Events/News

April 16, 2016: Silicon Valley Wine Auction

Join us for a celebration, wine and philanthropy! Welcome to the  2nd Annual  Silicon Valley Wine Auction benefiting the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF). Produced by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, the event will be held at Levi’s® Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers, on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  The multifaceted Silicon Valley Wine Auction […]

April 16, 2016: SCMWA Passport Day

Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. Over the last 20 years the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy wines produced by our […]

Valentine’s Day 2016: Special Offer

Left Bend has put together a special Valentine’s Day offer for you and your sweetheart. Visit our tasting room Valentine’s Day weekend and receive a tasting for two, a bottle of Left Bend wine of your choice and a 6 piece box of Chocolate Dream Box chocolate for one flat fee of $50.   Valid only […]

February 11, 2016: Art and Wine Reception at JCO’s Place Gallery

Left Bend will be hosting a wine reception at JCO’S Place • Fine Art • Los Gatos, this THURSDAY, February 11, from 6 to 8 pm, RSVP, for a special Art Opening / Meet & Greet with Massachusetts artist, Traeger di Pietro.  Join us in welcoming Traeger to his first EVER Bay Area show, titled XOXO, in celebration of Valentine’s […]

January 2016: Wine Of the Week – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Left Bend Winery’s Solera Mashup is a fascinating blend for drinkers of big reds. A blend of 50 percent syrah, 46 percent cabernet sauvignon and 4 percent cabernet franc, the winemaker not only combines multiple varieties but also vintages from multiple years to create an intense yet smooth red blend. With depth and complexity, the […]

2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners

Left Bend Winery won the following awards at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Left Bend Mashup V1  Double Gold 2013 Left Bend Pinot Noir – Muns Vineyard Silver 2012 Left Bend Syrah Silver 2013 Left Bend Cab Franc  Bronze

January 16, 2016: SCMWA Passport Day

Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. Over the last 20 years the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy wines produced by our […]

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Review: December 31,2015

Left Bend NV Mashup Solera V. 1 Red (Santa Cruz Mountains) 91 points: A perfectly named wine, this is a 50% Syrah, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc blend with equal quarters from the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 vintages. Aromas of purple flowers and fruits meld with beef jerky, ponzu sauce and black […]

Wine Enthusiast Magazine Review: December 2015

Left Bend 2011 Black Ridge Vineyard Syrah (Santa Cruz Mountains) Winemaker Gary Robinson named this brand after the San Andreas Fault, which caused the appellation that birthed this aromatic display of blueberry, lilac and hummingbird sage. Dense purple fruit flavors consume the hedonistic palate, which is bolstered by bacon fat, licorice and a strong and […]

November 27, 2015: Saratoga Wine Stroll

Left Bend Winery will be pouring at the Saratoga Wine Stroll on November 27, from 5 to 8pm. You can find us at Tasha’s mini cakes. It’s next to Starbucks and faces Blaney Plaza. Ticket information Hope to see you there.

November 21, 2015: SCMWA Passport day

Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. Over the last 20 years the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy wines produced by our […]

November 7, 2015: Fall Release Party

We invite you to join us in celebrating the release of three new wines at our tasting room in Los Gatos.   Come and taste our three new wines for fall and enjoy our cozy location. We will be serving the new releases with an assortment of cheese and other bites.  The wines are from two back to […]

November 8, 2015: Premier Cruz

9:30 to 2:30 at Mountain Winery This event is not to be missed!  Join us for a 3 part technical tasting session on the History of Mountain Cabernet Winemaking in California, Regional Identity: Cabernet Appreciation, and Vintage Cabernet Tasting from the Santa Cruz Mountains. The technical session will be followed by a wine tasting with Santa Cruz […]

October 16, 2015: Wine Harvest Dinner

Join us for a wine harvest dinner celebration under the stars at the Sesnon House at Cabrillo College. Enjoy an array of award winning wines produced by our local vintners and culinary delights prepared by the students of the Culinary Arts Department of Cabrillo College. Ticket includes wine reception and a four course dinner. All ticket […]

September 26, 2015: Grand Opening

Our Tasting room is now open. Our tasting room, located at 346 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, will be open Thursday-Saturday, noon – 7 pm,  and on Sunday from Noon – 4 pm. Tour of Left Bend club members receive complimentary tastings The event is open to the public for a $10 tasting fee. Tour of Left Bend […]

September 30, 2015: Downtown Campbell Wine Walk

Downtown Campbell Fall Wine Walk 2015 Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm Details and tickets at https://www.downtowncampbell.com/event/2015/09/downtown-campbell-fall-wine-walk-2015

October 3, 2015: San Mateo Wine Walk

2015 San Mateo Wine Walk, Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Enjoy an afternoon in Downtown San Mateo celebrating the 19th year of this community favorite.  Downtown merchants open their shops as Tasting Rooms where you can sip and savor wines from California’s best wine regions. Participating businesses partner with local restaurants or […]

September 18, 2015: Los Altos Wine Walk

5 to 9pm. Enjoy wine tastings from 18 wineries in our shops and galleries. Live music, light snacks, and strolling with your friends and neighbors will make this a wonderful evening in our charming downtown. The Wine Walk is a self guided tasting tour. The cost of your ticket includes an event program with map […]

Review: 2012 Cabernet Franc on WineMizer.net

Third party review by Wine Mizer: I wrote previously about Left Bend’s Syrah (see: http://www.winemizer.net/2013/12/left-bend-2010-syrah.html) and their Cabernet Sauvignon (see http://www.winemizer.net/2014/01/left-bend-2010-cabernet-sauvignon.html).  But I never discussed their Cabernet Franc – not because I didn’t like it.  In my tastings, I’m unable to catch up, most times, with everything a winery does, and too soon I’m off to an event or tasting another wine.  I […]