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Santa Cruz Wine Country

A scene from the coastal road near Capitola, Calif. (João Canziani / For The Times)
Windy Oaks Estate Winery & Vineyards owners Judy and Jim Schultze are so proud of their Burgundian-style Pinot Noir that they planted 14 acres of their Santa Cruz Mountains property with the vines. (João Canziani / For The Times)
Windy Oaks Estate Winery & Vineyards owners Judy and Jim Schultze are so proud of their Burgundian-style Pinot Noir that they planted 14 acres of their Santa Cruz Mountains property with the vines. (João Canziani / For The Times)
Within minutes of the shore, dense redwood groves pocket the Santa Cruz Mountains. (João Canziani / For The Times)
Within minutes of the shore, dense redwood groves pocket the Santa Cruz Mountains. (João Canziani / For The Times)
Tapas at Soif, in downtown Santa Cruz, Calif. (João Canziani / For The Times)
The Beauregard family has grown grapes in the Santa Cruz Mountains for more than 60 years. (João Canziani / For The Times)
In addition to tapas, the bar at Soif, in downtown Santa Cruz, Calif. pours more than 50 wines by the glass. (João Canziani / For The Times)
Tapas at Soif, in downtown Santa Cruz, Calif. (João Canziani / For The Times)
The Santa Cruz boardwalk, as seen from the Beauregard Tasting Room at the end of the wharf. (João Canziani / For The Times)
Wine has been produced in the Santa Cruz Mountains since the late 1880s (João Canziani / For The Times)
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