The fickle grape finds Paradise in the Mountains:
The Santa Cruz Mountains AVA gets ready to strut its stuff at the 2nd annual Pinot Paradise Festival.
March 6, 2006
The Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, established in 1981, was among the first viticultural areas in North America to be defined by geophysical and climatic factors. The appellation encompasses the Santa Cruz Mountain range, from Half Moon Bay in the north, to Mount Madonna in the south. The east and west boundaries are defined by elevation, extending down to 800 feet in the east and 400 feet in the west.