Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vino Cruz

Right after Thanksgiving last year, I popped over "the hill" from San Jose to Santa Cruz and met Steve, the new owner of Vino Cruz. We were early, but Ryan (he runs the shop and tasting bar) was nice enough to let us in and start browsing while he set up the tasting area.

There were seven of us in our group but we still managed to zip through the selections and talk "shop" before the next group of visitors came by to steal away Ryan's attention.

Overall it was nice to see the place re-arranged, I thought the layout was welcoming and the new bar and chairs were comfortable. The artwork changes periodically keeping the walls and space fresh and inviting AND the tasting menu changes often!

In keeping up with social media, they update events and tasting menus almost daily on Facebook.

Specializing in local wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, these guys know their stuff and are passionate about sharing their knowledge.

Vino Cruz
725 Front Street #101
Santa Cruz, CA 95060