Tasting wines is rugged, grueling work. But I don’t mind. Especially when it involves dozenspinot.jpg of the Santa Cruz Mountains increasingly notable pinot noirs, and especially in the company of the winemakers themselves. (Jim Schultze of Windy Oaks considers the second flight.)

From what I tasted yesterday up at the atmospheric Burrell School Vineyards schoolhouse, the upcoming Pinot Paradise Grand Cruz tasting event will be something to remember. You owe it to yourself to come and sample wines that just get better, and exhibit more finesse and consistency with each year.

Pinot Paradise Grand Cruz TastingMarch 29
Villa Ragusa, in downtown Campbell, 2-5pm.
$55 in advance / $65 at the door.

For details, check the SCMWA website — but definitely plan to be there!