Big Basin Vineyards

Boulder Creek, CA

Our Story

Big Basin Vineyards is terraced into a steep hillside first planted to grapevines by French immigrants more than 100 years ago. Our estate and our carefully selected partner vineyards are all located at sites in the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains that are as beautiful as they are exceptional for grape growing. We farm organically, time our harvests to capture intensity and elegance, and practice minimal-intervention winemaking. Our goal is to produce aromatic and ethereal wines that transparently and authentically express terroir and variety.

Visit Us

Tasting Room:

Yes

Hours:

Friday 5:30 PM -- 9:30 PM

Saturday 12:00 PM -- 5:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM -- 5:00 PM

Address:

830 Memory Lane, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006

Meet the Team

Bradley Brown & Blake Yarger

Winemakers

Bradley is our founder, vineyard manager, and guide, uncompromising in his commitment to producing authentic and compelling wines, farming organically, and working with the best vineyard sites throughout the Santa Cruz and Gabilan Mountains. Under the guidance of Rhône Ranger John Alban, Bradley planted our Rattlesnake Rock Estate vineyard in 2000, vinified our first vintage in 2002, and built our winery in 2003 using redwoods sustainably harvested from the Estate. Bradley presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association.

Blake joined our team as Winemaker in 2017, bringing 10 years of experience producing beautiful terroir-driven Pinot Noir and Syrah. In addition to winemaking, he has studied agroecology, horticulture and viticulture. Blake is the one you will find late at night in the winery doing punch downs with a smile on his face as the fermentations move along. If he’s not winemaking or walking the vineyard, he’s probably riding his bike in the hills or hiking in the backwoods.