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Tasting Room Hours
Thursdays from 5 - 9 pm
Fridays from 3 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays from 12 - 5 pm
Sundays from 12 - 5 pm
Well-behaved dogs and children are welcome! You may also bring outside food or non-alcoholic drinks. Outside alcoholic drinks are not allowed. Whenever the tasting room is open food will be available from local vendors or pizza delivery.
A note about events:
Tasting by the pour will not be available; however, you may still enjoy wine by the glass, by the bottle, or tastings via 4 oz. taster bottles.
Please know that all tastings and music performances are outdoors on our patio and will be cancelled or rescheduled if it rains. We have umbrellas and propane heaters to handle sunny and cool weather conditions. Please check this page and/or Facebook or Instagram for notices of rain events.
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Trivia with Michael Gaither
KPIG Radio DJ, Michael Gaither, brings JEOPARDY! level trivia entertainment to your favorite local winery. He always brings in thoughtful trivia prompts to give your brain muscles a work out. We'll be pouring our tasty wines, and Corralitos Pizza is on call for deliveries! Bring your team and win prizes!
TRIVIA IS NOW STARTING AT THE LATER TIME OF 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 26
Nick Danger and the Lava Lounge
Rock, Americana, John Prine, Warren Zevon and Jimmy Buffet
It's time for another unauthorized Watsonville High School Class of 78-80 Reunion. And perfect timing too..2 days after Thanksgiving. Call a couple of buds or girls you haven't seen since the last one.
"Hometown musicians have come together to form ""Nick Danger and The Lava Lounge,"" the band features a ""fab five"" of alumni from Watsonville High 1978-1980.
Nick Alaga, Shep Kett and Doug Pohorski are all from the Class of 80, John Rosewall 79, and Skip Esch 78, they are former members of The Dwellers, Nocturnal, and Teaser.
Their style of music has changed over the years. These days they are more focused on Americana/Folk, including some Jimmy Buffet, John Prine, Warren Zevon, and others. You’ll also enjoy some story telling and original songs of the sea, brothers in arms, life and love…and maybe some old favorites from their early days…"
Sunday, November 27
Alex Lucero and Live Again - $5 Cover
Soul, Funk, and Motown
Alex Lucero might have grown up in “The Cowboy Capitol of The World”, but don’t let that fool you. Despite being brought up in a very “country” esque environment in small town Oakdale, Ca, Alex actually grew up listening almost exclusively to the soulful music of the 60’s & 70’s. Artists such as, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison and Stevie Wonder have played a huge part of his musical influences and overall feel. Alex Lucero & The Live Again Band have received incredible response across Northern California being played regularly on multiple radio stations and on permanent rotation on the well known KPIG 107 “oink” 5. With the steamrolling effect of success in late 2019 and 2020 (pre-pandemic), Alex and Band plan to continue their touring across California promoting their brand new album entitled “Opportunity”.
Saturday, December 3
Sasha's Money is a hot, new covers band from Santa Cruz, CA. The band formed in 2014 with Michelle (Sasha) Kraft (lead vocals, percussion), Mike Kelly (bass, lead vocals), Bill McBride (guitar), and Randy Solomon (drums) and started playing an eclectic mix of great dance songs ranging across several decades (from The Police and Sublime to Elle King and No Doubt.) The band was joined by legendary local guitarist, Johnny McCullough, in 2016 and immediately solidified the band with his multi-band experience from the early 80’s (The Batteries) through the turn of the century (The Spell, Roomshakers.) In October 2016, Sasha’s Money had the honor of opening for James Durbin at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Inspired by the music of Amy Winehouse, The Pretenders, and Blondie, Sasha’s Money will get everyone out to the dance floor and leave wanting more.
Friday December 16
5 Mile Minx Holidayy Cabaret
They're back...your favorite FBDC dancing gals with a Christmas themed cabaret show. Plus we'll have Santa. 21 and over, sorry no kids. $10 Cover goes 100% to FBDC. Make your reservations now at bit.ly/evwevents. We will have special seating for this show so please don't request tables based on our standard seating. Thanks.