Big Basin Vineyards was founded in 1998 on an historic site in the Santa Cruz Mountains outside the town of Boulder Creek and next to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Nestled among these towering giants on sun-kissed mountain slopes, our Estate vineyard is a place of serene natural beauty. Visitors to the winery can enjoy their wine on the patio at the base of our steeply terraced CCOF certified organic vineyard next to our redwood constructed winery building.
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.
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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 Connoisseur Experience is an appointment only, focused exploration of Big Basin Vineyards from vine to wine. It involves a sit-down comparative tasting of five single-vineyard and library wines paired with cheese and charcuterie as well as an in-depth discussion
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of the vineyards and winemaking practices.
Guests at our Estate location will embark on a combination guided/self-guided tour of the vineyards and winery. In Saratoga, we have created a virtual tour which brings the vineyards and winery to you. Senior Tasting Room associates will guide you through the tasting, tour and answer questions.
Experience the story behind the wines in your glass, from the history of our vineyards and the unique Santa Cruz Mountains (and Gabilan Mountains) terroir, to our CCOF certified farming practices and our minimal intervention winemaking philosophy.
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.