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Bouquets on the Bay

Article by Carolyn Jung 06.30.2016 Photographed by Erin Kunkel

1. Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards

At Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the soil and climate play starring roles in the intense final products. The winery, and its vistas, attracts visitors from around the globe.

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2. Ridge Vineyards

The velvet hummocks of Ridge Vineyards’ Santa Cruz Mountains home, whose native vines yield small yet sensational crops.

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3. Bonny Doon Vineyard

Harvest time at Bonny Doon Vineyard in Davenport, on Highway 1 about 10 miles north of Santa Cruz. The winery is the brainchild of founder Randall Grahm, known for championing esoteric Rhône varietals for a distinctive tasting experience.

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4. Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Co.

The ultimate wine country lunch, as served at Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Co.: cheese, olives, charcuterie and a glass of something smooth and local. The well-appointed boutique offers stylish gift baskets and rare cheeses alongside floor-to-ceiling bottles and a popular tasting room.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

As you sip a glass of wine at check-in to the rhythm of the Pacific waves crashing below, it becomes clear that The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay has perfected the art of the West Coast welcome. Just 23 miles south of San Francisco, here the golf is award-winning, the Segway tours are exhilarating and s’mores around the fire pit are possibly life-changing.

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