Santa Cruz is a perfect destination for wine travelling. The landscape of this beautiful Californian county is covered by picturesque vineyards, while there are also many vineries located in the area. There is nothing surprising in the fact both residents and visitors are crazy about wine and are willing to celebrate the art of making wine in all possible ways. As a result, there are a number of wine-related events organised regularly in Santa Cruz County.
If you are looking for the upcoming festivals and wine celebrations, this list will be if great help for you.
Bargetto Winery: Art and Festival
One of the most exciting wine celebrations held in Santa Cruz this summer is Art and Wine festival in Bargetto Winery. To be precise, the festival is organised under the following address: Bargetto Winery, 3535 N. Main Street in Soquel.
This festival will last for two days. It starts on the 23rd of July and ends on the 24th of July. The festival is organised between 11 am and 5 pm on each day.
Even though wine is a central part of this event, you can actually visit it with your family or friends who do not necessarily drink wine since it is also an art festival. This year, it will host over thirty local artists who will be selling their art works. At the same time, the location will be filled with food vendors offering delicious meals and, on top of that, on each day you will be able to enjoy a live music performance. Note the concerts start at 2 pm and end at 4 pm.
Of course, the event is about wine so there will be a lot of wine tasting. You will be able to get a festival glass for 20 USD, while Wine club Members can count of a 5 USD discount.
Scotts Valley: Art, Wine and Beer Festival
Another amazing wine festival is planned for the 20th and 21st of August. Actually, this festival is dedicated not only to wine but also to beer, so everyone will have something for oneself here.
This is quite a large festival as it will host over a hundred of artists, will amuse its guests with live music and other amazing attractions. One of them is Cops’n Rodders Car show that will be held on Saturday and another one is special Dog Day planned for Sunday. Furthermore, during the entire time of the festival, you will be able to enjoy delicious food served by food tracks while children will be able to have a great fun in the kid zone. Even though the name of the festival suggests it is earmarked for adults, in the reality, everyone can come here.
The exact location of the festival is Siltanen Community Park, 127 Vine Hill School Rd, Scotts Valley.
The festival starts at 10 am and ends at 6 pm.
39th Annual Capitola Art and Wine festival
You can also celebrate the end of the summer attending The 39th Annual Capitola Art and Wine festival that is known for attractions for the entire family. This festival is organised on the 10th and 11th of September and is held between 10 am and 6 pm. Note, on Sunday, the festival is over at 5 pm.
The festival is organised under the following address: Capitola Village, Capitola Village, Esplanade Park in Capitola.
The programme of the festival is pretty rich offering you a possibility to enjoy the works of over a hundred of fine artists as well as the Local artisans Marketplace. There, you will be able to explore the handmade goods made by the local artisans.
The variety of wines presented at the festival will be staggering as twenty two local wineries are going to participate in the event. To be able to enjoy wine tasting, you will have to purchase a special Festival glass for 20 USD and tasting tokens. The price for a single token is one USD whereas options available for testing are offered for the price of 2 to 4 tokens.
Furthermore, here you will be able to enjoy local dancing groups and music bands with their live performances.