Food & Drink

How to Support Santa Cruz Wineries and Find A Bargain

See the options from Alfaro Family Vineyards and Winery, Vinocruz, Roudon Smith Winery and others

Delivery and pickup offerings from local wineries make for an easy way to support Santa Cruz businesses.

In order to support our local wineries, purchasing their wine is essential at this time. There are many bargains out there right now. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a good bottle of wine.

Alfaro Family Vineyards and Winery is offering no-contact curbside pickup from noon to 3pm Monday to Saturday or by appointment. Try their terrific estate Gruner Veltliner—a six-pack is $132. 

Alfarowine.com.

The Vinocruz people in Soquel are happy to announce that they are now open every day from noon to 7pm for takeout or delivery (with certain restrictions). They are doing their best to serve the local community with amazing food, wine, beer and cider, and they look forward to seeing your smiling face masks! 

Vinocruz.com.

Orders for six or more bottles from Roudon Smith Winery come with a good discount. Check on delivery policies.

Roudonsmith.com.

Martin Ranch Winery says they’re “still hustling and bustling,” selling their wine at 33% off for three or more bottles with curbside pickup. 

Martinranchwinery.com.

Bargetto Winery is offering free shipping with a purchase of six or more bottles. 

Bargetto.com.

Kathryn Kennedy Winery is doing full cases at “well below retail.” Wine purchases are to be picked up at the winery by appointment only as the winery is not normally open to visitors. 

Visit kathrynkennedywinery.com or email owner Marty Mathis at [email protected].

Muns Vineyard is doing stay-at-home specials right now, including delivery locally at no charge. For pickup advance orders at the vineyard, it is requested that all visitors wear a mask and observe social distancing. Credit cards are charged remotely to avoid direct contact.

To order, call Mary at 408-234-2079 or visit munsvineyard.com/order

Stockwell Cellars on the Westside has ongoing case sales, including their California Quarantine Red Blend and their Rosé of Pinot Noir. And as the folks at Stockwell say: “It’s time for Rosés again. It will put the roses back in your cheeks.” 

Stockwellcellars.com.

As somebody once said, “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.”

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