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Vino Prima Wine Bar

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Address: 55-B Municipal Wahrf, Santa Cruz, CA
Phone Number: (831) 426-0750
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2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Wine, views, and friendly hosts

At an upstairs venue on the Santa Cruz Wharf, Vino Prima is easy to overlook. Don't. They offer wine tasting from many of the fine wineries of the Central Coast, Santa Cruz... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Ben Lomond, California
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Ben Lomond, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

At an upstairs venue on the Santa Cruz Wharf, Vino Prima is easy to overlook. Don't. They offer wine tasting from many of the fine wineries of the Central Coast, Santa Cruz Mountains, and Monterey regions in a relaxed atmosphere above the fray on the boardwalk below. Windows afford a view over the Beach Boardwalk and south toward Capitola. A... More 

Thank JamzRocks
Greenfield MA
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This wine bar is on the second floor above the ice cream place on the Boardwalk. We were there in late March, but I imagine at the height of the summer season it would be lovely to sit up there and enjoy a lovely glass of wine. The owner is really knowledgeable about CA wines. He also carries some local... More 

Thank DrSharonGreenfieldMA
Dos Palos
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Love this spot on the wharf! My husband and I enjoy the selections, while our daughter enjoys ice cream and watching the ocean. For us to enjoy a glass, takes about the same time for her to get her fill of alone time (they don't let children in). The owners are knowledgeable of their products. We always end up buying... More 

Thank AnnaMoC
Santa Fe, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We were here in Oct last year and found this cool place to relax and enjoy ourselves .The staff and the patrons were very nice .

Thank Barry F
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wandered down here one night and stopped in for a glass of wine. The ambience was nice, nothing special, but boy did I get a big surprise when I got the check as I was paying $14 a glass for mediocre wine. Not worth it all.

Thank 795WilliamS795
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great place that seems local even though it's on the wharf. Staff was very nice and generous when pouring taste samples if you weren't sure what wine you wanted (they carry a nice selection and an option to purchase closed bottles). The customers around us were friendly (even met some good locals who gave us suggestions). The day room has... More 

Thank cchamp1
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Based on the one review we found before visiting Santa Cruz, we sought out this place to enjoy a nice glass of wine during out trip. This is what we were looking for, a nice relaxing place to enjoy a good glass of wine. We actually went two days in a row. The first afternoon, we each enjoyed a flight... More 

Thank us3inthesun
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115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Found this place at the end of the Santa Cruz pier with great views of the harbour. Enjoy a couple of flights of wine and a combination cheese and meat plate of local product while relaxing on a comfortable couch overlooking the bay. Sommalier was very friendly and knowledgeable about the wines.

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