Service Update

In accordance with the state and local public health orders, our Estate Winery is now closed for in person tastings. We will be open for curbside pick up and to-go purchases Saturdays 11-4 and will continue to offer complimentary local delivery for 3+ bottle purchases.

Although we will miss being able to tasting with you in person, we do offer a Home Tasting Kit where you can enjoy a flight of our wines in the safety of your own home.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging time. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Cheers!

The Big Basin Vineyards Story

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Inspired by Nature

We believe that each minimal-intervention bottling should emphatically and clearly express the characteristics of each vintage, vineyard and varietal.

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2018 Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay

2018 Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay

Located at 2,200 feet in the Gabilan Mountains, planted in decomposed quartzite/granite and limestone soils. 94pts- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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2018 Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir

Planted in decomposed quartzite/granitic soils with veins of limestone at 2200 feet in the Gabilan Mountains. 93pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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2016 Coastview Vineyard

2016 Coastview Vineyard "Terraces" Syrah

From the highest vineyard in Monterey County, at 2,200 feet in the Gabilan Mountains. 215 cases produced. 95 points- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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Our Wine Club members enjoy special events, priority allocations, and exclusive access to our limited-edition releases. Regardless of Club level, members receive price discounts, complimentary tastings at our Tasting Room, and more benefits.

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The Evolution of the Winemaker’s Palate and the Estate Vineyard’s Palette

The story of the Estate vineyard began in 1998 when I first discovered this property that would be Big Basin Vineyards. My passion for Syrah and feeling that it would be ideally suited to these steep hillsides of the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains compelled me to make it our starting point. With help from Rhone Ranger John Alban as our viticultural consultant, I began the process of discovery to begin creating the palette of varietals (colors) that would form the basis of our Estate wines.

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Why We Do What We Do

Big Basin Vineyards all started with an unbridled passion for wine which led to a desire to grow fine wine grapes. But really before that, I have always felt a deep connection with nature – a semester living outdoors on NOLs (National Outdoor Leadership School), moving into the Santa Cruz Mountains, climbing outdoors in many beautiful places, and hiking and backpacking all over – were all in pursuit of this connection. It was this passion for the natural world that led me to start with planting a vineyard.

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The Magic of Whole Cluster Fermentations

Learning the art of winemaking has been one of the more fulfilling adventures I have undertaken in this life. And my exploration of the use of whole clusters in fermentations has been one of the more compelling parts of this grand adventure. I was originally coached in the use of 100% whole berry fermentations (destemmed, but with intact berries), and so my adventure humbly began there

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