Discover California’s Untapped Wine Destination – the Santa Cruz Mountains

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay features a ‘Fire and Wine Experience’ package that includes a bottle of wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains region

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay — the iconic oceanfront resort overlooking 50 miles of Northern California coastline — invites travelers and wine lovers alike to experience the best of California harvest season with distinct offerings that showcase the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountain wine region.

From sipping a glass of wine around the fire pit on the resort’s Ocean Terrace during Sunset Hour, to exclusive wine tastings with expert sommeliers, and immersive overnight packages – including private tastings at one of the most acclaimed wineries in the country – The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers endless opportunities to embrace wine country on the coast.

While Napa and Sonoma are well-known California wine hotspots, the Santa Cruz Mountain wine region – situated between San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and Silicon Valley – is home to more than 70 wineries and produces some of the finest wines in the world. With award-winning Cabernets, Pinot Noirs, and Chardonnays that consistently rank on par with its Napa and Sonoma counterparts, this “wine country on the coast” is a hidden gem that has been deemed by many as the next hottest wine destination in California.

This harvest season is the perfect time to escape to the coast, and guests who stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay can experience the most celebrated wines of the Santa Cruz Mountain wine region with the resort’s exceptional wine program and carefully curated packages.

Offerings include:

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