With 300 days of sunshine, it’s no wonder outdoor patios abound in the Santa Cruz area. From beachfront decks to secret garden patios, the following open-air spots allow you and your four-legged dining companions to soak up plenty of scenery and summer sun.
Savannah-Chanelle Winery Santa Cruz Mountains wineries - pinot noir. Perched in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards feels more rural than its Saratoga address suggests. Guests can explore a stream-fed redwood grove, sip estate wines in a 105-year-old barn, and picnic at hilltop tables with a view of Silicon Valley and San Jose. 23600 Congress Springs Rd., Saratoga, (408) 741-2934
The Vine Hill Winery tasting room on Ingalls Street in Santa Cruz. Wine tasting in the Santa Cruz area can be found away from the actual vineyards at such places as Bonny Doon, Storrs Winery, Vine Hill and MJA Vineyards. Photo: Brant Ward, The Chronicle