Review: 92 Points – 2016 Sierra Morena Bordeaux Style Blend – Wine Enthusiast

Elegant lines of plum and berry meet with a strong mineral streak of dust and crushed gravel on the nose of this blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc. There is a strong stony kick to the well-structured palate, which also shows blackberry, baking-spice and roasted meat flavors. DATE PUBLISHED 7/1/2020 MATT KETTMANN@mattkettmannContributing […]

Review: 93 points – 2016 Pinot Noir Gali Vineyard – WINE ENTHUSIAST

There’s a bright red-fruit component of candied cherry to the nose of this bottling, but the dominant aromas of redwood and pine are classic for the region. That herbal forest influence shows on the palate, where juniper, cedar and pine-needle spice the mulberry fruits.  Date Published 5/1/2020 MATT KETTMANN@mattkettmannContributing Editor

Now Open

Left Bend is now open for outdoor tastings. Reservations are required and we are using Open Table for reservations. Reservations will start from 2 pm in 1-hour increments and last for 45 minutes. We are looking forward to serving you in the newly installed parklets on N. Santa Cruz Avenue in front of Left Bend. This space is […]

Curbside Pickup – Fridays and Saturdays

As we continue with our shelter in place safety considerations, we hope you are well and weathering these interesting times. At Left Bend, we have been continuing our winery work and currently have been labeling our 2019 Fiz Nat.  We would like to offer you the ability to restock your wine cabinet with some of […]

Tasting Room Temporary Closed

After further consideration of the virus outbreak and what we can do to help prevent its spread, Richard and I have made the thoughtful decision to close the tasting room until further notice. We will continue to make deliveries and ship orders placed at To inquire about same day delivery, email us at We would […]

COVID-19 Update

We know you all love great wine! To keep the wine flowing and at the same time be responsible to our local community, we are moving to a “By Appointment Only” schedule.The State of California has issued guidance that public gatherings of greater than 250 people be canceled and that smaller gatherings provide adequate space […]

10 Year Anniversary – Sept. 7

We’re celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary of Trailblazing and wanted to show our deep appreciation for your support through the years.  We could not have done it without you – our local friends enjoying locally sourced and hand-crafted wines from the Santa Cruz mountain region. So, we’re throwing a party! Join us at our Los Gatos […]

Winery Open House: May 6, 2017 (Club Member Event)

Left Bend Winery will be hosting an open house at the winery on May 6, 2017 from 12 to 5 pm. Gary will be providing barrel samples and pouring our current releases. Club members may also taste the wines Gary makes for Miramar Vineyards. Winery is located at 12255 New Avenue, San Martin.

May 20 to May 22, 2016: PINOT PARADISE – Taste of the Mountains

Come sip, sample and enjoy three days meandering your way through the many Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Taste through barrel samples, enjoy the experience of meeting our winemakers and participate in personal tours of the vineyards. Tickets can be purchased online or at any participating winery. Ticket price is […]

May 14, 2016: New release party

Celebrate with Left Bend and our new releases.  Noon to 5pm. 2015 Rose’ 2014 Viognier Mashup v2 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

April 29, 2016: Winemaker dinner at Savory Kitchen

Join us Friday, April 29, 2016 6:30pm-9:30pm Join us at the Savory Kitchen for Left Bend Winemaker’s Dinner where Gary will be joining Savory Kitchen to give a great overview of Left Bend and the vineyards they source from in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Crispy Polenta Cake and Gremolata paired with Left Bend 2013 Viognier TBD Course paired with Left […]

April 20, 2016: Campbell Wine Walk

We have 30 great merchants and 30 wonderful wineries paired up for what we expect to be an amazing evening in Downtown Campbell. Left Bend will be pouring at the Celtic Shop.

May 7, 2016: Saratoga Wine Stroll

Left Bend Winery will be pouring at the Saratoga Wine Stroll on May 7, from 2:30 to 6pm.   Ticket information Hope to see you there.

Left Bend Monthly Photo Contest

Join our ‪#‎enjoyleftbend‬ photo contest and WIN A BOTTLE OF WINE. To enter: 1) Follow us on Instagram or Facebook 2) Post a Left Bend inspired photo on Instagram @LeftBend or on our Facebook page at 3) Tag the photo #enjoyleftbend Here are the rules: Must be 21+ years old to enter and claim a prize. A […]

April 30, 2016: Los Gatos Wine Walk

Sip tastings from local wineries! Walk through Downtown Los Gatos to enjoy wine tasting and food samples at local shops, restaurants, and under the tall trees of Plaza Park.   When: Saturday April 30, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM PDT   Purchase Tickets here

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 […]