Left Bend Food – Wine Pairing: An Emotional Experience

By Brandy Miceli, Have you ever tasted something so remarkably delectable that it actually brought tears to your eyes? I had this exact experience with a course at the last Left Bend Food-Wine Pairing event on May 17. I know, it sounds cheesy—yes, some cheese was involved—but ultimately it was the divine flavor combination between a […]

Valley of Left Bend Fiz Nat: Vanumanutagi Vineyard

By Brandy Miceli. On the southeastern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains lies the vineyard where Left Bend sources Syrah for its Fiz Nat sparkling rosé and its Mashup. Vanumanutagi Vineyard, located on Redwood Retreat Road at the base of Mount Madonna, has a history that is as unique as the characteristics that make its grapes […]

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 […]

Special In House Wine Tasting

Winemaker Gary Robinson available to pour Before the vines awake from their winter dormancy, Gary would like to give you the opportunity to get close and personal with Left Bend’s wine. This is a perfect opportunity for you to host a private wine tasting at your house for up to 16 friends. Gary will bring […]

Left Bend Whole Cluster Syrah

My friend Richard and I recently picked up a half ton of beautifully ripe Syrah from Ruben Balderas at Black Ridge Vineyards in Los Gatos. Ruben’s crew met me at the vineyard at 7 AM to harvest the grapes in the cool morning air. Black Ridge sits at an elevation of about 1,000 feet and […]