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Santa Cruz

Vino Prima Wine Bar

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Amazing views and spectacular wine!

We stumbled onto this place on a short visit to Santa Cruz. Wow!!! Amanda was amazing host, and the... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2019
College Station, Texas
via mobile
Taste the very best with a view!!

If you want to taste a great cross section of fine wines and be able to have any question answered... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2019
Mark H
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Apr 30, 2019
“Amazing views and spectacular wine!”
Apr 9, 2019
“Taste the very best with a view!!”
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Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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55 Municipal Wharf Ste B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5463
+1 831-426-0750
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Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

We stumbled onto this place on a short visit to Santa Cruz. Wow!!! Amanda was amazing host, and the wine and appetizers were so tasty!! We ordered truffles tater tots and egg bites, and they were fantastic with the wine. My wife and I thoroughly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Shawn-TX-PA
Reviewed April 9, 2019

If you want to taste a great cross section of fine wines and be able to have any question answered about what you have upon your palate, you MUST go to Vino Prima Wine Bar! This is a must stop on the pier and pack...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mark H
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Sometimes "wine-tasting" in a touristy destination can be a bit sketchy, but Vino Prima is the real deal. They offer an extensive collection of wine (by the glass and flight) and a knowledgeable staff whose recommendations were spot-on. Even as self-proclaimed wine-snobs (or at least...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BryantH851
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We decided to check the wine bar out after dinner. We like seeing local people who know the wine around them. We ordered to inexpensive flights, and then asked about some specific wines, and they really knew their stuff. The person helping us brought a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 0alanm
Reviewed February 23, 2017

My Husband and I stumbled upon this place after having dinner on the wharf. The bartender was knowledgeable, pleasant and genuinely enthusiastic. We also enjoyed pleasant conversations and a few glasses of wine with a few of the other patrons there that night. It felt...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank gilbertr0nda
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Libel experience having a great bottle of Foley Johnson Chardonnay recommended by Stacey with a beautifully selected plate of salami and cheese that was an outstanding complement to the wine! A really secret find here in Santa Cruz with great prices!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Maureen M
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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank JamzRocks
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...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank DrSharonGreenfieldMA
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...More

Thank AnnaMoC
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 .

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank BarryF16
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