Events/News

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 […]

August 13, 2015: Mountain View Wine Walk

Left Bend will pour at Mountain View’s 3rd Annual Wine Walk being held on Thursday, August 13, 2015 Thursday, August 13 • 5:30pm-9:00pm • Castro Street $30 Advanced Tickets ($35 cash at the door, while supplies last) To buy tickets online, click on Brown Paper Tickets: ADVANCED TICKETS Sold Downtown through Noon August 13: Allure Salon • […]

July 19, 2015: WINO, 33rd Annual BBQ with Wineries of the Santa Cruz Mtns.

33rd Annual BBQ with Wineries of the Santa Cruz Mtns. Wineries: Burrell School BurrellSchool.com, Downhill Cellars DownhillWine.com, Kathryn Kennedy Winery KathrynKennedyWinery.com, Left Bend Winery LeftBend.com, Muccigrosso Vineyards Muccigrosso.com Naumann Vineyards NaumannVineyards.com, Testarossa Winery Testarossa.com (currently confirmed)   WHEN: Sunday July 19, 2015, Tasting 5:00pm. Dinner at 6:30.   WHERE: Nonno’s Italian Garden 21433 Broadway Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95033 (408)353-5633 Hwy 17 before Summit Rd, turn right into Redwood Estates, keep going up and it’s across the street from […]

July 18, 2015: Santa Cruz Mountains Passport

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 […]

Join the Left Bend Wine Club

In June 2010, when I was starting Left Bend, I convinced a vineyard manager to sell me enough fruit to make 60 cases of Syrah and 35 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon.  After aging that wine for over two years in barrel and another half year in bottle, we released it and it quickly sold out. […]

June 10, 2015: Japantown Wine Walk

Left Bend will be pouring at the San Jose Japantown wine walk on June 10 from 5-8 PM. More details can be found on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/349314848600383/

June 13, 2015: New Release Party at Stilettos Wine Bar 1-5 pm

Left Bend release party will be at Stilettos Wine Bar in Saratoga from 1 to 5 pm.  in addition to providing small bites. Please come on out and say hello. The event is open to the public for a $10 tasting fee. Tour of Left Bend Wine Club members taste for free and enjoy a 25% discount on all […]