November 4, 2011
UncorkedBig Basin Vineyards was featured in a story by wine writer Laura Ness: “Rhone Master: Bradley Brown’s “Idiot Savant” Syrahs” Delves into what got Bradley into winemaking and how his approach is evolving over the years. A good part of the article is taken from an interview with Bradley.
Sunday July 17, 2011
San Francisco ChronicleBig Basin Vineyards was featured in two stories by Chronicle wine writer Jon Bonné: “A New Geography for Santa Cruz Mountains Wine” and “’08 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir: Chronicle Recommends.” The articles highlighted the top vineyards that Big Basin secures fruit from including Woodruff Family Vineyard, Lester Family Vineyard and Alfaro Family Vineyard. The second article specifically featured the 2008 Big Basin Alfaro Family Vineyard Pinot Noir – “In addition to his muscular Syrah, Bradley Brown makes a handful of dramatic Pinots, including this one sourced from the rising-star Alfaro site near Corralitos. Gorgeously tangy and fresh, with thyme and marmalade, darker leather and radiant Bing cherry. Pretty and palate-filling, even amid obvious oak tones.” Jon did not have a chance to try our 2009 efforts from these vineyards, so we look forward to sending those to him.
Wine Getaways & Backcountry WinesBig Basin Vineyards was featured in two articles by wine writer Deborah Passin: “Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Getaways” and “Big Basin Vineyards: The Wild West”. The second story in particular provides an interesting and in-depth view of Big Basin Vineyards and winemaker Bradley Brown’s passionate drive to create great wines.
Wine Spectator MagazineBig Basin Vineyards was featured as one of ten “Promising New Producers” making Syrah in California.
Wine and Spirits MagazineBig Basin Vineyards is featured in the article “High-Country Syrah,” a story about Syrah in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The photo below the headline is taken of winemaker Bradley Brown being ‘flown’ on top of Rattlesnake Rock by his wife and yoga instructor Samantha Shakti-Brown. The ‘flying’ is inspired by AcroYoga – a form of acrobatic partner yoga.