Join us in the heart of Aptos village for an exciting afternoon of wine tasting and holiday shopping at the makers market! Discover local Santa Cruz Mountains wineries, while strolling through Aptos Village businesses. The Aptos Wine Wander is a partnership with the Capitola-Aptos Rotary, Wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Aptos Village Businesses.
Tickets are $45 in advance. $50 day of.
Big Basin Vineyards
Doon to Earth
El Vaquero Winery
Kings Mountain Vineyards
Lester Estate Wines
Sandar & Hem
Sante Arcangeli Family Wines
Silver Mountain Vineyards
Windy Oaks Estate Vineyards & Winery
Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery
Caroline’s Thrift Shop
Magnolia Fine Gifts & Gallery
New Leaf Community Market
Pelican House Swimwear
Penny Ice Creamery
Sarah’s European Skin Care
Bee Happy Today
Fiddlebug Leather Goods
Scout and Sea
The Lilypad Project
Includes wine glass and wrist band and map of all the tasting locations.
Check-in for the event will open at 12:45 pm (event begins at 1:00pm). Check-in location will be at: Aptos Village Green. Please bring your ticket confirmation and ID. We will check ID for ALL attendees. Upon check-in you will receive a wristband, wine glass and a map to all of the tasting sites.
Please taste responsibly …
A typical tasting includes a single one ounce pour of wine.
Limit the number of wine you taste to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone.
Plan to come with a full stomach. Food will be available but only as small bites or tastes.
We encourage you to come down early to have lunch at one of our fantastic restaurants.
Parking is limited in the village. Please consider taking a yellow cab or Uber or Lyft to the event instead of driving. If you do drive to the event please note that no ticket is needed for designated drivers accompanying you who will not be tasting.
If it’s a Wine Walk why can’t I walk around outside business with my glass full ?
ABC regulations prohibit walking between tasting sites with any wine in your glass. Thank you for either pouring out or consuming at each tasting site before strolling on to the next site!
Can I bring my baby or dog?
Sure, you can bring your baby to the wine walk. Please just be cautious with strollers as many of the businesses participating as tasting sites are somewhat small. Service animals are always allowed, however pets are not allowed in any establishment serving food.
Does my friend who will not be drinking need a ticket?
No, anyone tagging along who will not be tasting wine does not need a ticket.
No Refunds will be given. Event will proceed rain or shine.