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DIYine: A Celebration of Homebrewing


Bubbling away under stairways, in closets, or in forsaken corners of the garage, all across the County an ancient tradition lives on: that sacred collaboration between man and microbe that converts sugars into alcohol. On Saturday, March 17th, the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project is hosting an event celebrating this wondrous art.

We are pleased to announce our sixth annual DIYine event (pronounced "D I Wine"), a tasting event featuring samples of homemade fruit wines, beers, meads, and soft drinks. In addition to being a fun event, it's our biggest fund raiser of the year, with all proceeds going to support the Fruit Tree Project.

Get a chance to sample some more traditional beers and wines, as well as unique items like plum port, loquat amaretto, olallieberry wine, and rhubarb-raisin sherry. We’ll also have a selection of soft drinks like kefir, kombucha, and our famous Breath of Fire ginger ale.

The event will also include hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a silent auction. Many of the items on the menu are made with fruit gleaned in our backyard harvest program.

To inquire about sharing your own beverages or donating to the silent auction, contact us at

TICKETS are sliding scale: $20-50 in advance, minimum $25 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project. Advance sales are through our website.

Thanks to our event co-sponsor Mountain Feed & Farm Supply, your local resource for food preservation and home brew supplies.

Earlier Event: March 16
Live Music with Joker's Hand