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A month of Wine Tasting for the price of a weekend

Tasting wine is supposed to be just that, tasting. Not seeing how many places you can hit and how fast you can move on to the next one until you drop. That is why we believe that the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Month long Passport is a brilliant idea! Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Mountain Range sits the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley ~ one of the oldest regions in California. Oh and as we have discovered, produce spectacular wine. While trying to get a handle on the *Wineries of Santa Clara Valley* region we discovered that while the numbers seemed like just a few trips would be needed, the experience did not allow for that to happen. Basically this is going to

Santa Clara, a wine tasting secret

Wine tasting in Santa Clara Valley? Yes, you read that correctly. One of the best kept wine tasting secrets we know of. Ok, so we didn't know much of it really till recently, but now we do and you should too! Just south of San Jose and situated in an area that is bordered on one side by the Santa Cruz Mountains and on the other by the Diablo Range, Santa Clara Valley has a very Mediterranean climate that lends itself perfectly to the craft that is viticulture. The area is probably better known for the Gilroy Outlet Malls. The grape vines in the AVA love the temperature difference that occurs with warm days and cool to cold evenings. This area has the type of climate and topography, that with

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