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Big Basin Vineyards

Big Basin Vineyards Big Basin Vineyards was founded in 1998 on an historic site in the Santa Cruz Mountains next to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The old ranch property was first settled in the late 1800s. Wine grape cultivation had been started by French immigrants by the early 1900s and continued until 1965 when the property was sold by Justin Lacau, who had named the property "Frenchy's Ranch", to a timber company. By the 1990s, all that remained of the vineyards were redwood stakes and scattered vines hidden by brush and poison oak bushes. Our mission has been to restore this historic vineyard site using modern, sustainable viticultural methods. Drainage and erosion problems have been corrected, while we have nutured the soil with organic composts and cover crops. Over 90% of the estate is being preserved in its natural state. Mountain lions, bobcats, deer, fox, and coyotes are all found in this forest ecosystem. It is our hope that someday the redwood forest surrounding the vineyards will once again achieve the stature of a premeval old growth forest.


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830 Memory Lane, Boulder Creek, CA, US, 95006 Email:
Phone: 831-621-8028 Web:
Fax: 831-338-8050
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  Fairview Ranch Syrah
A new offering, this single vineyard bottling of Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah offers velvety mouthfeel along with seductive wildberry fruit.
  Mandala Syrah
A compelling cuvee of 100% Syrah from the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Santa Lucia Highlands.
  Rattlesnake Rock Syrah
The long cool growing season set the stage for the most rockin Rattlesnake yet. Concentrated, strong mid palate, intense fruit and balanced.


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