And that would be the new, cavernous Bonny Doon Vineyard tasting room, aka The Cellar Door, open daily until 5:30pm. It’s architecturally sexy, flaunting its biodynamic Weltanschauung by means of such flourishes as a spiralling multi-tiered waterfall swirling out of a cow’s horn (one of the major instruments of ritual used in biodynamic preparation.)
Your $7 will get you copious tastes of BD’s latest oeno-wonders, poured and articulated by a skilled tasting crew. The cafe, with menu designed by chef Sean Baker (of Gabriella), has fired up its ovens for a chic little selection of small plates â€” sophisticated foods to accompany deeply interesting wines. The cafe serves sensuous foods paired with wines, from 11-5:30 Thursday through Sunday.
Get on over to the new tasting room, and welcome the dooning of yet more action at the exciting corner of Swift & Ingalls, on Santa Cruz’ Westside.