Big House Wines

925-583-1568 1777 Metz Rd
Soledad, CA 93960
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The Big House wines were born of the subversive notion that the California climate is more hospitable to the rollicking, sun loving grapes of Mediterranean France, Italy and Spain than some other varieties that should probably remain nameless (eg: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and merlot). In the big house we have gone back to our roots, blending these distinct varieties to create a far more complex wine that elegantly matches a wide variety of cuisine, from pizza, to BBQ ribs and roast chicken. Why Is It Called Big House? Our Soledad Winery in Monterey County, is a mere ankle iron’s toss from the Soledad State Correctional Facility, aka The Clink, The Slammer, The Hoosegow, The Cooler. Our vineyard portrayed next to The Pokey in a visually benevolent milieu likely not familiar to the “residents” of the Big House, yields a most compelling wine. The Big House actually resides on an oenophilic temporal door between California and the Mediterranean. Our winemaking philosophy is driven by several Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • I have the boxed pinot evil. The spigot on the box malfunctions! It is EXTREMELY difficult to open and close. Which caused a great amount of spillage! This is probably not important to you, but....I just wanted you to know how frustrating!!! I never had this happen with other brands.

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  • 2011 Big House White wines Best of Show and Georgetta Dane won Best Woman Winemaker at 2012 International Women's Wine Competition!

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  • Sept. is Nat. Women's Achievement Month. Show your love for our Warden, Georgetta Dane on our FB page:

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  • We are all about ENDLESS SUMMER! RT @WineEveryday: @BigHouseWines | White Wine Trio | Because Summer Never Really Ends

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  • Niiiiiice RT @Winetrax: @BigHouseWines Our users rate it very high Big House Winery White - 92 pts ... A steal for the complexity

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  • So who thinks those refs from the Green Bay - Seattle game last night should be sent to the big house?

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  • @sprint_mgmt You're a Big House All Star!

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  • @sprint_mgmt Our facilities in Soledad are closed to the public, but our wines are poured at the Underdog Wine Bar!

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  • @Yellow_lego We're phasing out the old Slammer Syrah and bringing in the Slammer Sweet Shiraz!

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  • TGIF everyone!

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  • We're going to make Big House themed e-cards available via the FB page next month! Got any funny one-liners you'd like to see?

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  • This is really one of my favorite wineries. Good wine, California style, forget Europe! This is fun wine, good price, great taste.

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  • I am trying to find Big House tomato sauces. I purchased a couple of quarts a couple years ago and have not been able to find them since. Is this the same Big House?

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