Come along on a walking tour of Capitola-by-the-Sea where you will hear about our colorful local history, and enjoy a taste of fine wines! Learn about the history and architecture of Capitola Village and discover the lesser-known back streets, stairways and viewpoints with your Tour Guide, Laura Keefe Junod and discover why people have been coming to vacation in Capitola for almost 150 years. Tour this charming village on-foot, through the hidden streets and paths, and take in amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. At 3:00 p.m, we begin with a Welcome tasting of a sparkling wine at a village restaurant/bistro. Then we depart on our walking excursion around the village. The walking portion will last about 1 ½ hours. We finish our tour in the heart of the Village at a fun wine bar. Here we will enjoy a tasting of a flight of 3 California wines, and also nibble on snacks paired with each wine. Your tour ends at about 5:30 p.m. You can continue to enjoy your perfect evening by either lingering to enjoy the wine and music, taking a sunset walk on the beach, or having dinner at a local restaurant.
I am a Certified Tour Director and Guide through ITMI (International Tour Management Institute). I love to walk and hike and share our local history and the beauty of this area with guests. When not touring internationally, I am a local guide in California, specializing in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Monterey/Carmel and Yosemite. I went to school at University of California, Santa Cruz and have lived in Santa Cruz County for over 30 years.
At end of tour, along with the flight tasting, enjoy a snack paired to accompany each wine.
Tasting of a sparking wine (2 oz) as a Welcome to start Tour. Flight tasting of 3 fine wines (2 oz pour each).
Central Capitola Village, as well as back streets and secret paths. We will meet for a brief welcome at a lively restaurant, and finish at a wine bar in the Village.
The walk (2.5 miles) isn't strenuous but requires the ability to walk uphill & downhill-there's a steep staircase we descend. Please wear good walking shoes & notify me in advance of food allergies.