While many of our wineries are open they will need some time to transition to the new COVID requirements, which will impact the number of passport holders they can host at a time. While we can't wait to welcome our passport holders, we do have a few new requirements to make your tasting fun and safe for all involved.
Passports are valid any day a winery is open and wineries will accommodate passport holders on a restricted basis. Please visit our
COVID Hours page
on our website for the most up to date winery hours and openings.
Participating wineries that are open are allowing passport holders to visit as best they can. Due to new restrictions wineries are letting a limited number of passport holders join on any given day they are open depending on the wineries capacity.
make an advance reservation and let the winery know you have a passport at the time of your reservation. If you do not make a reservation you may be turned away due to capacity or your passport may not be honored if you don't notify the winery prior to your visit.
Wineries may not be able to offer the traditional passport type tasting flight. In some cases they are offering a glass of wine or a simple tasting.
We know that the passport program is tricky right now. We are doing our best given these new restrictions and wineries are assisting in trying to maintain the integrity of the passport program to the best of their ability during this difficult time.
We appreciate your patience while we navigate this “new normal”.
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association