Huge Bear Wines are a celebration of the rich viticulture heritage and the rugged, individualistic spirit that embodies California, and more specifically, Sonoma County. The winery blends the finest grapes from Sonoma County’s premier wine growing regions, including mountainside grapes from Knights Valley. These Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc bottling are produced in very small quantities (less than 500 cases) and offer consumers an intense, yet balanced, full and fleshy style that showcases a distinct sense of place.
Red Table Wines
Red Table Wines
Wine in Campbell? Here is a gem tucked away in the most unexpected of areas. It's right off of Winchester Blvd, easy to visit if you know it's there.
The staff was great and wines are amazing. Vicky was very warm and welcoming. We went on a Friday evening it was busy but still attentive to our needs.One of the bigger wineries, open to the public, that gets a lot of foot traffic. But heck, the wines are great! so no complaining. Some really unique blends mixed in with the more traditional. Their at the vineyard only Gewurztraminer was heaven and the Ridiculous Red plus some good Cabs and solid Sauvignon Blanc.
Peter Franus Wine Company produces the following wine varietals: Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Rhone Varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. By Appointment Only
Vines were plentiful in 1867 in Placer County. As gold was depleted the miners switched to planting vineyards and orchards to make a living. Secret Ravine's property at one time produced Zinfandel and Tokay grapes. In later years the vines were removed and cows grazed the area. In the late 1900’s the property was used for the raising and training of horses, consequently the need for the large barn (now the winery). In 1998 one acre of the property was once again returned to the production of wine grapes. Currently Secret Ravine has 3.5 acres producing, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera and Sauvignon Blanc.
Hours are Sat. and Sun. from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
In 1996, Danny Villamin planted nine acres of grapevines in his backyard. Before he could see the fruits of his and his wife's labor, The Highway 58 Fire destroyed thousands of acres, including his new vineyard planted only months earlier. The fire destroyed everything but the house and his woodworking shop.
Danny and Nieves replanted the vines in soil that became richer from the embers. Since the fire, Eden Canyon Vineyards has produced small production, handcrafted wines, that have earned accolades, including “Best Value Wine 2006” by Master Sommelier Luis de Santos. It must have something to do with the fire, snow, and occasional earthquakes.
Since its founding in 2005, Carica Wines has stayed true to its vision. Producing small lots of single-vineyard designated wines, Carica makes Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Sauvignon Blanc. In addition, Carica Wines produces a Rhône-style red blend, combining Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Winemaker Charlie Dollbaum has also added a Rosé to the Carica portfolio.Carica Wines is a new winery started in 2005 by two friends, Dick Keenan and Charlie Dollbaum, to produce small lots of premium Sonoma County wines. They produce 2 wines for now. A Sauvignon Blanc and the kick ranch Syrah.
The Syrah is very balanced. Very nice ruby red color. It has a very long finish of dark chocolate, pepper and smoked meat. Big rich dishes would benefit from this wine. I will be excited to try there Sauvignon Blanc when it comes in. After all it is one of my favorite Varietals.
When B Cellars’ founder Jim Borsack first encountered his partner Duffy Keys at a fourth of July barbeque in 2002, both executives were exploring new life paths in the wine business. Over a drop of the good stuff, of course, their journeys became intertwined when they discovered that they not only shared the same tastes in wine but were also on parallel missions to acquire vineyard property.
Demetria Estate produces two separate portfolios of wines including, Burgundian varietals and Rhone-style blends that capture the singularity of the vineyards and the region from which they originated.
The Burgundian offerings comprise of varietal honest manifestations of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, farmed sustainably in the Santa Rita Hills appellation of Santa Barbara County.
The Rhone blends feature a rich, aromatic array of wines that are well-balanced, and intensely flavorful. The Rhone blends are styled after the famous Chateauneuf du Pape reds and are made from varieties of Syrah, Mourvedre, and Grenache. The white Rhone wines are blends of Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc.
Try the 2008 Primativo - spicy, black pepper,complexity, a real treat. On Saturdays they have live music to go along with great wine tasting. Gary and Christina Smith continue the fine art of winemaking and vineyard tending that Gary’s father began with his three sons. Now with three sons of their own, the Smiths handcraft small lots of classic varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Primitivo, Syrah and Chardonnay from their 10 acre certified organic vineyard near Grass Valley, CA.