November 13 - Winemaker Dinner at Seascape Beach Resort - 6:30 - 9:00. Amazing 5-course dinner menu from this fabulous local restaurant featuring wines from Sones Cellars and Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard. You'll enjoy appetizers, Pan Seared Abalone with Wine Butter Sauce, Roasted Pheasant with Roasted Apples and Salsify, Braised Veal Cheeks with Grits, Walnut and Chive Cake, all topped off by a dessert of Orange Hazelnut Meringue with Berry Compote. Each course is perfectly paired with a Sones or Santa Cruz Mountains Vineyard wine. Don't miss this one! Only $75/person, includes wines paired with each course, appetizers and dessert. Call 662-7141 to reserve your spot.
November 17 - SCMWA Passport - 11:00-5:00 Join us for the harvest celebration Passport. We will most-likely still have fermentations finishing so you can come experience this magical time at the winery. For more information on Passport, contact the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association.
November 17 - Coastal Rail Corridor Ribbon Cutting Celebration 1:00-6:00 at Swift Street Courtyard/Commons (Swift and Ingalls Streeets). Free 1/2 hour train rides, live music, speeches from local officials and rail information. To order free train ride tickets or for more information, contact the Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission.
November 23 - Holiday Art and Wine Bazaar - Beat the crowds and get a start on your holiday shopping. Local artists show their wares at each of the Surf City Vintners - Isabel Wilson of Sandcastle Magic will bring her delightful hand-made glass bead jewlery to Sones Cellars, and Ben Davis, Jr., our resident artist, will feature art-quality giclees of his colorful, whimsical paintings. Holiday food gifts will also be available at many of the Surf City Vintners wineries. More details to follow.
December 5 & 6 - Winemaker Dinner - Sones Cellars at Pino Alto Restaurant (Sesnon House at Cabrillo College) Details to follow.