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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  • Zinfandel

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

  • Grenache

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

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  • It's easy to #StayRad when you have @JeffIsRad in your corner. Check out his video tasting of 2010 BH Red here: http://t.co/2w08DxAa

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  • :) RT @intelectconfig: Filtering life through this bottle of Big House White. Everything seems okay.

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  • @WinePHX we're a little bias but um, we hear people are big fans of Big House White and our Birdman Pinto Grigio when temps rise

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  • Happy Wine Wednesday, Criminals! I hear Facebook is down.... does that mean Wine O' Clock comes early?

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  • @EmilyKayeLa We're so glad our Big House White surprised you in the best way!

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  • Sounds soooo delish! RT @CravingsLunatic: Fire Roasted Marinated Peppers http://t.co/Me1ab4ri via @dbcurrie

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  • @JeffIsRad DEAL!

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  • Loooved the post! RT @JeffIsRad: Just reviewed the 2011 Big House White on my blog. Good stuff! Here's the post... http://t.co/vqyeuoCj

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  • @SusanRLin Have you ever tried Big House Red? It's a great red blend with a number of interesting varietals in the mix!

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