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 […]

Wine and Food Holiday Festival at Vin Santo: December 7

Vin Santo Ristorante Wine and Food Holiday Festival is on December 7th from 2 to 5pm. Come and taste over 30 different wine from Italy, local and around the world wine Umberto Crafts BEERS and………. Umberto Amazing food Also have the opportunity to ask chef Umberto Wine pairing for your Holiday meals and new recipes […]

Left Bend joins SCMWA and will attend Premier Cruz: November 8

We are pleased to announce that Left Bend has become the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, SCMWA, newest member. The SCMWA is the regions collective voice for promoting Santa Cruz Mountains wines and wineries. By becoming a member, Left Bend can now participate in great local wine events. The first SCMWA event that we will […]

Third Party Review: Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet

Published by Hawk Wakawaka on 1 October 2014 Tasting Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet with Alder Yarrow As part of the VH1 Storytellers series, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson record an acoustic album together. For classic country fans, like myself, it’s a beautiful moment bringing two of the greats together. In the liner notes Cash explains […]

Fellom Ranch on Montebello Road

This harvest, we are excited to be getting Cabernet Sauvignon from the Fellom Ranch in Cupertino. It’s always fun to discover a new vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains and a vineyard owner passionate about growing premium fruit.
A small mountain vineyard with stressed vines and concentrated fruit… it’s exactly what we look for to make distinctive, age-worthy Santa Cruz Mountains wine.

Bottling Day

Back in October of 2010, I picked-up my first fruit from Black Ridge Vineyards in Los Gatos and probably dreamed of this day, and now, after three harvests, 27 months in barrel, and a lot of help from friends, the first vintage is ready to bottle.

The winery is in San Martin, California with views to the west of the Santa Cruz Mountains where I source fruit from small mountain vineyards. The name “Left Bend” actually refers to a slight leftward bend in the San Andreas Fault, which helped these mountains form.