We have cancelled all in person events for March & April.
We will continue to monitor the situation and address upcoming events as necessary.
Winemaker “In Your Home” Tasting Series
Gems From Our Library
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 5:30pm PST. 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. 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 wines in this series are all 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!
Purchase Your Gem Pack Now
Please note, we are going to one time slot each week: Please join us at 5:30pm PST
2015 Coastview Vineyard Pinot Noir – May 22nd 5:30pm PST
The 2015 vintage Pinot Noirs were some of the most concentrated, complex and alluring we’ve ever produced. Unfortunately, due to low yields across the region, they were also some of the lowest production. They are all mostly sold out at this point, which makes tasting this one such a treat and one I am going to pair carefully. To complement the crystalline red fruit notes with the herbal earthiness, I have to recommend seared duck breast glazed with honey, balsamic and thyme. I don’t have a recipe for what I have made, but this one looks divine.
Instructions for Joining Us
2013 Coastview Vineyard Syrah – May 29th 5:30pm PST
2014 Gabilan Mountains GSM – June 5th 5:30pm PST
2014 Coastview Vineyard “Terraces” Syrah – June 12th 5:30pm PST
Did you miss one? View our recorded sessions here:
2013 Coastview Pinot Noir- March 17
2013 Lester Pinot Noir- April 3
2010 Coastview Syrah- April 10
2012/13 Gabilan Mountains GSM- April 17
2013 Old Corral Syrah- April 24
2013 Rattlesnake Rock Syrah- May 1
2013 Grizzly Grenache- May 8
2013 Odeon- May 15
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.
View the Preview Tasting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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