Organic Wine Trail
Santa Cruz Mountains
“The CCOF-certified organic vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains”
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North to South from Silicon Valley
Start at Cooper-Garrod in Saratoga, only 25 minutes from San Jose or Palo Alto; 50 minutes from San Francisco. Then drive through the lovely towns of Saratoga and Los Gatos to Silver Mountain, in the hills above Los Gatos, 20 miles (about 40 minutes away). You can preorder a picnic at Cooper-Garrod, stop for lunch in Saratoga or Los Gatos or at the Summit Store deli. From Silver Mountain, continue your drive down the ocean side of the mountains to Alfaro Family Vineyards in Corralitos, 20 miles (about 35 minutes). Finally, enjoy dinner at any one of a number of excellent restaurants in Aptos, Soquel or Santa Cruz.
Start at Alfaro Family Vineyards in Corralitos. Stop at the Corralitos Market for a sandwich of house-smoked meats or sausages. Next is up the mountain to Silver Mountain. If you’re just now hungry, check out at the Summit Store. From Silver Mountain, our final winery is Cooper-Garrod in hills above Saratoga. For dinner, excellent restaurants abound in Saratoga and Los Gatos.