Welcome to Santa Cruz Mountains

Winding between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, Hwy 9 is a 40-mile backwoods byway through the Santa Cruz Mountains, passing tiny towns, towering redwood forests and fog-kissed vineyards (estate-bottled Pinot Noir is a specialty). Many wineries are only open for ‘Passport Days’ on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November. The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (www.scmwa.com) publishes a free... Read More

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