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Black Ridge Vineyards Partners with Lexington Ridge Inn for Tasting Room Location

Trial Weekend on 10/14 & 10/15

11am-5pm Each Day

Park at Black Ridge Vineyards (18570 Black Rd.) and then take our shuttle to Lexington Ridge Inn (18501 Bear Creek Rd.) for tasting


 Hello to all of our BRV members and patrons.

As you may know, we have recently been working with a couple who are wine club members with us here at BRV, Terry Theisen and Jackie Lefton. They have lived here on Bear Creek Road for years raising their family, who are all grown and out of the house now. With their passion for entertaining, they have enjoyed hosting many events over the years, which is what sparked this venue adventure.

The venue is a mix of style and comfort with a view of Lexington Reservoir on side and our BRV Vineyards on the other. We think this location will be an ideal fit for a one weekend per month tasting room, but we would like your feedback as well. We are hosting a "trial weekend" on October 14th and 15th to have our members, patrons and friends come and join us for tasting at this venue.

Tasting fees are $15 per person. If you are a member of our wine club, up to 2 tastings may be comped for you. We will have a selection of four wines on the tasting menu and some light snacks available, as well as water and lemonade for our non-drinkers. The lawn area will have some table and blanket seating, along with a couple lawn games for all to enjoy.

We would like your honest opinions and feedback so that we can proceed with that in mind. We are doing a trial to see what works well and doesn't work well for us as the winery, and them as the venue, and you as the customer. Please bear with us a bit, as it will take a us a few occasions to work out the kinks, but this is a very promising opportunity for all and we hope that you can help us to make it exceptional.

We look forward to the opportunity to spend more time with our members and customers and hope that you will bring your family and friends to spend an hour, an afternoon, or even a weekend with us. See you soon!

For a bit more on Lexington Ridge Inn, please read below. We hope that you will enjoy this venue for our tasting room, but also consider it for any of your social or corporate events as well. It is a fabulous space that lends itself well to transformation for any special occasion. BRV wine packages and private tastings are an option for each booking, and your event needs will be addressed by their on-site concierge service. It truly is a unique place and we are enthused to recommend this location as our preferred venue.

Jackie Lefton and Terry Theisen welcome you to the Lexington Ridge Inn. We are excited to partner with Jim and Fred to host you at a new venue for enjoying their fine wines in the beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills. Our goal is to create the warmest and most satisfying experience for you and your guests, with all of the comforts of home.

Located just three miles from downtown Los Gatos and just down the hill from Black Ridge Vineyards - we are just around the corner, yet miles away. The intimate and secluded setting is on four deeply wooded acres at the gateway to the Santa Cruz Mountain wine appellation as well as beautiful parks easily accessed for picnicking, hiking, biking and fishing. Relax on the Inn's expansive porch and enjoy the views and a glass of wine while watching heron, geese, red tail hawks and deer, meander around the property.

The Lexington Ridge Inn is the perfect setting for weddings, social events and corporate retreats. Gather with friends and family to enjoy your favorite cult movies under the stars. Executive retreats foster comradery among a team by indulging them in a range of activities. Celebrate your very special occasions with family and friends in a intimate setting with full use of our venue and inn.



Latest Wine Reviews From Wine Enthusiast: 


2013 Viognier = 90

2011 Pinot Noir = 92

2012 Pinot Noir = 92

2013 Pinot Noir = 93

2009 San Andreas Red = 92

2010 San Andreas Red = 91

2011 San Andreas Red = 92

2012 San Andreas Red = 89

2013 Cheryl's Chardonnay = 91

2014 Cheryl's Chardonnay = 88

2013 Barn Block Reserve Pinot Noir = 91

2014 Barn Block Reserve Pinot Noir = 88