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$20 for Wine Tasting and Glasses for Two on April 21 from Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association ($40 Value)

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Santa Cruz Mountains wineries pour samples amid live music and booths from Santana Row restaurants

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Expires Apr 21st, 2013. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Must be 21 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

As the saying goes, in wine there is truth, which is why most interrogations take place over candlelit dinners. Enjoy some light conversation with this Groupon.

$20 for a Wine-Tasting Package for Two ($40 Value)

  • Two wine glasses
  • 20 wine-tasting tickets<p>

On Sunday, April 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association in Winchester gathers more than 20 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries to tout their wares. Guests exchange three to five tasting tickets for each sample, depending on the vendor, and can purchase bottles of their favorite wines to take home. As they peruse their sipping options, they can also purchase food from the booths of Santana Row restaurants and groove to live music.

Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association

At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting.

Pinot noirs and chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields cabernets, merlots, and zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. They host weddings, festivals, and open events such as Pathway to Pinot Paradise, a self-guided tour of the pinot noir hotspots.


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80% of 213 customers recommend

  • “great wines and friendly growers”

  • “I had a lovely time! I would recommend they always choose such beautiful outdoor locations. This tasting was much more enjoyable than the Nov. 2012 one in Half Moon...”

    “I had a lovely time! I would recommend they always choose such beautiful outdoor locations. This tasting was much more enjoyable than the Nov. 2012 one in Half Moon Bay due to the setup and outdoor location. ”

  • “It was a fun event to go to while staying at a beach house in Santa Cruz. It was any revenue to taste some local wines! ”

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