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Local winemaker and Saison Hospitality Co-Founder & Beverage Director Mark Bright invites the Santa Cruz community to his Scotts Valley Saison Wine Bar & Cellar. We serve Mark’s deeply personal wine collection alongside Santa Cruz Mountain AVA labels and a heavy focus on the wines of France. “My first travels as a sommelier took me to Burgundy and the Rhône Valley, where I found my life-long inspiration in the wine world,” says Bright, “but it was the diverse soil types and ocean-influenced climate of Santa Cruz that drove me to make wine myself.”

Our Wine Bar offers a comfortable yet elevated experience with couches, dining tables, bar seats, and an outdoor patio. The back wall, awash in ‘Saison Blue,’ displays a collection of bottles, each a favorite that Bright has enjoyed and collected over the years. Mark’s wine-themed art portfolio, each piece with personal meaning to him, adorns the bar.

The Cellar space is lined with 30 custom-made, temperature-controlled wine lockers and provides unique storage opportunities and amenities to Saison Cellar members.

Join us for a glass of vino, break bread with friends, pop into a tasting, or host your social or corporate event (caviar and champagne anyone?). We are ready to serve you and celebrate our love of wine and hospitality.

Saison Cellar & Wine Bar is a part of Saison Hospitality Group, an award-winning hospitality group dedicated to evolving in the world of food, wine, and hospitality. SHG consists of Wine Spectator Grand Award winning and two Michelin-starred Saison, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Michelin-starred Angler, the rare wine brokerage and consulting service Saison Cellar, the elevated BBQ pop-up Smokehouse, local mainstay Saison Winery, and Saison Cellar & Wine Bar.

Mark Bright


Jane McElrone

Director of Operations

Tony Pappa