“My philosophy is to mesh the energy of the separate components of wine in a symbiotic relationship that expresses the character of the wine in its purest form.” -Brandon Armitage, Winemaker
Armitage Wines, a sustainable, family-run, boutique winery with six beautiful acres of Pinot noir vines stretching across the historic Heart O’ the Mountain estate vineyard, once the home of legendary screenwriter and director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma. Come taste award-winning Pinot noir at our beautiful Tasting Room in Aptos, open 5 days a week!
Brandon believes that if we quiet ourselves enough we can feel the plants vibrational energy speak to us. This level of connection is what he believes separates one winemaker from the next allowing for great variation in ones development of wine. He uses sacred geometry to pull this vibrational energy from the universe into the wine even during all phases of transformation. You can taste the difference!
BARGETTO WINERY is dedicated to enriching the quality of life through the enjoyment of wine as it complements meals, contributes to well-being and celebrates life.
BARGETTO WINERY is a third generation family owned and operated winery that was established in 1933 on the banks of Soquel Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We specialize in producing award winning, cool-climate varietals like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio which are carefully nurtured at our Regan estate vineyard as well as other varietals from other Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards. We also offer a large selection of wines such as Petite Sirah and Zinfandel from other regions of California. In addition to offering red and white wine varietals, BARGETTO WINERY is also home to the CHAUCER’S CELLARS brand which offers a variety of award winning fruit wines and honey meads. We have two tasting room locations to choose from. One is located at the winery in Soquel and the second tasting room is situated in the heart of Cannery Row in Monterey. Both tasting rooms offer friendly service and are open 7 days a week. We have a variety of special events throughout the year at both tasting rooms so be sure to check out our event calendar. In addition to hosting events for the general public, BARGETTO WINERY is a great place for weddings and private events. We have a dedicated private events department that will make sure your special event is fabulous!
We welcome you to visit our historic Soquel winery and tasting room in this distinctive region of mountain vineyards and coastal breezes.
• OPEN DAILY • Soquel Tasting Room 12pm-5pm | Winery Tour 2pm *Please contact the tasting room directly to reserve a tasting for any Group of 8 or more.
Big Basin Vineyards Estate Vineyard & WineryOPEN Year-round: Sat & Sun, 12-5pm. NEW from April to October: Fireside Fridays from 5:30-9:30pm!830 Memory LaneBoulder CreekCA95006United StatesworkSaratoga Tasting RoomOPEN: Thu, Sun, Mon 12-5pm; Fri & Sat 12-7pm14598 Big Basin WaySaratogaCA95070United StateshomePhone:408-564-7346workEmail:Information@BigBasinVineyards.comINTERNETWebsite:http://bigbasinvineyards.com/
Our approach to winegrowing is rooted in the earth and refined by hand. Great wines are grown, not made so we farm organically, harvest by hand, ferment with native yeast, avoid filtering and fining and use minimal sulfur. Ocean breezes, rocky soils, mountainous terrain establish the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains as exceptional winegrowing terroir. Each vineyard we work with has a unique personality that inspires us to let them speak for themselves. Our steep windswept hillsides first planted over 100 years ago are now planted to Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Roussanne. Founder and winemaker Bradley Brown has evolved the style at Big Basin to produce wines with more energy, intensity and dimension that speak clearly of their mountain origins.
“Bradley Brown’s Big Basin Vineyards is certainly one of the top estates in the Santa Cruz Mountains.” – Jeb Dunnuck, International Wine Critic
“Proprietor Bradley Brown crafts some of the most compelling, small-production artisan wines in California’s Central Coast… Big Basin is one of the most dynamic up and coming wineries in the state.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Two Locations – Our Estate Winery and Vineyard in Boulder Creek
And our Tasting Room in Downtown Saratoga 14598 Big Basin Way Saratoga, CA 95070 (408) 564-7346
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12-7pm Thursday, Sunday and Monday, 12-5pm
No reservation is required for less than 8 people. Now offering prepackaged meat, cheese and crackers for purchase at the Saratoga tasting room. Outside food is also welcome. The tasting fee is $18 per flight. Wine Club members receive 2 complimentary flights. Groups of 9+ people require a Private Tasting appointment.
Big Basin Estate Vineyard & Tasting Room: 830 Memory Lane Boulder Creek, CA 95006 (831) 621-8028
Hours: Open Year-round: Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm NEW April through October: Fireside Fridays from 5:30-9:30pm!
No reservation is required for less than 8 people. The tasting fee is $18 per flight. Wine Club members receive 2 complimentary flights. Groups of 9+ people require a Private Tasting appointment.
*NEW* The Connoisseur Experience: Vine to Wine Tour and Tasting Reservations can now be made on OpenTable.
Established in 1981, Cinnabar is a small, family-owned winery with roots in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Sourced from diverse California vineyards, our handcrafted wines express a unique sense of place and reflect a commitment to excellence you can taste.
Winemaker George Troquato combines flavorful grapes with traditional winemaking methods to compose the Medallion Series and Watermark Portfolio of wines. Vineyards are selected after a thorough screening of soils, climate and cultural practices as well as a formal tasting of their library wines. The fruit is hand harvested in the morning cool and swiftly moved to nearby cellars where it is gently handled with state-of-the-art equipment. Carefully fermented in stainless steel tanks or small oak barrels, the wines are imprinted with distinct off-the-vine aromas and flavors.
In 1987, co-owners Bill and Brenda Murphy decided to plant a few rows of Chardonnay in their Saratoga backyard, both for landscaping purposes and to realize their dreams of being small-scale vintners. A few years later, the wines produced from this small backyard vineyard were good enough to sell to the public. It was at this point that Clos LaChance formed into a commercial winery. The first released wines were from the 1992 vintage. The next 15 years would take the Murphy’s from 200 cases of wine produced to 80,000; 3/4 of an acre to 150 acres planted and 20 full-time and 25 seasonal employees.
Clos LaChance Winery takes its name from the small fenced-in area encompassing a vineyard (Clos) and from co-owner Brenda Murphy’s maiden name (LaChance). The Murphy’s chose the Hummingbird as the winery’s symbol for both its aesthetic beauty and its ability to keep other birds away from the grapes.
Together with their daughters, Bill and Brenda have created a multi-generational, family-owned and operated winery. It is their dream that the third generation will eventually take over the business.
The winery is located in San Martin, CA, within the Central Coast American Viticultural Area. Tucked into the beautiful Hayes Valley, Clos LaChance is a true wine country experience located only 30 minutes from the Silicon Valley. Click here for more information about visiting Clos LaChance Winery.
Being a good steward of land and resources are key components in Clos LaChance’s winemaking practice. The family is especially vested in the sustainability of the winery and vineyard with the homes of creating a legacy for their children and grandchildren. Clos LaChance Winery and Estate Vineyard is proud to be Certified Sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
“A Destination Worth Knowing” only 25 minutes from San Jose or Palo Alto or 50 minutes from San Francisco, Cooper-Garrod is an historic family owned and operated estate winery. Located on hillsides above Saratoga, the vines capitalize on the sunny days, moderate nights, and long growing season of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Tasting Room open weekdays from 12-5pm, weekends from 11-5pm. “Come Taste Wine Where The Grapes Are Grown!”
Regale crafts a terroir-driven collection of elegant wines offered for taste and purchase at our winery and through our membership.
The romantic wine lover’s mantra echoes our core winemaking values at Regale; the finest wines borne in the vineyard and crafted by passionate hands and questioning minds achieve greatness primarily in relation to food and community. Every year we produce small lots of handcrafted wines from our estate-grown Pinot Noir vineyard and other remarkable vineyards located in California’s finest winegrowing appellations. Our wines typically show extraordinary finesse, provocative personality, balanced acidity and, remarkably, alcohol levels similar to our European counterparts.
With our primary enological focus on Pinot Noir and Cabernet, we also feature limited-production Italian varietals such as Sangiovese and Barbera as well as our popular Chardonnay. For a full list of current releases, please contact the winery.
Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard has been making European-style, food-friendly, cellar-worthy wines since 1975. We are well-known for making Pinot Noir that can age beautifully for three decades.
Our basic philosophy is that wine should dance with food and make the food/wine experience more than a sum of the ingredients. This means making wines with moderate alcohol and oak so that the true characteristics of the grape varieties are expressed. You won’t find any high-alcohol, jammy, oaky wines here.
In 2008 we launched a second brand, Quinta Cruz, which features only varieties that originated on the Iberian Peninsula but are now grown here in California. These Portuguese and Spanish varieties include Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Souzao, Graciano, and Tinto Cão.
After more-or-less hiding away in the mountains for 32 years, the winery moved into the city of Santa Cruz in 2008 and opened the first tasting room in our long history. We are located in an area where you can walk to many other tasting rooms nearby and are only a few blocks from the beach and Natural Bridges State Park.
Tasting RoomOpen: 7 days a week, 12-5pm303 Potrero Street #35Santa CruzCA95060workPleasant Valley Winery & Tasting RoomOpen: Weekends, 12-5pm1560 Pleasant Valley RoadAptosCA95003homePhone:(831) 724-5030 (Winery)workHome Phone:831-458-5030 (Tasting Room)homeWebsite:http://www.storrswine.com
Welcome to Storrs Winery. For those of you joining us for the first time, we are a small winery dedicated to the excellence that can be grown in the Santa Cruz Mountains and created from this special appellation’s fruit.
And to you long time devotees, we thank you for your continuing support. We think you will find this site informative and that it will enhance your appreciation of our unique wines.
At Storrs, with each new day, we strive to make the best, ever better. This thinking extends not only to each and every barrel, but to those choices along life’s path that move us daily from the expected to the exceptional.
Welcome to The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. We are dedicated to preserving the Mountain Winery’s history and restoring the property to its magnificent glory for the enjoyment of all. We are very proud to continue the tradition started by Paul Masson, and our committed team takes personal pride in creating innovative and memorable experiences for our guests.