Santa Cruz Wine Tasting – The Wine Road Less Traveled

by Rebecca on August 8, 2010

in Destinations,Advice,Inhabitant Travel,Wine Country (SF)

Sometimes, the best way to find something great is to look at what everyone else is doing, and go the opposite direction.

We live in San Francisco. Up north, Sonoma and Napa beckon legions of visitors every year, and we happily travel alongside the masses to sample the region’s famous vino.

Last week for a change, we got in the car and drove due south. Winding our way down Highway 1, we stopped at Beauregard Vineyard‘s tasting room, the only commercial operation in the tiny town of Bonny Doon. Local wine, no lines, friendly banter – this is what wine tasting is supposed to be. Then we ventured to the Bonny Doon tasting room in Santa Cruz. Every pour was incredible. The staff was kind. And the setting? Well, I’ll just put it like this:

bonny doon tasting room

Sometimes heading the opposite direction of the crowd pays off.

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