Couldn’t make the Capitola Art and Wine Festival this year? No problem! Come to Capitola later in the month, mid-week, when it’s less crowded and make your own art and wine celebration! Explore the many Capitola wine bars, galleries and boutiques while enjoying the gorgeous Monterey Bay views of our seaside village!

Capitola Village Wine

Armida Winery

There are a number of Capitola bars that feature amazing local and international wines for all tastes. Start with the Armida Wine tasting room. The cozy, intimate tasting room is located next to the water so you can enjoy beautiful ocean views while you sip. Armida sources the finest grapes from many of the most coveted vineyards and dedicated growers. Their small lot vineyard in Healdsburg features Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Try their Poizin, a “zinfandel you’ll never forget.” Their Capitola wine tasting room is open 11-6 on Sundays, 11-7 on Friday & Saturday, and 12-6 Monday to Thursday.  Read more here >>  

Cork and Fork

Cork and Fork is another excellent wine bar located in the heart of the Capitola Village. Enjoy a carefully curated wine selection, as well as great food, entertainment and a fun, laid back atmosphere. Cork and Fork is all about wine, owner Cathy’s love of wine is contagious and whether you’re a novice and know nothing about wine or you’re a winemaker, she will always welcome a chat about wine. Sit next to the fire on the outdoor patio and enjoy live music  almost every night of the week while you sip wines from a long list of wineries from all over California. Cork and Fork is open Sunday 2-8, Saturday 2-10, and Tuesday to Friday 4-10.  Read more here >>

Capitola Wine Bar and Merchants

Next on our list of great Capitola wine bars is Capitola Wine Bar and Merchants. Located on San Jose Ave, right around the corner from Capitola Beach, this wine bar is unique in that not only does it offer great local and international wine, it also serves beer and food in a relaxed environment. Plus, you can bring your own records and play them on the bar’s record player! Capitola Wine Bar and Merchants also has a fantastic lineup of local musicians regularly. One visitor described the wine bar as “enjoying a glass of wine in your best friend's living room.” Open Tuesday 2pm-9pm Wednesday-Thursday 2pm-10pm Friday & Saturday 12pm-11pm Sunday 12pm-8pm. Read more here >>  

Capitola Galleries and Boutiques

On to the next part of our Art & Wine celebration, the art galleries and boutiques to explore throughout Capitola Village. You can spend a whole day discovering unique gems in all of the selection of Capitola shops. You’re sure to find that special treasure for your home in Capitola with plenty to discover, from antiques to modern art.  

Craft Gallery

For over forty years The Craft Gallery has been family owned and features unique  arts and crafts from pottery, jewelry, wood jewelry boxes, chimes, garden art, wall decor and art glass. FInd that perfect piece for your home that will remind you of your trip to Capitola Village. Read more here >>  

Lumen Gallery

Lumen Gallery supports many local artisans and designers. The beach vibes and surf culture of Capitola Village is reflected in their works. These pieces work to bring function and beauty into your life simultaneously and seek products that last a lifetime, spark conversation, and bring a smile to your face. You can see that in the products that Lumen Gallery offers, from things like gorgeous paintings of the local area, 3D wood maps, and dining room, living room and bedroom accessories that you can’t find anywhere else. Read more here >>  

Pueblo Viejo Imports

As one of the newest additions to Capitola Village, Pueblo Viejo Imports offers a refreshing style to the selection of Capitola Village shops with hacienda inspired pieces. Browse rustic furniture collections, including armoires, vanities, bookcases, dining sets, sofas, and more. They also offer beautiful home accessories such as decorative pottery, metal art, sculptures, and folk art. Read More >>

Enjoy your own Capitola art and wine weekend! Let us know what some of your favorite shops and wine bars are! Tag us in your Capitola adventures @capitolavillage and use the hashtag #CapitolaVillage.