The 2017 vintage is off to a good start. Budbreak started early/mid March (later at higher elevations); bloom late May/early June. The Santa Cruz Mountains experienced a very wet winter with an incredible amount of rainfall – as much as 100″ and more in many locations. This has meant attention to floor management and weed control; and now, canopy management with healthy vine vigor. Fruit has set and crop loads look better than last year.
Next Meeting TBA
See recent meetings on the Meetings page here.
Membership dues are only $50 annually and are due at the beginning of the year. Membership is open to those sharing an interest in viticulture in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Please download the Membership Application from the Membership page here (and please include the form with renewals in order to convey any changes).
To serve the common interests of all Santa Cruz Mountains appellation winegrape producers, and to enhance the quality, profitability and reputation of winegrape production in the appellation through promotion and education.
President: Mary Lindsay
Vice President: Ken Swegles
Secretary: June Salsbury
Treasurer: Rick Clarke