Santa Cruz Tasting Room & Wine Bar

Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays 3-8PM
Saturdays & Sundays 12-8PM
(Kitchen Hours 1:00-7:30pm)

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Welcome to our newest location in Santa Cruz: Big Basin Vineyard’s Tasting Room & Wine Bar. Located at 525 Pacific Avenue at the junction with Front Street. We offer a variety of wines with three different tasting flights, wines by the glass, and by the bottle, plus local beers and non-alcoholic drink options, along with a food pairing menu offering an array of small plate options to satisfy various preferences. We have a variety of seating options including our signature redwood bar, couches, indoor tables, and outdoor fire pits and tables. We can accommodate groups of various sizes, but request that you make a reservation for any group of eight or more. We can also host private events with an indoor capacity of 42 and outdoors of 40+.

A little about our winemaking & food offering:
We farm organically and practice minimal intervention as a way to capture the exceptional nature of the ocean-influenced, mountain vineyards we work with. Our wines receive high marks from various international wine critics and are considered among the best in the Santa Cruz Mountains and beyond (three times on the Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Wineries of the World list). We produce Chardonnay, Roussanne, Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Riesling for our whites, and Pinot Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and other reds.

This same grape-to-glass mentality is something we wanted to mirror when creating a food menu to enjoy alongside our wines. Served in a tapas style, we have a variety of options to pair with our wines and satisfy an appetite and dietary restrictions. From Smoked Trout salad, to the best cheese and charcuterie board in town, to our homemade Empanadas and Arancini, we have a little something for everyone to elevate their wine experience.

There is metered parking available all along Pacific Ave, free 2 hour parking on Sycamore St and a public lot at Depot Park (107 Center St).