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February 2019

Rhys Vineyards Dinner

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Soif Wine Bar & Merchants, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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We are thrilled to welcome Eric Sothern, sales director of Rhys Vineyards, for a special dinner Thursday, February 21st! Upon graduating from Cornell University, Eric worked in San Francisco’s vibrant restaurant industry for several years before following the call to work in the wine industry. A former trade sales director for Robert Sinskey Vineyards and the Bespoke Collection, Eric now directs trade business for Rhys Vineyards. Eric holds a diploma with merit from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)…

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March 2019

Coastal Wines with Anthony Lynch

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Soif Wine Bar & Merchants, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Soif Wine Bar & Merchants welcomes Anthony Lynch, of Kermit Lynch.  Join your friends at Soif Wednesday, March 6th for a guided tasting of the following selected “Coastal Wines” from the Kermit Lynch portfolio: 2017 Punta Crena Colline Savonesi Lumassina 2017 Leccia Ile de Beauté Rosé 2016 La Marca di San Michele Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva Passolento 2017 Vigna Rada Cannonau di Sardegna "Riviera" 2017 Vigneti Vecchio Etna Rosso "Sciare Vive" 2016 Masseria del Pino Etna Rosso…

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The Withers Tasting

March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Soif Wine Bar & Merchants, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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We are delighted to welcome Andrew Tow, founder of The Withers, to Soif! Join us Thursday, March 7th, for a guided tasting of The Withers wines. The Withers is a new project focusing on high elevation, cool climate sites that yield exceptional, nuanced and balanced red and rose wines drawing from Rhone varietals grown in the Sierra Foothills and Mendocino County, as well as Pinot Noir grown in the Anderson and Green Valleys and the Sonoma Coast. The Withers was…

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Small Bites from Around the World

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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The Downtown Senior Center presents "Small Bites from Around the World." Travel with your taste buds around the world experiencing local vendors representing a wide range of international cuisine. This free event is for area seniors, 60+.

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Friuli Italian Wines Tasting

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Soif Wine Bar & Merchants, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Join us Friday, March 29th for a special tasting with Alex Corazza, CEO of Friuli Italian Wines! Originally from Codroipo in Friuli, Alex now imports, distributes, and retails the wines of his homeland throughout the state of California. We will be pouring the following selections from his portfolio: 2017 Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato - Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy $22 NV Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato - Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy $68 2009 Moschioni Pignolo - Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy $83 2012…

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DIYine: A Celebration of Homebrewing

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, 705 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bubbling away under stairways, in closets, or in forsaken corners of the garage, all across the county an ancient tradition lives on: that sacred collaboration between man and microbe that converts sugars into alcohol. On Saturday, March 30th, the Bike Church is hosting an event celebrating this wondrous art. We are pleased to announce the seventh annual DIYine (pronounced “D I Wine”), a tasting event featuring samples of homemade fruit wines, beers, mead, and soft drinks. The event will be…

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April 2019

La Osa Wines

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Soif Wine Bar & Merchants, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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We are thrilled to welcome Noelia de Paz, winemaker and founder of La Osa wines, to Soif! After ten years of working at her family’s winery, Bodegas Tampesta, Noelia decided to branch out and start her own project. With the focus of creating expressive, small production, wines from her native DO Tierra de León, Noelia began La Osa in 2015. The list of wines being poured for the event will be posted here soon! The tasting will take place from…

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Champagne Pol Roger Tasting

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Soif Wine Bar & Merchants, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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We are thrilled to welcome Pierre-Samuel Rayne, Sales and Marketing Director for Champagne Pol Roger, to Soif! Join us Friday, April 12th for a guided tasting of one of Champagne’s most renowned producers. Founded in 1849, the name “Pol Roger” has been associated with high quality champagne for over a century. At each level of the winemaking process, extreme care is taken to produce the finest quality Champagne. Further information on the history and wine making practices of Champagne Pol…

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The Poor Carters at the Pono Bar and Grill

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pono Hawaiian Grill, 120 Union St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Come on down and join The Poor Carters at the Pono Hawaiian Bar and Grill...great food, full bar... amazing food... well priced... and our string band kicking it up. 7:30pm to 10:30pm Saturday April 27th.

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May 2019

I Cacciagalli & Cascina Val del Prete Tasting

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Soif, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Join us at Soif on Monday, May 6th for a special tasting of organic and biodynamic Italian wines. We will be featuring wines from two producers, I Cacciagalli in Campania and Cascina Val del Prete in Piedmont I Cacciagalli: Located at the foot of a spectacular, inactive volcano, this region is known to produce exceptional products from its fertile terrain. Owners Diana and Mario were brought together not only through their love of wine, but also their love of the…

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Master Class: Rhône Varieties with Randall Grahm

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Soif, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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We are thrilled to announce a new series of Master Class wine tastings at Soif! Each tasting will be lead by a different “Master” of wine - someone with an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience in their given area of the wine industry. Our debut class will be lead by Randall Grahm, founder and winemaker of Bonny Doon Vineyard. Randall, aka the “The Rhône Ranger,” will be providing us with an in-depth look at Rhône grape varieties. He will…

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Lupulo 5th Anniversary Party

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lupulo Craft Beer House, 233 Cathcart Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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¡CINCO AÑOS! It’s hard to believe but it has been 5 years since we opened our doors! We are humbled by the exponential love that has been shown to our little place over the course of these years and so deeply proud to see how Lúpulo has become the place we dreamed it would be. To commemorate this event and the wonderful community that surrounds it we are throwing a big shindig filled with live music, special beers and food,…

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3rd Annual Fish Tales: A Live Storytelling Event

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Food Lounge, 1001 Center Street #1
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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The Santa Cruz-Monterey Bay chapter of the American Fisheries Society, together with the national literary mag Potluck Magazine, are throwing the third annual Fish Tales: A Live Storytelling Event. The night will feature local writers, artists, and storytellers at Food Lounge in downtown Santa Cruz, with local sustainable seafood, food trucks, beer and wine, and a series of stellar short stories -- and the theme, of course: fish! Please RSVP below. $5 suggested donation at the door. Food and drinks…

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Fundraiser for Monarch Community Elementary School at Kianti’s

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kianti’s Pizza and Pasta Bar, 1100 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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5/8/19 from 5-9pm at Kianti's. Kianti's Pizza & Pasta Bar & Monarch Community Elementary School cordially invite you to attend a fundraiser. Present this flyer and Kianti's Pizza & Pasta Bar will donate 20% of your entire check to Monarch Community Elementary School. (Includes dine-in and take-out. Excludes online orders and deliveries). Must present flyer for donation (hard copy or smart phone).

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Singer Songwriter Showcase

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Food Lounge, 1001 Center St, Ste 1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Bob Carter’s Singer Songwriter Showcase at Food Lounge on the SECOND Thursday every month! *NOTE : NO showcase on Thursday Feb 14th, see you in March...* All ages welcome. Come out, enjoy music, light food, and sip on local artisan brews from our craft bar.

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Mother’s Day Special at Kianti’s

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kianti’s Pizza and Pasta Bar, 1100 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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Mother's Day Special 5/12/19 from 11am - 2pm during brunch. Receive a bottomless mimosa with the purchase of a brunch entree. All mothers 21+. Make your reservations today. See more details at kiantis.com/events  

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Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk – Spring

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Soif, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Taste great wines, many from the Santa Cruz Mountains, and right here in the heart of the Central Coast as we present the Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk, Spring 2019 edition! Enjoy tastings while strolling through some of your favorite Downtown Santa Cruz shops. Check in at Registration for your pass, your glass, and a map of the pouring locations, then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. This walking event will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019 from…

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Benevolent Neglect Tasting

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Soif, 105 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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We are thrilled to welcome winemaker Matthew Nagy of Benevolent Neglect wines to Soif! Benevolent Neglect is the product of two winemaking friends, Matthew Nagy and Ben Brenner. Matt and Ben make small-production, minimal intervention wines using grapes sourced from several sustainably farmed vineyards in Northern California. A little bit about Matt (in his own words): “I fell into the wine industry, like a lot of other, by chance. I went to school at the University of South Carolina where…

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