Wine Auction with Optional Wine Passports for Two from Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (Up to 50% Off)

Central Santa Cruz

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In a Nutshell

Guests sample 150+ wines and food pairings during live and silent wine auctions; passports grant special access to 30+ local wineries

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 26, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Wine can function as a social lubricant and conversation starter, especially if you slowly fill the room with it. Uncork a good time with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$55 for two tickets to Vin de Montagnes (a $110 value) $99 for two tickets to Vin de Montagnes and two wine passports (a $200 value)

  • Sunday, August 25, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Roaring Camp Railroads
  • Bid on rare wines, resort getaways, sports tickets, and private dinners in silent and live auctions
  • More than 150 wines to sample from more than 40 area wineries
  • Food pairings from Birk’s Restaurant, Bruno’s BBQ, and Monterey Chocolate Company
  • Wine passports grant special access to participating wineries four Saturdays per year for two years

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.

Customer Reviews

Need more food booths!
Raymond M. · August 30, 2013
Very well planned event. Roaring Camp was an excellent location for this venue.
Lamont M. · August 30, 2013
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!
Diana S. · June 15, 2013

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.