Santa Cruz Mountains

A renowned source of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and pinot noir since the late 1800s, the Santa Cruz Mountains region is one of the first AVAs to be defined by geophysical and climatic factors. The official appellation lies mostly within Santa Cruz County, but also extends into parts of Monterey, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The east and west boundaries are defined by elevation: 800 feet and above in the east, 400 feet and above in the west.

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