Wine and dine in Santa Cruz with 12 restaurants & wineries at outdoor benefit

Wine from Surf City Vintners

Surf City Vintners is joining with Second Harvest Food Bank and a dozen local restaurants and food vendors for a party in Westside Santa Cruz on Saturday night. The second annual “Sunset at Surf City Vintners/Food & Wine Faire” benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. The goal is to raise enough funds for 9,600 meals for kids in Santa Cruz County who aren’t getting enough regular meals while they are out of school this summer.

It’s actually a two-night event: the first Food & Wine Faire is Saturday July 14 and the second one is being held August 18. Both are from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the parking lot near Copious Winery & Equinox at 427 Swift Street. Organizers refer to the event as a “dinner market…urban picnic…and community banquet.” See for more information.

The wineries of Surf City Vintners (see list below) will be selling wine, and restaurants/food vendors will each sell their own dishes. There is no separate entry fee; you just pay for the specific foods and/or drinks you select. Choose food from sellers like Stagnaro’s, Uncle Ro’s Pizza, Café Iveta, Akira Sushi, Conscious Creations, Bruno’s BBQ and True Olive Connection. There will also be an oyster bar from H&H Fresh Fish (read more on H&H in my article). The restaurant Thai Orchid will participate on August 18, but not July 14.

Attendees are encouraged to “go sustainable” and bring their own plates, utensils, and wine glasses. The Cabrillo Jazz All Stars are providing live music.

Surf City Wineries

Bonny Doon Vineyard
Equinox Champagne
Rexford (formerly Hillcrest Terrace)
Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard/Quinta Cruz
Silver Mountain
Sones Cellars
Trout Gulch
Vino Tabi

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