|View of the Santa Cruz Mountains from|
Of course, Santa Cruz County has a great beer scene that's really exploded in the last five or six years that's confined mostly within the city of Santa Cruz. Out in the surrounding mountains, most Santa Cruz wineries have been making wine for more than twenty years. In many ways, the Santa Cruz region mirrors Sonoma and Medicino to the north, where great brewing and wine making co-exist.
While beer is still my beverage, if you ever want to discover what wine has to offer, head for the mountains of Santa Cruz. I'll leave you with a few pictures of our great afternoon.
|The front door at Byington|
|The estate vineyard at Byington, dormant in January|
|There really is a school at Burrell School Winery|
|The "lesson plan" at Burrell School. You must promise to sip your wine.|
|View from the deck at Burrell School|
|Yours truly contemplating a fine Pinot at Burrell School|
|The winter vineyard at Loma Prieta|
|A fountain high above at Loma Prieta|