Archive for the Tag 'Santa Cruz'

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Santa Cruz Mountains Terroir from Expert Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 1

It doesn’t get much better than sitting with someone trained in terroir and viticulture, and Dr. Mark Greenspan, of Advanced Viticulture, is as good as it gets.

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Santa Cruz Mountains ~ Terroir from Expert Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 2

Image via Wikipedia My earlier post was Part 1 with Dr. Mark Greenspan, of Advanced Viticulture, about the Santa Cruz Mountains. Today is the rest of my interview with this world renowned expert in Climatology. [Q] Can you define the Santa Cruz Mountains? [A] It can be defined with varieties: Two sides of the mountain… […]

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Santa Cruz Mountains ~ Terroir from Expert Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 1

I didn’t know much about the Santa Cruz Mountains, until I interviewed Mark Greenspan. It doesn’t get much better than sitting with someone trained in terroir and viticulture, and Dr. Mark Greenspan, of Advanced Viticulture, is as good as it gets. I wanted to learn about the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA because I attended the […]

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Wednesdays on California’s Central Coast

The Central Coast of California is very laid back… think Santa Cruz and its granola element, Monterey and its golf courses, and Carmel with its artistic community. Nothing hurries, and unlike other viticultural areas, it’s not a “wine on steroids” destination. Wine lists in high end restaurants are bare in comparison to the North Coast. […]

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Santa Cruz Mountains AVA ~ Terroir from an Expert ~ Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 1

Santa Cruz Mountains AVA ~ Terroir from an Expert ~ Dr. Mark Greenspan… It doesn’t get much better than sitting with someone trained in viticulture, and Dr. Mark Greenspan, of Advanced Viticulture, is as good as it gets. I wanted to learn about the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA because I attended the World Of Pinot […]

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Santa Cruz Mountains AVA was a Highlight at the World of Pinot Noir

The World of Pinot Noir was an extraordinary event, and continues to linger as a great memory highlight. The location is perpetually hosted at The Cliffs Resort, dramatically situated 100 feet above the Pacific Ocean in Shell Beach, California. The views were gorgeously coastal against rich blue skies with bright white clouds and salty Pacific […]