The Santa Cruz Mountains has a rich history and flies under the radar of Napa and Sonoma Counties. The Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Association has a list of member wineries and other information to learn the history of the region.
The region is particularly known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and also has many great Bordeaux varietals depending on the micro climates.
Ridge Vineyards is a particularly well regarded winery that is a short drive to Cupertino and Silicon Valley.
I plan to share some of my favorite wineries and the people that produce these wonderful wines.