Food & Drink

Skov Winery a Sure Hit at Taste of Scotts Valley

2014 Pinot Noir is a deep blend of fruit and earth that’s sure to please

The picturesque grounds at Skov Winery on Bean Creek Road.

Skov Winery was closed for a period while owners Annette and David Hunt attended to various business interests and family matters, but now they are back in action–and their tasting room is open every Saturday. Skov is situated in a picturesque setting among the redwoods a couple of miles down bucolic Bean Creek Road in Scotts Valley, and it’s well worth a visit.

I attended an event recently in the winery’s spacious party room, a perfect spot to hold family gatherings, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and more. It was also an opportunity to try some of their wines—and I loved the Skov Winery 2014 Pinot Noir ($28) Russian River Valley, a voluptuous mouthful of inky purple nectar filled with red fruits and earthy flavors that would delight any picky Pinot-phile. Skov also makes Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

Skov is participating in Taste of Scotts Valley on July 12 at Kiss Café in Scotts Valley, the kickoff party to the main Scotts Valley Art, Wine & Beer Festival in August. Visit for more info.

Skov Winery, 2364 Bean Creek Road, Scotts Valley, 854-7384.

Farm-to-Table Dinner at Chaminade

The featured winery for the next farm-to-table dinner at 6 p.m. on July 13 is Martin Ranch. The annual series of summer dinners are gastronomic delights—abundant with food, wine, stunning views and fun. Visit for more info.

Burrell School Vineyards Introduces Happy Hour, Thursdays and Fridays

Burrell School is now open from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays for Happy Hour—so you can start the weekend early! Five wines will be featured by the glass for $8, and bottles to-go for only $25. Choose from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Old School Cabernet Sauvignon. Come get your happy on. Burrell School Vineyards & Winery, 24060 Summit Road, Los Gatos, 408-353-6290.

Route 1 Farms Dinner Update

For those lucky people with tickets to the next Route 1 Farms dinner on Aug. 12, there has been a change of chef from Tabitha Stroup of Friend in Cheeses to Gema Cruz of Gabriella Café. The winemaker remains the same, Nicole Walsh of Ser Wines. Contact [email protected] for more info.

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