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Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room and Wine Bar

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The Big Basin Vineyards Tasting Room and Wine Bar is a new downtown outpost for this family run winery with a 20 year Santa Cruz Mountain history with the Estate Winery and Vineyards being located in Boulder Creek.

Welcome to our newest location in Santa Cruz: Big Basin Vineyard‚ Tasting Room & Wine Bar. Located at 525 Pacific Avenue at the junction with Front Street, this space is all about sharing our wines with the community ‚bringing our mountain roots to the downtown scene.

A little about our winemaking & food offering: We produce aromatic and ethereal wines that transparently and authentically express our vineyards and the varieties we work with through natural fermentation and a focus on whole cluster. We farm organically and practice minimal intervention as a way to capture the uniqueness of the ocean-influenced, mountain vineyards we source from. From bottles, to glasses, to flights, there are a multitude of ways to taste through our wines and get a sense of what we are all about. This same grape-to-glass mentality is something we wanted to mirror when creating a food menu to enjoy alongside our wines. For this culinary-collaboration, we worked with local growers, makers, and chefs of the Santa Cruz region who had an aligned vision ‚respect for the environment, locally-focussed, organic where possible, and artisanal in nature. From small bites, to open-face baguettes, to cheeses, charcuterie and other local specialities, we have a little something for everyone to elevate their wine experience.

525 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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