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Its a Whale of a Good Time

There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember! ┬áCome out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
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Santa Cruz County and the Monterey Bay Area feature a rich abundance of fine artisanal food and drink, in addition to a plethora of gourmet festivals and experiences listed below:

Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrower’s Association – Comprehensive list of our Appellation’s Finest!

Farmer’s Markets – Every day a different site, always lovely, lively, and good for you!

Richard Donnelly Fine Chocolates – World-famous hand-made chocolate truffles and more

Outstanding in the Field Farm Dinners – Chef dinners with local winemakers on organic farms

Parker-Lusseau French Pastries – Exquisitely delicious savory and sweet treats

Gilroy Garlic Festival – The granddaddy of Food Festivals

TomatoFest – World’s biggest Heirloom Tomato Extravaganza

Masters of Food & Wine, Carmel Highlands – Annual gathering of world-renowned chefs and winemakers

Cucina Mugnaini – Wood fired oven cooking classes