Reopening- June 19th- October, Every Friday 5:30-9:30 pm
Enjoy the magic of sunset in the vineyards with food & live music!
At long last we are cleared to reopen our winery and vineyard for your enjoyment!
– Maximum party size – 6 (exceptions for cohabitating households)
– Wine by-the-glass and full bottle only. No tasting flights.
Food & Live Music Schedule
August 7th: Food by El Buen Taco and music by Dana Thalmann Trio
August 14th: Food by Mattia Pizza and music by Robert Stone & Stephen Joynes
August 21st: Food by Union Foodie and music by Elie Mabanza
August 28th: Food TBD and music by Dana Thalmann Trio
September 4th: Food El Buen Tacos and music by Pablo Riviere
September 11th: Food TBD and music by Stony Mountain Ramblers
September 18th: Food TBD and music by Robert Stone & Stephen Joynes
September 25th: Food TBD and music by Paul Renslow
October 2nd: Food TBD and music by Pablo Riviere
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!
Please note, we are going to one time slot each week: Please join us at 5:30pm PST
I’m getting out on the grill tomorrow evening and I’m so excited to have this wine to pair with dinner. On the menu is zahtar spiced kebabs. I’ll be using beef, but pork or chicken would work too. Add the zahtar to plain yogurt for an excellent marinade or just sprinkle it generously over the meat and plenty of good grilling vegetables. Cheers!
Instructions for Joining Us
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
2015 Coastview Pinot Noir- May 22
2015 Coastview Pinot Noir- May 29
Virtually on Zoom
Friday, June 12 @ 4:00pm &
Saturday, June 13 @ 5:00pm
We’re excited to have our first tasting as part of our Home Tasting Flights. These kits include six of our best wines in 3.4 oz bottles so that you and a friend can enjoy a wine tasting in the comfort of your own home. The Home Tasting Flight Kits include tasting notes, critic scores and recommended food pairings. We carefully package the tasting-size bottles using argon gas and a Coravin to preserve their freshness for your tasting pleasure.
This first kit consists of:
2019 Dry Rosé of Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre and Syrah
2016 Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay (93 pts – Galloni; 92 pts – Dunnuck)
2016 Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir (95 pts – Dunnuck; 95 pts – Wine Enthusiast)
2016 Homestead Red (93 pts – Galloni)
2015 Gabilan Mountains GSM (94 pts – Galloni; 93 pts, Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast)
2015 Rattlesnake Rock Syrah (Estate) (93+ pts – Galloni; 92 pts – Wine Enthusiast)
We are holding these tastings on Zoom at two times, for optimum convenience. If you have received your kit, please join us at whichever tasting you choose. If you did not get a kit this first time out, feel free to join us to see what its all about and then keep tuned for the release of our next kit later this month!
June 12, 4pm PST
June 13, 5pm PST
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