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Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room

Opens in 14 min: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Great wines!

We went in the evening, when the tasting room becomes a wine bar. Their pinot noir was really... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2016
San Jose, California
Relaxing after work

We have been enjoying our Friday afternoons at Cinnabar. Glass or bottle of wine, some music on the... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2016
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  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6085
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Cinnabar wine. The tasting room did not disappoint. We brought a picnic and enjoyed tasting several. Mercury Rising remains our top choice. Great staff and nice location.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JeriLG
Reviewed February 10, 2018

While the tasting room is chic, especially the deck overlooking the little town, the wines are not anything to go out of your way for - inoffensive, but generally light on flavor without much complexity. This is not Ridge winery.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank sunshine_susan
Reviewed August 10, 2017

As a Saratoga Chamber of Commerce Board Member, we love to support our local merchants. Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room is located at the end of Big Basin Way, it has a great indoor atmosphere and outdoor upper deck and lower patio. They have music on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lmbutlar
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We visited here for the first time and had a wonderful time. We took our dog and sat on the patio. Evening though it was a warm day, there was a nice breeze. We were particularly impressed by their chardonnay that was aged in oak....More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed December 8, 2016

We went in the evening, when the tasting room becomes a wine bar. Their pinot noir was really good. We purchased some cheese and crackers from their food area (there is no menu for food, just like snacks). They had a live band playing at...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank amyt48
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Slipped by Saratoga and got here by high ratings of the place... The wine tasted great, not much of a tasting though... It was not overcrowded but still we did not get that much of explanation of the wines of our flights. This was our...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank johannajaakola
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We have been enjoying our Friday afternoons at Cinnabar. Glass or bottle of wine, some music on the patio- great way to decompress after work. We even picked up our trawler of Mercury Rising during the release weekend!!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank PattiCNS
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Ugh. It started with a lack of warmth on the greeting. Then wine tastings were slung at us like eggs at a diner. No elaborate descriptions. No personality. No love. We were just another $15/person. And to boot, the wines were not even that great....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Paige H
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Used to be outstanding. Then it got way too popular. Overpriced, too trendy. Can't get service, their knowledgeable wine servers are gone. Too bad they forgot their loyal customers. Dropped their wine club when average price per shipment doubled.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Len F
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Was offered a free tasting by the Saratoga Oaks Lodge next door so stopped in and was very impressed. Tasting room is light and cool and they have a quiet street-side patio our front. Wine was excellent buying both a chardonnay and a red blend....More

Thank Gary S
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