Public Wine Tours

Pinot Discovery Tour

Saturday, October 14, 9am – 4:30pm

Join us for a Pinot-focused day in the Santa Cruz Mountains! We’ll start the day with coffee and croissants on the bus, then enjoy a technical session on Santa Cruz Mountains geology at the Scotts Valley Hilton (details below). After the technical session and tasting, we visit Quail Hollow Ranch Park in Ben Lomond for lunch + a tasting of Pinot Noir from 20 different Santa Cruz Mountains Vintners. It’s a Pinot-focused day! Return to San Jose by 4:30 pm.

Pinot Noir Technical Session, 9 am to 12 NOON at Scotts Valley Hilton Join us to learn the history of our special AVA and meet some of the founders of the modern Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation. The seminar also features an in-depth exploration of the geology that lays the foundation of our great region. A technical tasting to illustrate the topic will be a featured part of the event.

Saturday, October 14, 1-4pm

Pinot Picnic in the Park at Quail Hollow Ranch Park, Ben Lomond (original home of Sunset Magazine) Enjoy a boxed lunch picnic and taste Pinot Noirs from 20 vintners of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Your visit includes a wine glass and provides 10 tasting tickets. (more tickets may be purchased for $1 each)

Details: Meet the bus in front of the San Jose Convention Center, in the bus pull-out in front of the steps on West San Carlos Street – paid parking is available in the convention center parking lot. We will have your name on a list, no need to bring paperwork/receipts. We provide bottled waters in the bus, along with coffee & croissants in the morning and a boxed lunch with beverage for the lunchtime visit to the Quail Hollow Park. Call our office if you want a Vegetarian lunch or have dietary restrictions: 408-867-9661.

Time: 7:50 am; bus departs by 8:05 am

$150 per person + $5 online payment fee (avoid fee w/payment via check) includes executive-lux transportation, morning coffee & croissants, Winegrowers Association Technical Session at Scotts Valley Hilton, gourmet boxed lunch picnic, and 10 tastings at the afternoon tasting at Quail Hollow Park – the day is hosted by your concierge/guide host from SBWT.

Reserve your seat! Please call our office to sign up.