When you need a break from your everyday routine, choose a place with fresh mountain air, lakeside calm, and small-town charm. Point your compass to Big Bear Lake and create a getaway that has everything you need for ultimate relaxation including water sports in the warm months and snow sports in the winter. There are a wide variety of activities for visitors of all ages, but sometimes the adults of the group need to sneak away for some adults-only fun. There is a myriad of wineries across the state of California, and plenty offer wine tasting in Big Bear. Some require a bit of travel, so you’ll want to designate a driver before heading out.
Enjoy the luxury of a private wine tasting right in Big Bear. There are wineries and distilleries all throughout the state of California, producing some of the best wines in the United States – and Big Bear has one of them. Barrel 33 is located in Big Bear and offers a full list of red and white wines, along with ales, hard cider, hard seltzer, and more. Try their wines with the selection of food pairings available. Come for the tasting and take your favorite or favorites back to your accommodations to celebrate a special occasion or pair with a home-cooked meal. Barrel 33 is located at 40754 Village Drive in Big Bear. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wolf Creek Resort
The Wine Room at the Wolf Creek Resort is a Big Bear winery like no other. Located right on the lake, they produce their own wine with grapes from their vineyard and around Big Bear. They have an extensive wine selection including reds, whites, and many other varieties. Enhance the experience with one of their offered pairings of “small plates” including featured menu items, cheese platters, specialty salads, meat platters, and other pairings. The Wine Room is only open Thursday-Sunday with limited hours.
Sycamore Ranch Vineyard & Winery
Located further afield of Big Bear in Lake Arrowhead, CA, the wine is worth the drive. Choose from reds, whites, rose, and more. Enjoy a 90-minute tasting at the scenic location’s wine bar. Each sip can be savored at the outdoor wine barrel umbrella tables or experience a “picnic style” tasting on the lawn – bring your own chairs and blankets and enjoy in your own way. Weekend tastings can include a charcuterie board, but tastings throughout the week do not. On those days you are invited to bring your own. Make sure to designate a driver before heading out. Tastings are by appointment only, Fridays 1 and 3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Call 909-338-1725 for tasting reservations.
North Cork Vineyard & Winery
This exclusive vineyard and winery is a locally-owned and operated establishment known for amazing wine tasting in Big Bear. It’s located on the North Bench of Yucaipa, CA, so you’ll have to designate a driver before making the journey. Book a tasting and enjoy each sip, as well as the picturesque views of the valleys below at the outdoor wine bar. Opt for a tasting flight to search for a favorite, then order by the glass or bottle. The winery is only open Friday-Sunday evenings, and tasting space is limited. North Cork is located at 9677 Yucaipa Ridge Road in Yucaipa, CA. Hours are limited to Friday-Saturday 5-10 p.m. and Sunday 3-8 p.m. They also host special events like sip and paint activities. Call 909-838-0721 for tasting reservations and register separately online for special events.
Enjoy the unique experience of an apple orchard, winery, and cidery. The family-owned orchard is buzzing with activity, from wine- and cider-making, wine tasting, raspberry picking, and much more. Ingredients are California-sourced when possible. Taste the offerings in the beautiful picnic area that features the oldest Italian chestnut tree. Schedule a wine or cider tasting with appropriate snacks, then purchase a bottle to take back to your accommodations. Visit the orchard at 39400 Oak Glen Road in Oak Glen, CA Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 909-256-0405 for reservations.
Tasty Wineries Near Big Bear
You came for lakeside calm and mountain air relaxation, and to taste some truly unique wines. Add privacy and luxury by booking a vacation rental Big Bear Vacations. Pour a glass of the wine you picked up during a tasting to pair with a home-cooked meal in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Watch a movie or TV show or enjoy a lake calm sunset. Choose a cozy one-bedroom for a smaller group, all the way up to a sprawling five-bedroom so you and all your loved ones can come explore the wines of Big Bear and California. No matter how far your search for the perfect California wine takes you, Big Bear Vacations has a vacation rental that is just right for you. Book a premium unit for luxury upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!
Contact us today to book and take the first step toward planning your Big Bear wine tasting getaway!