We appreciate the opportunity to connect with wine enthusiast and offer several different wine experiences including By Appointment at the Winery, By Appointment at the Tasting Room and Tasting Room Walk-in. In every case, you will have the opportunity to interact with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.
By-Appointment Tasting in our
Saratoga Tasting Room
Our semi-private appointment tasting is limited to no more than 10 people and is lead by one of our four full-time employees who works harvest, in the vineyard and specializes in wine education. A flight of five wines, including at least one Estate wine will be tasted. You will also see an Estate Vineyard and Winery Tour with winemaker/proprietor Bradley Brown video produced by an award-winning video production team. Outside of visiting the winery, this is the best way to experience Big Basin Vineyards.
Offered Thursday – Monday, 11:30am and lasts approximately 90 minutes. The cost is $20 per person, or $15 for Friends of the Vineyard (wine club). Groups of 9+ require a private tasting, see below for more details.
Make a Reservation Get Directions to the Tasting Room
By-Appointment Tasting at our
Estate Vineyard and Winery
Bar none, the best way to experience Big Basin Vineyards is to venture to the geographic center of the Santa Cruz Mountains - one of the oldest grape growing and winemaking regions in California - and visit our Estate Vineyard & Winery. The adventurous drive on mountain roads rewards the wine enthusiast with scenic vistas along the way and a walk through beautiful hillside vineyards and extraordinary wine experience at the end of it.
Your visit will include a short vineyard hike, a tasting of five wines in the winery. We highly encourage you to wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a picnic and enjoy it at Big Basin Redwood State Park only 10 minutes away. This is truly one of the most unique outings in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Offered on Saturdays 11am and 1pm, or by special arrangement. The cost is $20 per person, $15 for Friends of the Vineyard (wine club).
Make a Reservation
Get Directions to the Winery
Walk-In Tasting Hours in our
Saratoga Tasting Room
No Reservations Required
We offer a continually changing five wine flight and a wine passionate staff who will educate you both on wine and Big Basin Vineyards. After the flight, enjoy a glass of wine or share a bottle with friends on our outdoor patio. You may also bring a picnic along to enjoy, but consider we are only a stones throw away from some of the finest dining establishments in the South Bay or located within 30 minutes of at least eight other wineries, be sure Big Basin Vineyards is on your Santa Cruz Mountain wine tasting itinerary.
Thursday, Sunday, Monday: 1pm – 5pm
Friday and Saturday: 1pm – 7pm
If you plan to visit us and you are traveling with a group of 9 or more, we ask that you notify us no later than 48 hours in advance of your visit; this is to try and ensure we have appropriate space and staff to properly host your group.
Private Tastings, Corporate Events, & Wine Ed.
We Want to Work With You
For those looking for something unique and exclusive, we can custom create a wine tasting and social experience for you. We can use either our Saratoga Tasting Room or Estate Vineyard and Winery in Boulder Creek. Please contact us to start the dialogue.