About Bonny Doon
Situated in the heart of California, the Bonny Doon Winery is an iconic vineyard known worldwide for its quality wines. This picturesque winery epitomises the romantic idea of fine winemaking. Its story is steeped in history, charm and of course, abundant vintages.
Bonny Doon opened its doors in 1983 in Santa Cruz, California. The founder, Randall Grahm, is a pioneer in the wine realm. He is well known for his experimentation and innovation in viticulture, quickly earning the nickname "The Rhone Ranger". It was under Grahm’s visionary leadership, Bonny Doon garnered global recognition.
The vineyard’s chief aim is to break the shackles of traditional winemaking and to experiment with different varieties of vines. This has resulted in a wide array of beautifully handcrafted wines with distinct character, including fan favourites such as “Le Cigare Volant” and “Vin Gris de Cigare”.
At Bonny Doon, sustainable winemaking is paramount. The winery has adopted rigorous Biodynamic farming methods which look beyond organic focusing on the entire farm as a living organism Environmentally friendly vine growing practices are employed to ensure a bright future for winemaking whilst leaving minimal impact on the earth. Moreover, they strive to express the purest form of the grape, with minimum intervention, preserving the distinct 'terroir' in every bottle.
Visitors can soak in the enticing atmosphere of the winery; touring through the spasmodically interspersed vineyards and exploring the wine cellars with a glass of one of the remarkable vintages in hand.. The hospitality of the staff completes the experience, making a trip to Bonny Doon one never to forget.
In a nutshell, Bonny Doon Winery paves the way for what wine can be perceived as. With a spectrum of complex yet delightful flavours, their wines truly offer a memorable sip of the Golden State itself. Indeed, this vanguard vineyard is one well worth a visit for any wine connoisseur and enthusiast alike.
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