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 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 […]

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/

April 18, 2015: 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 […]

March 21 and 22, 2015: Pinot Paradise Weekend

Once a year the Santa Cruz Mountains celebrates Pinot Noir with a weekend of events. This year SCMWA has lined up a number of wineries to open on Saturday March 21, from noon to 5. Come sip, sample and enjoy a day meandering your way through the many Pinot Noir producers of the Santa Cruz […]

Passport: Wine Tasting

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 […]

SCM Passport: Thank You

It was great seeing everyone Saturday for the quarterly Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Day! Thank you to everyone who came by to taste our Santa Cruz Mountains wines. We hope you enjoyed it. If you missed it this time, the next Passport Day will be April 18, and we will be pouring at the same […]