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Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room

14598 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6077
+1 408-564-7346
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Casual atmosphere, more comfortable outside seating than inside

It's a little crowded inside, and not actually anywhere to sit. The red wines were good, but not... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
1hurleygirl
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Portland, Oregon, United States
Excellent wine, now also offering tasting at the winery

We've been wine club members for years now and Big Basin Vineyards continues to produce excellent... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
SCM_Dana
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Our mission is to handcraft wines revealing the complex nuances of the ocean-influenced, mountain vineyards which inspire them.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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14598 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6077
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"buy a bottle"
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"excellent wine"
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"the santa cruz mountains"
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"grizzly"
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

It's a little crowded inside, and not actually anywhere to sit. The red wines were good, but not outstanding. The Rose was quite nice. The employee pouring wine wasn't overly friendly, but he did warm up after a bit. He was knowledgeable. Saratoga is a...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We've been wine club members for years now and Big Basin Vineyards continues to produce excellent wines. Also should note that they are now doing tastings at the winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Now visitors can taste their wines in cute downtown Saratoga or...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area, this is certainly a place worth visiting. The tasting room is a bit on the small side, but the wines are worth waiting for. For deep reds, the 2013 Grizzly was one of my favorites. There are also a...More

Thank James L
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

A great way to relax and enjoy the local wine. Quiet setting in the village of Saratoga. next to another tasting room and as such they do have live music which adds to the ambiance.

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Reviewed 8 October 2015

This is a small tasting room in downtown Saratoga. The wines are really top shelf. The man who waited on us was very knowledgeable about the wine and the area.

Thank Suzfun60
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

The tasting room lacks a little ambience on the inside, but that is made up for by the amazing wines here. Bradley Brown is one of the top winemakers in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and he isn't afraid to take chances. Though his specialty is...More

Thank Rachel P
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

The staff is very friendly and quite knowledgeable and enjoyable to talk with. The wine is very nice, some very tasty Pinot Noir wines.

Thank Shaymur
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We visited here while in the area, and tried the flight of 5 pours. Didn't like any of them, can't believe people would actually buy a bottle of it or even drink a full glass. That being said, we usually don't drink pinot noirs or...More

Thank ivytiger
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BigBasinVineyards, Manager at Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2013

While wine appreciation is subjective, we're disappointed someone who says they don't drink the two varietals we were pouring would 'review' them - and no mention of the customer experience or atmosphere. We would like to point to professional reviews of our Syrah and Pinots...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2012

This is a lovely tasting room with very interesting 3-D enhanced art on the walls and wine labels. Delightful and unique local wines...especially Frenchies Ranch Syrah. Choice of 2 tasting menus ($10 each). Tom was friendly and very knowledgeable about not only Big Basin Wines...More

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