cheeses and salumi from the 'frig in our Tasting Room to go alongside the lovely wines you'll find here. Each Sunday afternoon, it's like a private little concert from another group. Find the season line-up at www.cgv.com/dyn/music.

Eco-Tour

Sunday, April 14

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga, CA

Join Ramblin' Bill Bosworth to walk our hillside trails and look at the varied flora, fauna, and wildlife with whom our vineyards share the ranch.

Cost: Tour is complimentary; $15 tasting fee for flight of 5 wines afterward

Address & Location:
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, 22645 Garrod Road, Saratoga, CA, CA

Phone: (408) 867-7116

Email: events@cgv.com

Website: www.cgv.com

Details: Co-located with Garrod Farms Riding Stable, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards is a historic property farmed by generations of the same family since 1893. Led by our Eco-Docent Ramblin' Bill Bosworth - who's married to one of the fun cousins who live and work here - this tour looks at much more than vineyards. Our hillsides are home to wonderful plants and include wildlife corridors for the animals. This gentle hillside walk takes it all in plus includes some family lore! Comfortable shoes for dirt trails are advised; water bottle, sun hat and sunscreen at your discretion. The tour is complimentary; $15 tasting fee for flight of five wines afterward.

Music at the Vineyards

Sunday, April 14

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga, CA

Live music on the patio as you enjoy Cooper-Garrod's fine estate wines! Crowd pleasing Dolce Musica performs their pop/rock/jazz covers plus original music April 14.

Cost: Free admission; wine for purchase

Address & Location:
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, 22645 Garrod Road, Saratoga, CA, CA

Phone: (408) 867-7116

Email: events@cgv.com

Website: www.cgv.com

Details: Cooper-Garrod's series of "Music at the Vineyards" has really caught on, and we're pleased to showcase Dolce Musica on April 14 with their pop/rock/jazz covers plus original music, 1-4 p.m. Bring friends, bring a picnic, or purchase cheeses and salumi from the 'frig in our Tasting Room to go alongside the lovely estate wines you'll find here. Each Sunday afternoon, it's like a private little concert from another group. Find the season line-up at www.cgv.com/dyn/music.

Celebrate Organic Farming at RIDGE during Down to Earth Month

Saturday, April 20

Ridge Vineyards - Monte Bello, Cupertino

Join us as we celebrate the benefits of organic farming on Saturday, April 20th with a special flight of wines made entirely from organically grown grapes.

Cost: $15/ no charge to Wine Club members

Address & Location:
Ridge Vineyards - Monte Bello, 17100 Montebello Road , Cupertino, CA

Phone: (408) 687-3233

Email: wine@ridgewine.com

Website: www.ridgewine.com

Details: Join us as we celebrate the benefits of organic farming on Saturday, April 20th as part of Down to Earth month.  We will be featuring a special flight of wines, current release and library offerings, made entirely from organically grown grapes.  We are the largest grower of organically certified grapes in both Sonoma County and the Santa Cruz Mountains, and couldn't be more excited to share this special flight of wines with you at both of our wineries, Lytton Springs in Healdsburg and Monte Bello in Cupertino.

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Day

Saturday, April 20

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains with many organic and sustainable wines.

Cost: 75.00 , Passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 684-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.

Music at the Vineyards

Sunday, April 28

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga, CA

Kick back, relax with the Johnny Neri Duo's classic and contemporary rock tunes on April 28, 1-4 p.m. on the patio at Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards!

Cost: Free admission; wine for purchase

Address & Location:
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, 22645 Garrod Road, Saratoga, CA, CA

Phone: (408) 867-7116

Email: events@cgv.com

Website: www.cgv.com

Details: Cooper-Garrod features the Johnny Neri Duo at "Music at the Vineyards" on April 28, 1-4 p.m. playing classic and contemporary rock tunes. Bring friends, bring a picnic, or purchase cheeses and salumi from the 'frig in our Tasting Room to go alongside the lovely estate wines you'll find here. Each Sunday afternoon, it's like a private little concert from another group. Find the season line-up at www.cgv.com/dyn/music.

Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

Thursday, January 1

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

Sip, sample and bid! Taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.

Cost: $75-$125 (Early Bird), $95-$145(after April 1st)

Address & Location:
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction. Grand Tasting (General Admission) 1:00pm- 4:00pm Ticket includes personal picnic lunch. Early Bird pricing ($75) for the Grand Tasting (General Admission) ends April 1. Grand Tasting (VIP) 12:00pm- 4:00pm Early 12pm entrance includes 1 hour advanced entry as well as an oyster and sparkling wine bar, personal picnic lunch. Early Bird pricing ($125) for the Grand Tasting (VIP) ends April 1.

Passport Celebration Days in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Thursday, January 1

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Cost: $75, passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Days

Saturday, November 16

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Cost: $75, passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.