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Clos LaChance Winery Santa Cruz Mountains

This operation founded in 1987 is producing an ever increasing number of wines. Most expensive are the Designate Series, details of which can be found on the winery website. Among the Reserve and Estate Series wines, Pinot Noir comes from the Santa Cruz Mountains, the estate Cabernet and Merlot are both good and well-priced. Recent […]

Bonny Doon Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains

Randall Grahm’s Bonny Doon operation may have an eccentric and off-the-wall approach to marketing and labelling but the wines are impressive and generally very fairly priced. Grahm has sold his interest in the Big House labels and his output is much closer to his original boutique size of operation. The Rhône varieties are the backbone […]

Big Basin Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains

A new name in the Santa Cruz Mountains, established in 1998, producing rich, characterful chocolatey Syrah from high altitude mainly estate-owned vineyards. These were originally planted nearly 100 years ago by French immigrants but the site had fallen into serious decay by the 1960s. Bradley Brown undertook a major project in restoring the site. The […]

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