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Vino Prima Wine Bar

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Perfect way to end a day in Capitola

Sometimes "wine-tasting" in a touristy destination can be a bit sketchy, but Vino Prima is the real... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Pleasanton, California
Great Selection and Friendly Knowledgable People

We decided to check the wine bar out after dinner. We like seeing local people who know the wine... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Alan M
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4 Jul 2018
“Perfect way to end a day in Capitola”
15 Oct 2017
“Great Selection and Friendly Knowledgable People”
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55 Municipal Wharf Ste B, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5463
+1 831-426-0750
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Reviewed 5 July 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

Thank BryantH851
Reviewed 16 October 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

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 24 February 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

Thank gilbertr0nda
Reviewed 13 July 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!

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 14 September 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

Thank JamzRocks
Reviewed 23 April 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

Thank DrSharonGreenfieldMA
Reviewed 9 November 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 13 February 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 .

Thank BarryF16
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Wandered down here one night and stopped in for a glass of wine. The ambience was nice, nothing special, but boy did I get a big surprise when I got the check as I was paying $14 a glass for mediocre wine. Not worth it...More

Thank 795WilliamS795
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Great place that seems local even though it's on the wharf. Staff was very nice and generous when pouring taste samples if you weren't sure what wine you wanted (they carry a nice selection and an option to purchase closed bottles). The customers around us...More

Thank cchamp1
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