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Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room

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Address: 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6085
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+1 408-867-1012
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 20:00

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Great wines!

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... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 8 December 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 the time on the patio. It is very popular, so go early if you want... More 

Thank amyt48
Stockholm, Sweden
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 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 second stop so we got hungry and realized they have cheese and crackers for sale... More 

Thank johannajaakola
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 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!!

Thank PattiCNS
Richmond, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 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. Rather flat actually. We HIGHLY recommend Savannah Chanelle - a bit out of town, higher... More 

Thank Paige H
Saratoga, California
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Reviewed 28 June 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.

Thank Len F
Tustin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

The tasting room is very modern and you can actually sit while you taste. The man who waited on us was very informative about the wines and Levi Stadium. The only food they offer is packaged nuts, crackers and cheese.

Thank Suzfun60
Los Altos, California
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

There a little bit of heaven in downtown Saratoga when you can sit on Cinnabar's patio, listening to local musicians, with a glass of Malbec to accompany nibbles of cheeses and charcuterie!

Thank Melanie J
Dos Palos
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

I came in on a random Wednesday afternoon. The bar was full but the rest of the room completely open. I was greeted with a friendly smile immediately. They encouraged me to sit at bar, and they'd ask the other patrons to make room. But i decided to sit solo. The staff customized my tasting because I couldn't decide. I... More 

Thank AnnaMoC
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

let me preface this by saying that I don't drink and visited Cinnabar with a group of my business colleagues on a rainy Wednesday afternoon. That being said, the group enjoyed the wine and had both flights of tastings. They did prefer the Reserve list. They passed on the port but the staff gladly substituted another wine for them. There... More 

Thank Cazzie49
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

I am generally not a fan of offsite winery tasting rooms. I want the experience of the winery and these types of places don't have that kind of experience. With that in mind, I still enjoyed my brief visit here. The staff was friendly, the ambiance relaxed, and the wines were pretty good. This is a nice place for a... More 

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