Before the winter rains set in, head up to Saratoga’s Garrod Farms and the Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards for a guided horseback ride through the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountains. The last Sunday of each month, the ride ends up at the winery, where you’ll have breakfast and, of course, a tasting. (Yes, wine for breakfast. Welcome to California.) And if you can’t make it that day, you can always set up your own trail-ride/tasting combo, as long as your ride ends before the tasting room closes at 5 p.m.
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