Bonny Doon Vineyard

408-425-3625 328 Ingalls Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Based in Santa Cruz, the heartland of New Age thinking and dreaming, Bonny Doon Vineyard has a not so surprising history of idealism and innovation. Founded in 1983 by Randall Grahm, Bonny Doon is known for strikingly original wines made from “lesser” known grape varieties, the so-called vinous Ugly Ducklings. Originally focused on pinot noir, Bonny Doon Vineyard made its mark on the vinous world with its pioneering work with Rhône varieties and innovative production techniques. Since the adoption of Biodynamic® farming practices in 2004, Bonny Doon Vineyard wines evince a deeper sense of place, complexity, varietal expression and a noticeable sense of organization. We invite you to share in our most passionate and terrestrial expressions ~ the wines of Bonny Doon Vineyard. To all our Big House and Cardinal Zin Fans: In an effort to return to our roots and re-focus on the production of unique and distinctive, biodynamically produced wines truly expressive of place, President and Winemaker Randall Read more »

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Randall Grahm continues to craft wines that are far more than merely tasty @KansasCityStar

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  • Eccentric (and influential), pioneer ~ Thanks to @thedailymeal for the mention!

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  • Thanks to @nytimes Bonny Doon Vineyard deserves applause as a notable exception.

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  • The flying cigare has landed ~ at our new office on Mission Street #UFO

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  • Calling all VA Dewnies! Don't miss Randall Grahm at two very special Winemaker Dinners next week

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  • Ensimmäinen Rhône Ranger Randall Grahm ~ Read the article from Etiketti, page 6

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  • Dinner w- Randall Grahm & 14 of his Wines - a rare evening. June 10th @olivetooakland

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  • VOTE NOW - Randall's Blog, - Best Winery Blog 2013 Finalist!

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  • Bay Area DEWNies ~ Join us! Grand Cafe SF, Misfit Dinner Rabbit Menu this week

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  • Love their brand, love their people, love their tasting room...but man are their wines BAD. I mean just awful! All of em... is it just me?

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  • Is Bonny Doon still making The Heart Has Its Reislings?

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