We appreciate the opportunity to connect with wine enthusiast and offer several different wine experiences including by Special Arrangement Only at the Winery, By Appointment at the Tasting Room and Tasting Room Walk-in Hours. In every case, you will have the opportunity to interact with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.
Walk-In Tasting Hours in our
Saratoga Tasting Room
No Reservations Required
Closed: Easter Sunday
We offer a continually changing five wine flight and a wine passionate staff who will educate you both on wine and Big Basin Vineyards. After the flight, enjoy a glass of wine or share a bottle with friends on our outdoor patio. You may also bring a picnic along to enjoy, but consider we are only a stones throw away from some of the finest dining establishments in the South Bay or located within 30 minutes of at least eight other wineries, be sure Big Basin Vineyards is on your Santa Cruz Mountain wine tasting itinerary. Tasting Fee is $12
Groups of 9+ require a private tasting
see below for more details.
Thursday, Sunday, Monday: 12pm – 5pm
Friday and Saturday: 12pm – 7pm
Eight Saratoga wineries, including Big Basin Vineyards have ban together to form the Saratoga Wine Trail. Please click the logo below to see the member wineries, links to their sites and map to plan your wine tasting visit to Saratoga.
By-Appointment Tasting in our
Saratoga Tasting Room
Our semi-private appointment tasting is limited to no more than 10 people and is lead by one of our four full-time employees who works harvest, in the vineyard and specializes in wine education. A flight of five wines, including at least one Estate wine. You will also view a professionally made Estate Vineyard and Winery Tour with winemaker / proprietor Bradley Brown. Outside of visiting the winery, this is the best way to experience Big Basin Vineyards.
Offered Thursday through Monday, 11:30am and lasts approximately 60 minutes. The cost is $20 per person.
Groups of 9+ require a private tasting, see below for more details.
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Tasting at our
Estate Vineyard and Winery
By Special Arrangement Only
Bar none, the best way to experience Big Basin Vineyards is to venture deep into the Santa Cruz Mountains to the geographic center to one of the oldest grape growing and winemaking locations in the region. Not a drive for the faint of heart, but rewards wine passionate individuals who want to really understand our organic farming and minimalist winemaking practices.
Your visit includes a vineyard hike and wine tasting at the winery. We don’t have a fancy tasting room facility, chances are we will stand around a barrel to taste and talk wine.
We highly encourage you to wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a picnic and enjoy it at Big Basin Redwood State Park only 10 minutes away. This is truly one of the most unique outings in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Because we are a very small team, winery visits are only available by special arrangement. Please email us to inquire our availability. Sometimes short notice works great.
The cost is $40 per person.
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Large Groups of 9+ People
If you plan to visit us and you are traveling with a group of 9+, we ask you contact us in advance to arrange a private tasting. We pride ourselves on our ability to ensure all guests have an enriching wine education experience and given the proper attention.
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Private & Corporate Events
For those looking for something unique and exclusive, we can custom create a wine tasting and social experience for you. We can use either our Saratoga Tasting Room or Estate Vineyard and Winery in Boulder Creek.
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