By Jessica Yadegaran
Monday, August 17th, 2009 at 2:29 pm in Corkheads.
When we arrived in Los Gatos this past Saturday, the Lockheed fire was only five percent contained; but we still managed to slog up the Santa Cruz Mountains and carve our own little tasting path in this rugged AVA.
I’ll save the juicy details for my cover story on the subject, which comes out Aug. 26 in Food & Wine. But some tasting rooms to put on your radar: Burrell School (for the wines and the student in us all), Loma Prieta (for the view, and Pinotage!), Silver Mountain (for the greenest of green properties) and Sonnet (for some of the country’s best Pinot Noir).
Stay the night in Santa Cruz, like we did, and eat at Aquarius restaurant. You will not be sorry.