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Pelican Ranch Winery

402 Ingalls Street #21
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tasting:   Open Friday to Sunday 12 to 5pm
$5 tasting fee, credited with purchase
Purchases of 6 to 11 bottles: 10% off. Case: 15% off.
  Informal Tours
Price Range:   $15 to $45 per bottle
Established:   1997
  1000 cases

Pelican Ranch Winery Description

After enjoying a stroll along the boardwalk and soaking up the rays in downtown Santa Cruz, take a venture a bit farther north to a quaint commercial center where you can enjoy the wines of the Pelican Ranch Winery. The winery is small, family owned and operated and specializes in Rhone and Burgundy style wines produced from grapes purchased from various vineyards throughout the state of California. 

The tasting room is quaint and welcoming and a small wooden tasting bar and the friendly staff draw you in to enjoy all that Pelican Ranch Winery has to offer. When visiting the winery, you just might run into Phil, the winemaker and proprietor of the winery. 

Phil is a professor of chemistry at the University of California at Santa Cruz's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and has a skill for explaining the chemistry behind the making of wine. He clearly enjoys making wine, and delights in showing you the tools he uses to create each of the wines that Pelican Ranch Winery has to offer. All of the tools of his trade are directly behind the tasting bar, and the winery staff happily offers informal tours of the facility, all you have to do is ask!



Pelican Ranch Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Family Run
Casual & Relaxed
Storefront only
Pinot Noir
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Better than the Beach!
winegirl, Lake Forest
Really enjoyed talking to the wine maker and learning a thing or two about the chemistry of wine. Definitely a place not to miss on your next trip to Santa Cruz.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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