From Grape To Glass YouTube video, Visit Santa Cruz County, www.visitsantacruz.org
A Sparkling Pinot Noir by Josie Cowden Good Times Magazine
Good Times Magazine reader poll votes Alfaro Family Vineyards "Best Winery 2016" for the fourth year!
Three Great Wine Tasting Spots-- and Lunch! by Mary Orlin, San Jose Mercury News
Register-Pajaronian newspaper - Best Local Winery 2016
Grapelive.com "Wine of the Day" - Alfaro Family Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
Richard Alfaro's Exotic Expansion by Christina Waters, Good Times Magazine
Little Pocket of Paradise by Laura Ness, VINO Magazine
California Wine Of The Week by Stacey Vreeken, Monterey Herald and Santa Cruz Sentinel
Good Times Magazine reader poll votes Alfaro Family Vineyards "Best Winery 2014" for the third year in a row!
Organic Farming - A Santa Cruz Mainstay
by Maria Gaura, San Francisco Chronicle
Top 100 Wines of 2013
by Jon Bonne', San Francisco Chronicle - see page 7 - Pinot Noir
Crushing on Corralitos by Deborah Luhrman, Edible Monterey Bay Magazine
Chardonnay In Balance by Mary Orlin, Huff Post
Pinot Noir Keeps Its Cool In Santa Cruz by Jon Bonne', San Francisco Chronicle
, by David Furer
Sipping Sustainably by Justine DaCosta, Ag Almanac Santa Cruz Sentinel
Pinot Paydirt In The Santa Cruz Mountains by Stephen Eliot, Connoisseurs' Guide To California Wines
Grapelive.com "Wine of the Day" - Alfaro "Lindsay Paige Vineyard" Estate Chardonnay
Grapelive.com "Wine of the Day" - Alfaro "La Playita Vineyard" Estate Gruner Veltliner
Good Times Magazine reader's poll votes Alfaro Family Vineyards "Best Winery 2013" for the second year in a row!
American Wine Society Wine Journal names 2010 Alfaro "A" Estate Pinot Noir one of
"21 Wines To Watch" Spring 2013
, page 18
Mary Kay Alfaro, Certified Sommelier by June Smith
Cruzin' The Pinot Trail: Pinot Paradise in the Santa Cruz Mountains by Rusty Gaffney
Travel Channel's Baggage Battles TV show: air date January 23, 2013 featuring Richard Alfaro as a guest appraiser of rare wine. Shot on location at the winery. 15 minutes of fame!
Top 100 Wines of 2012 by Jon Bonne', San Francisco Chronicle
Alfaro Ranks in 2012 Top 100 Wines by June Smith, Examiner.com
Local Wines Score High on 'Chronicle' List by Christina Waters, Santa Cruz Weekly
Traipsing the Corralitos Wine Trail by Laurie Daniel, San Jose Mercury News
The People's Republic of Alfaro by R.H. Drexel, Loam Baby Magazine
Ten Local Wines To Try This Season by Josie Cowden, Goodtimes Magazine
Planning a Local Sip Trip by Stacey Vreeken, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Sommelier Journal Harvest Report by Randy Caparoso
Alfaro Makes Wines Fun, Fruity or Serious by Stacey Vreeken, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Good Times Magazine Readers' Poll votes Alfaro Family Vineyards "Best Local Winery 2012"
Santa Cruz Pinot Noir: The Chronicle Recommends by Jon Bonne', San Francisco Chronicle
Just Outside Santa Cruz, a Quiet Vineyard Revival by Jon Bonne', San Francisco Chronicle
The Corralitos Wine Trail by Josh Sens. AAA's Via Magazine tells that "a secret trail through the Santa Cruz Mountains winds past four family-owned wineries".
Alfaro Family Vineyards by Jeff Kordik
Behind The Bar by Jeff Kordik
The Crush by Jeff Kordik
Cruzin' The Santa Cruz Mountains by Rusty Gaffney. The "Prince of Pinot" takes a whirlwind tour of our appellation - and pays our tasting room a visit!
Winemakers in the Kitchen by Stacey Vreeken, Santa Cruz Sentinel. Winemaker Richard is also known locally as an excellent chef; in this article he shares his Corralitos Beef Bourguignon recipe - a crowd pleaser!
Sample a Taste of Corralitos on the Wine Trail by Stacey Vreeken, Santa Cruz Sentinel. Richard & Mary Kay Alfaro discuss the Corralitos area and the importance of "hammock time".
Pinot Paradise by Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile. Excellent article outlining this event, which isolated the various sub-regions of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. Almost half of the outstanding wines reviewed came from the Corralitos/Pleasant Valley sub-region - ours included!
Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery is now on the cutting edge; our newly planted Gruner Veltliner vineyard - one of only a handful in California to feature this popular Austrian grape varietal - has attracted media attention. Read all about it in The Launch of the Veltliner by Christina Waters, Metro Santa Cruz magazine.
High Country Syrah by David Darlington, Wine & Spirits Magazine.
No on-line version, but contact wineandspiritsmagazine.com to get your back-issue. This article, featured in their issue titled "Year's Best Syrah - 94 Greats from Around The World" showcased our 2005 Estate Syrah - it bowled over the writer, who called it "rich, meaty, smoky and stony, a mouthful of fruit with a mineral murmur."
Magic In The Wines From Corralitos by Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile.
The "Prince of Pinot" wrote an in-depth article about our special spot in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation, and said "Richard has a wealth of information about Corralitos and a visit to this area would not be complete without meeting him and experiencing his passion and energy that he possesses for winegrowing."
One Wild Ride: Exploring Santa Cruz's Wine Country by Charlie Schroeder,
Los Angeles Times. Meet the winemakers - the ups and downs of an 8 hour tour around Santa Cruz's back country.
Fermenting Change by Steven Billings, MetroActive Magazine.
Can a new generation of growers and wineries put Southern Santa Cruz county on the map?
Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery
420 Hames Road
Corralitos, CA 95076