We have cancelled all in person events for March & April.
We will continue to monitor the situation and address upcoming events as necessary.
Spring 2020 New Releases- Preview Tasting
Virtually on Zoom or Facebook Live
Friday, April 10 @7:30pm &
Sunday, April 12 @ 3:00pm
To introduce the new Spring Release wines, we invite you to tune in to an online tasting and discussion with Bradley and several of our Tasting Room staff who you have come to know and trust. We know its not the same as tasting the wines yourself, but our team will discuss their tasting impressions, vintage comparisons, cellaring potential, food pairings and answer any other questions you may have.
We will hold this panel discussion on two different occasions to give the best opportunity for the most people to join us. You can join us via Zoom (recommended) by clicking below or join us on Facebook Live. For those of you who won’t be able to join us live, we will post the recordings for your review as well as clips, FAQs and memorable staff quotes.
April 10 @ 7:30PM PST
April 12 @ 3:00PM PST
Winemaker “In Your Home” Tasting Series
Big Basin will bring the tasting experience to the comfort of your own home with our new Winemaker “In Your Home” Tasting series.
This virtual tasting series will be hosted by one of our Winemakers every Friday at 3:00pm PST & 5:30pm PST. We have timed these tastings so that you can open one of these beautiful wines for the tasting, and then enjoy it with your dinner, no matter your time zone. You can join us on Zoom or Facebook Live, and we will make recordings available after the fact if you can’t join us live.
The winemakers will share their insights into these wines and the vineyards they come from, and give you a chance to ask questions and share your experience. To make this as easy as possible, we are creating home tasting bundles containing each of the 6 wines in the series along with technical notes, a tasting sheet and recommended food pairings and recipes.
Series 1 starting March 27th:
Gems From Our Library
We recommend that you join us via Zoom- Please click the link to register for your preferred time. We will also be streaming on Facebook Live if you prefer to join us there.
2013 Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir – March 27th, 3:00pm & 5:30pm PST
View the Virtual Tasting Session
2013 Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir – April 3rd 3:00pm PST and 5:30pm PST
This aged Lester calls for something rich and earthy like herb roasted chicken or mushroom risotto.
View the Virtual Tasting Session
2010 Coastview Vineyard Syrah – April 10th 3:00pm PST and 5:30pm PST
Elegant, but still powerful this wine pairs well with balsamic and rosemary roast lamb or savory French onion soup.
Instructions for Joining Us
2012 Gabilan Mountains GSM – April 17th 3:00pm PST and 5:30pm PST
Gem Pack 2 will include 2013 Gabilan Mountains GSM in place of the 2012
Rhone style blends are classically paired with barbecue, and this wine is no exception. Enjoy this with ribs and a sweet-spicy bbq sauce or for a vegetarian option use the sauce on grilled or roasted eggplant.
2013 Old Corral Syrah – April 24th 3:00pm PST and 5:30pm PST
This favorite of our Estate Syrahs deserves something rich and decadent. Braised short ribs with polenta is our pick.
2013 Rattlesnake Rock Syrah – May 1st 3:00pm PST and 5:30pm PST
A tried and true pairing, celebrate the black pepper notes of this Syrah by serving it with steak au poivre.
2013 Grizzly Grenache – May 8th 3:00pm PST and 5:30pm PST
2013 Odeon – May 15th 3:00pm PST and 5:30pm PST
The wines in this series are hand selected by Owner and Winemaker Bradley Brown. Bradley wanted to put together a ongoing study of Big Basin wines that are not only drinking great right now, but that also reveal the characteristics of the vineyards they come from and just how much wines can evolve with time.
To ensure people can jump into the series at any time, we are releasing a Gems pack every two weeks which will contain the 6 upcoming wines in the series.
We hope you will join us!
Postponed- May thru October, Every Friday 5:30-9:30 pm
Experience the Magic of Sunset in the Vineyard
Gather friends and family to toast the start of the weekend with fine wines and fire pits. Pop-up food vendors and live music every week.
Schedule to follow…
Wine Club Spring Celebration
Saturday, April 18, 12-4 pm-CANCELLED
Celebrate Spring in the Vineyard
Join us for an afternoon of wine tasting, food and live music, all in the scenic beauty of our Estate Vineyard. This is a fun opportunity to pick up your wine club releases, mingle with other club members and see where all the magic happens!
Complimentary for most Club Levels
Please RSVP to email@example.com!
SCMWA Taste of Terroir: Wine Dinner Series
Postponed- Future Date Pending
Heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains
We are excited to host the second dinner of this incredible series! Meet winemakers, enjoy the cuisine of Brad Briske from HOME in Soquel and taste the extraordinary wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Proceeds benefiting Hospice of Santa Cruz.
AmaWaterways Winemaker River Cruise
November 15-22, 2020
Explore the Magic of Christmas Markets and Wine
Join Big Basin Vineyards Winemaker, Bradley Brown in a journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Enjoy a special itinerary offering the perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns
Early Bird booking discounts extended through March 31, 2020.
Information & Booking