Saturday, July 20, 2013

Seriously Saturdays are a great day for wine

My calendar is clear Monday thru Friday as I dedicate that to work so I give Saturdays my wine day because doing laundry only is just such a bore.

Today the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers hold their Passport

Date: July 20, 2013 
Time: 11am to 5pm 
Price: $45.00

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Passport Days to the Santa Cruz Mountains was introduced in 1993, by the Winegrowers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. Over the last 20 years the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy wines produced by our legendary, artisan winemakers all within the idyllic Santa Cruz Mountains.
The third Saturday of January, April, July and November, passport guests are welcomed into 30+ wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, each offering a unique pairing of artisan handcrafted wines, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Santa Cruz Mountains wine. Meet the winemakers, grapegrowers and sample exclusive vintages from wineries generally not open to the public. Delight in discovering each winery’s unique Passport “theme,” a tradition of the event. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend. Enjoy!
Passport Days:
Passport Days occurs four times a year on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November.
Wineries generally closed to the public are only open on Passport Days.
Passport is your opportunity to meet our legendary Winemakers of the Santa Cruz Mountains and taste some fabulous terroir driven wines.
Use the map in the Passport as a rough guide only. Please make sure to read the directions for each individual winery.
At each winery you visit, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp.
Some wineries will accept your Passport for free tastings throughout the year, however, some will not. It is up to the discretion of the winery as to whether or not they will waive the tasting fee on non-Passport Days. It is not a mandatory part of the Passport program for a winery to offer free tastings throughout the year.
*Passport Rules:
Passports ordered online will be mailed one week prior to passport. Please make sure to provide shipping address.
Passport benefits are good for ONE VISIT to each participating winery up to 2 years.
You must have your Passport to have your tasting fee waived at each participating winery.
Keep in mind when planning your tour:

Not all participating wineries are open from 11am-5pm on Passport Days. Some have elected to modify their hours. We recommend that customers check the SCMWA website or call participating locations for participating winery hours.
Gift prize is available for completing your Passport. Please contact SCMWA.
Current Passport holders Passports will expire in two years.
Many wineries have limited access and parking. Before hiring a stretch limousine or bus, call the wineries your propose to visit and make arrangements.
Passports are $45 online or can be purchased at any participating winery.

*SCMWA reserves the right to change passport rules or to modify them in any way that they deem fit. This includes but is not limited to days of passport, fees, expiration dates and winery participation.
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