ALL ABOARD: The Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Express blows off some steam on May 20 at Roaring Camp.
Napa Valley isn’t the only place with a wine train. The Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Express offers a steam- and wine-powered trip at Felton’s Roaring Camp Railroads May 20 from 1 to 5pm.
The event will feature wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains as well as food, music and a trip on the park’s historic train through the redwoods. Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 at the door and $20 for children under 12 years old. For reservations or for more information, contact the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association at 831.685.8463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 29, from 1 to 5pm, Saratoga’s Mountain Winery hosts the 16th annual Rivers of Chocolate Fundraiser. The popular event will feature 70 wineries, chocolatiers, restaurateurs, breweries and spirit-makers. Proceeds benefit the programs of EHC LifeBuilders, a Santa Clara County-based provider of support services, housing and shelter to homeless adults, veterans, families and youth. In addition to food and drink, there will be live music and auctions. Tickets are $125 (http://www.riversofchocolate.org).