Santa Cruz Mountains Wines Featured at Shadowbrook Restaurant
Santa Cruz Mountains | CA
In an effort to promote wines produced in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Capitola's landmark Shadowbrook Restaurant will be offering Winemaker Wednesdays, featuring half-price wines from the appellation beginning October and running through the end of April.
Each week Shadowbrook will be featuring two to four wines from a Santa Cruz Mountains winery, offered by the bottle or glass. Wednesdays, beginning at 5p.m. a representative of that week's winery will offer tastings and information from a table set up in the restaurant's Rockroom Lounge.
That night all wines from the week's winery, whether ordered in the bar or dining room, by the glass or bottle, will be 50 percent off the regular price. Featured wines will also be available in flights (about 2.5 oz, also half-price), accompanied by complimentary appetizer.
"This is a great way to promote the growing number of fine wines being produced in the area," said Shadowbrook owner Ted Burke. "With 70 wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, it's impossible for us to stock them all permanently. This promotion will give wineries and winemakers an opportunity to reach a larger audience and gain new followers, while providing Shadowbrook's patrons with quality local wines, many of which are medal winners in state, national and international competitions. I also believe locals will find it a welcome alternative to the typical $100-per-person winemaker dinner."
The promotion is being done in concert with the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, and Burke said interest from wineries has been strong and enthusiastic. To ensure that customers get the best possible information, wineries are required to have their Wednesday table staffed by the owner, winemaker or an equally informed individual. They are also asked to provide informational materials so the Shadowbrook wait staff can be knowledgeable about the wines.
For additional information on the schedule, call 831/685-8463 or visit the web site at www.scmwa.com.