Big Basin Vineyards was founded in 1998 on an historic vineyard site in the Santa Cruz Mountains outside the town of Boulder Creek and next to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Our love of the old growth redwood trees and dramatic splendor of the park led to that becoming the place name on the label. Nestled among these towering giants on sunny mountain slopes, our Estate Vineyard is a place of serene natural beauty. Our location is ideal for those who want to camp, hike or bike in Big Basin Redwood State Park and follow it up with a wine tasting visit to our sunny and scenic patio at the base of our steeply terraced CCOF certified organic vineyard.
For those who want to access to the Big Basin experience in a more urban setting, we have a Tasting Room situated in scenic downtown Saratoga. Within close walking distance of award winning restaurants, visitors can enjoy their wine at our redwood bar or beside the firepit on our patio sofas.
At both locations you are guaranteed to find knowledgeable, friendly staff eager to share their passion for Big Basin wines. Whether you’re a long time club member, a first time visitor to Big Basin Vineyards or new to wine in general, we are happy to welcome you and guide you through the experience of your choosing.
Both locations offer a walk-in tasting flight of 5 current release single vineyard and AVA wines. This flight is a good introduction to the style and quality of Big Basin wines, while staff imparts general information about our history and winemaking philosophy, while also describing the physical characteristics of each vineyard site and the impacts they have on the wines.
Visit our Estate Vineyard & Winery
Visit our Saratoga Tasting Room
Flights are changed regularly. $18 per flight. Waived with 2 bottle purchase.
Club members receive 2 complimentary flights.
Each location also offers a small selection of library wines available by Coravin. These are wines that have been aged beyond their initial release date and show the age-ability and evolution of Big Basin wines. Each pour is $5 and is waived with a purchase of the same wine.
Connoisseur Experience: Vine to Wine Tour & Tasting
An In Depth Tour & Sit Down Tasting for Wine Enthusiasts
The best introduction to Big Basin Vineyards is the Connoisseur Experience – a sit down comparative tasting and focused exploration of Big Basin Vineyards, from vine to wine. This semi-private experience includes a flight of five Big Basin signature wines, including a library selection, paired with cheese and charcuterie.
Book at our Estate Vineyard & Winery
Book at our Saratoga Tasting Room
Your Big Basin wine host will take you on a virtual visual tour of our vineyards and winery. Experience the story behind the wines in your glass, from the history of our vineyards and the unique Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains terroir, to our CCOF certified viticulture practices and our minimal intervention winemaking philosophy.
Due to limited seating, please book at least 24 hours in advance.
Winery & Tasting Room Events
We host numerous weekly events at both of our locations. From library flights, to pop-ups with food and live entertainment, we’re always looking for great ways to share our wines and have a good time!
Most of our events are open to the public, but there are a few each year that are exclusive to our Wine Club members.
Here at Big Basin Vineyards, we are all about the unique character and terroir of our beloved Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. But we’re passionate about more than just the vineyards here! We are located just down the road from some of the most epically beautiful old growth redwoods at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Winemaker/Owner Bradley Brown has put together a collection of his favorite hiking and biking routes and urges you to check them out and pick one to explore in the morning before heading to the winery.