Wine Region

Santa Cruz Mountains

Official Name: Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
Designation: American Viticultural Area

Countries: United States of America
States: California
Counties: San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz

Statistics Updated: September 25, 2020
Statistics for wine regions are calculated roughly every hour.
Regional Organizations
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers

Grape Production


Vineyards: 87
Total Area: 408,560 acres
Planted Area: 796 acres
Percent Planted: 0.2 %
Most Common Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir more varietals...
Top Vineyards

Search all Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards sorted by rating

  1. Big Basin Vineyards - Estate
  2. Branciforte Creek Vineyard
  3. Spring Ridge Vineyard Neely Wine
  4. Rhys Vineyards - Skyline Vineyard
  5. Rhys Vineyards - Alpine Vineyard
  6. Rhys Vineyards - Horseshoe Ranch
  7. Sante Arcangeli Family Wines - Split Rail Vineyard
  8. Mount Eden Vineyards - Estate Vineyards
  9. Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards - Gist Ranch
  10. Burrell School Vineyards - Estate
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Wine Production


Wineries: 51
Tasting Rooms: 45
Top Wineries

Wineries with the most wines in Santa Cruz Mountains on Everyvine.

  1. Rhys Vineyards - Winery
  2. Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery
  3. Big Basin Vineyards
  4. Nicholson Vineyards
  5. Burrell School Vineyards and Winery - Burrell School Vineyards
  6. Mount Eden Vineyards
  7. Hunter Hill Vineyard & Winery
  8. Muns Vineyard
  9. Silver Mountain Vineyards
  10. Naumann Vineyards
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Climate Profile


Elevation2654.97 ft.1453.38 ft.389.92 ft.
Solar Raditation: 148368.99 WH/m2

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days2837.1
Huglin Index2031.8
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1585.31

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FMed °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season75.463.2516.1
Wine Region statistics for Santa Cruz Mountains are calculated by averaging over all vineyards currently entered on Everyvine within the region.

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