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Black Ridge Vineyards

Our philosophy is simple: do whatever it takes to make great wine.

 

We craft limited production, award-winning, 100% estate grown wines. We intentionally plant vines in excess of our production needs to ensure a sufficient varietal mix without ever having to purchase grapes offsite. You’ll enjoy the inherent, discernible attributes of our vineyard in our rich, floral whites and decadent reds.

 

We are thrilled to have reopened our tasting room! Check out our calendar for tasting dates to plan your next visit.

 

We look forward to sipping some wine with you soon!

Wine Club

Wine Club

Vineyard

Vineyard

Wines

Wines

Events

Events

The Property

Black Ridge Vineyards is on 80 pristine acres, overlooking the majestic slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains only three miles outside of downtown Los Gatos. The estate’s elevation and geographic orientation is ideal for protection from the harsh coastal winds and lingering fog to receive a full day of sun. The vineyard microclimate also benefits from the Lexington Reservoir half a mile below. These perfect growing conditions are instrumental in producing high-quality, highly approachable wines.

This ‘best of the best’ barrel selection leads with scents unique to classic Cabernets such as peppercorn, black pepper, blackberry, and game. An abundance of velvety tannins and modest acidity make for a hedonistic start, middle, and end to this great effort.

 

~ Bill Brosseau, winemaker

2010 San Andreas Red

Wine Enthusiast: 91

Intense aromas of lemon, grapefruit, apple, mandarin orange are tamed by notes of brioche, cinnamon, and ginger. Upon taste, these same qualities flow seamlessly through the palate. While the acidity of this wine gives it a brisk first impression, it opens up nicely with a silky texture and multi-dimensional finish.

 

~ Bill Brosseau, winemaker

2014 Chardonnay

 

This wine opens up with a brilliant, floral and fruity aroma.  Notes of mango, peach, apricot, and vanilla bean jump to the front while floral characters rest in the background.  Upon taste, elements of mango and peach are matched by subtle acidity and silky texture.

 

~ Bill Brosseau, winemaker

2013 Viognier

Wine Enthusiast: 90

Beautiful aromas of ripe cherry, cloves, cola, pomegranate, anise, black pepper, and vanilla bean. Upon taste, these characters funnel into dried cherry, cranberry, anise, pomegranate, and cola notes. This wine has amazing texture of refined tannins surrounded by creamy richness.

 

~ Bill Brosseau, winemaker

2012 Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast: 92

BRV Wine Club

Interested in having a bit of JOY sent to your doorstep? Join our wine club!

 

You’ll enjoy:

 

  • BRV member exclusive wines
  • 20% off all additional purchases
  • complimentary tastings*
  • club discount for BRV events