Visit Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County presents the quintessential California beach vacation! An array of attractions await, from Santa Cruz’s Beach Boardwalk, to majestic redwood forests, arts and culture events and award-winning restaurants. Explore this Central Coast seaside destination at leisure, and discover an enchanting blend of nostalgia and natural beauty. The Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council’s official visitor guide can help plan a visit.
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
The Santa Cruz Mountains has been recognized as a premium wine producing region since the late 1800’s. Few of the original wineries survived prohibition, but many new wineries have developed since the 1040’s being the total to over 70 wineries in 2009. The appellation encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountain range, from Half Moon Bay in the north, to Mount Madonna in the south. The east and west boundaries are defined by elevation, extending down to 800 feet in the east and 400 feet in the west. The individual microclimates, marine influence, mountain terrain, distinctive soils, and low crop levels, all contribute to the production of intensely concentrated fruit. 10 annual events are sponsored by the association and open to the public.
Santa Cruz County Cultural and Visitors Council
Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association
Monterey County’s coastal valleys and bench lands are blessed with cooling fogs and fresh breezes that emanate from the rugged Pacific Coastline and the Monterey Bay. The ocean influence allows for a longer growing season. The extra hang time produces smaller berries with very concentrated fruit flavors. Within Monterey County there are nine American Viticulture Areas that are identified as unique wine growing regions. Of the 85 vintners and growers, Monterey County is home to nearly 30 tasting room that are open to the public.
San Benito County Wine Growers Association
San Benito County covers approximately 1,396 square miles ranging in elevation from near sea level to over 5,000 feet, has a population of over 56,000 and is bordered to the north by Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, by Merced and Fresno counties to the east, and by Monterey County on the west and south. Wine event and festivals are held throughout the year. The Santa Benito Wine Trail is has 7 wineries all with tasting rooms.
Monterey Bay Green Business
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Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
Santa Cruz County Government
Watsonville City Government