South Bay Wine Tours Blog

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Hacking Passport Day!

Four times a year, the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (try saying that 5 times fast) sponsors the popular “Passport Day in the Santa Cruz Mountains”. You buy a booklet (aka Passport) from the Association for $65, then the wineries stamp your Passport in...

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Fall Favorite: Wine & Cheese Tours

It's almost always time for wine, and now with some cooler Fall weather, it's once again time for cheese - as in, a wine & cheese tour!  Wine & Cheese Tours can be 3 wineries, with a cheese tasting buffet or just a nice cheese platter at one of the wineries -...

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Going Coastal (part 2)

These days, the thought of an escape to the coast for some cooler temps, good wine and beachy scenery is made even more appealing knowing you’ll most likely have fresher air to breathe near the coast. And the drive is easy when you’re on your own private tour bus with...

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Going Coastal (part 1)

A little salt spray with that Pinot, Mademoiselle? Time to go coastal with us!! Good wine, the beach, the views, and – some great places to eat after a nice day of wine touring! Stop #1 - Beauregard Winery. Ryan Beauregard is the winemaker, and produces food-friendly...

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Springtime Happenings in our local wine regions

Spring has sprung, and everyone is looking forward to getting out and enjoying the sunshine. Many local wineries are staying open later on Fridays, and lots of them have upcoming musical performances and special events scheduled. Here are a few: Staying open later on...

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Napa in Springtime

Springtime is the best time to visit Napa, but only if you like flowers, greenery, mild weather and less crowds! Sure, Fall is harvest time, Summer is vacation time and Winter is red wine time, but Springtime in Napa is the most wonderful of all! We have so many...

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Wine & Chocolate

Cheers to Chocolate! Wine is good, chocolate is also good, so putting the two together should be great, right? Well… not always, not exactly – but definitely worth a try! To some people’s palates, dark chocolate and red wine are a marriage made in Heaven - if you are...

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2018 Wine Tours!

2018 Wine Tours! We provide both private group tours (for corporate groups/social groups of 10+) - AND we also do a fun, once-a-month public tour. For the monthly public tours we sell individual tickets, so you don’t need to have your own group of ten or more, and the...

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Fall/Winter Wine Tours

One of our challenges as event planners is creating tours and outings during Winter that are just as fun as the Summertime tours - luckily, our local wine regions have lots of great options for rainy day and cold weather wine tours! One of our favorites is a Gilroy...

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