Early Summer Fun Stuff At Crystal Basin Cellars

Early Summer Fun Stuff At Crystal Basin Cellars

The Winemaking is Done – Let’s Enjoy the Wine as Summer Kicks Off!

Next Weekend – May 25th! AND June 15th – Carson Road BBQ Series! Explore flavors and exercise your senses at Crystal Basin Cellars. We’ll be hosting barrel room tours featuring our 2023 wines and hosted sales efforts featuring three amazing local artisans:

Sweet Dreams Confections – Visual and Tasty Sweet Treats

Midnight Ember Candles – Hand-Crafted Candles With Amazing Scents

Swansboro Sourdough – Homemade and Hand-Kneaded Breads

Crystal Basin Cellars Summer Winery Events | Apple Hill Wineries | Wineries in the Foothills Wine Tasting Apple Hill | Summer BBQ Series

Our Ascendance and White Wines Clubs will run in early June.

Come up and taste the wines and make your selections!

Crystal Basin Cellars Summer Winery Events | Apple Hill Wineries | Wineries in the Foothills Wine Tasting Apple Hill

It’s time to start planning for your Amsterdam to Luxembourg Cruise next April with CBC and Amawaterways!

The epic scenery of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers and the compelling wines from the banks of those rivers will be featured highlights of this cruise. We’ve had two Most Excellent wine cruise experiences with our friends at Amawaterways and we eagerly look forward to this coming one as well!

Ready? Get out your calendars!

On June 8th (3pm) in Camino and on June 9th (5pm) at the Station in Folsom, we’re gathering with our travel agent and interested friends, fans and club members for a deep-dive Q&A session about next April’s trip. If you’ve ever wanted to explore Northern Europe, a relaxed and tasty tour with an enthusiastic group of CBC fans is an irresistible opportunity!


Crystal Basin Cellars Summer Winery Events | Apple Hill Wineries | Wineries in the Foothills | Amsterdam Cruise

Just in Time for July Fourth! Learn how to use your used corks to show the Red, White and Blue! Bring your patriotic self out and create some art with the Crystal Basin Station team on June 23rd from 6 to 8pm. The cost is $55, which includes supplies and a glass of wine. Please RSVP to 916-673-9440 or to RSVP@crystalbasin.com.

Crystal Basin Station Summer Winery Events | Folsom Wineries | Wine tasting in Folsom

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather and are planning to share some great wines with Friends and Family as the Patio Dining Season kicks off!

Cheers, The Crystal Basin Team

June Meau-Faux, Jacques Cousteau

June Meau-Faux, Jacques Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau, undersea explorer, writer, filmmaker

Born June 11, 1910, Jacques Cousteau was a visionary underwater Meau-Faux in the true tradition of the genre. The dude who actually invented breathing underwater no less! Spy, war hero, commando and cinematic pioneer, Cousteau perhaps did more to change the framework of human perception excepting perhaps the Wright Brothers. His films, exploration and risk-taking were part of the culture of discovery and wonder in the 1960 and his observations initiated much of the ecological consciousness that marks our conversations today. As a French Military Intelligence officer, Cousteau would have been quite familiar with rich and flavorful red wines and would have enjoyed them at almost every meal. We certain he would have been a big fan of Crystal Basin’s tasty red wines. We dedicate our Meau-Faux of the month for June to the legend of the sea – Jacques Cousteau.
May’s Meau-Faux Orson Welles

May’s Meau-Faux Orson Welles

Orson Welles was not just the ‘wine before its time’ guy. He was the guy who pioneered Fake News by scaring the bejezus out of Americans by announcing an alien invasion over the radio in 1938. Spoiler alert – it didn’t happen… Late in his career, he became well known as a (paid) California wine advocate on early TV ads. Welles was famous for almost creating many cinematic masterpieces. But the style of the time was to let the studio that owned the films do the editing and much of his best work was left uncompleted or hacked. Nonetheless, Citizen Kane is viewed as one of the best films of all time. Welles was also a magician, a theater actor and spent much of his professional life in Europe. His imposing presence and deep baritone voice made him a frequent guest on TV shows in the 70’s. We think that Welles’ wine quotes are best summed up with this gem: ‘The best way to learn about wine is to drink it.”
Dead Presidents Weekend

Dead Presidents Weekend

Every year we get questions about Dead Presidents Weekend. Because we are all about customer service and we’re always here to help, this year we are going to help you operate from a position of clarity. The basic premise is that you hit your safe deposit box and pull out stacks and stacks of valid US currency and trade us for wine. Some other highlights:
  1. There is a US law that will now allow living persons to be depicted on currency. So, all those Obama bucks you’ve got stashed won’t work.
  2. There is another law that says you can’t make your own currency. (Unless you are really, really good at it – then don’t tell us). So don’t bring that homegrown stuff either.
  3. For clarity – size does matter. To be specific, this is a Woody. It would be the best picture of a dead president you could EVER bring up to CBC:

4. If you don’t have a lot of Woodys at your house (of if you are fresh out), here’s what you can expect at CBC from the various presidential pictures on other forms of US currency:

a. $1 George Washington – All You Can Eat Pretzels!

b. $5 Abraham Lincoln – Glass of CB Bubbly or Renegade Red.

c. $20 Andrew Jackson – Your Choice of One Bottle of Any of Renegade Red or CB Bubbly – Tax Included!

d. $50 Ulysses Grant – Your Choice of any 3 Bottles of Any of Our Bistro Reds, Renegade Red, or Mystery Juice – Tax Included!

e. $500 William McKinley – This will get you a Big Daddy at CBC! Three Cases of Futures to Spread Out Over 2 Vintages!

f. $1,000 Grover Cleveland – A Big Daddy and 3 Cases of Wine to Take Home!

g. $5,000 James Madison – 1 Pallet (56 cases!) of Renegade Red or CB Bubbly – Your pIck!

h. $100,000 Woodrow Wilson – See Above – Bring About 45 of These and We’ll Give You the Keys to the Winery and the Forklift. No Kidding…

February 18 – 20, 2023

Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are highly recommended.



What’s this Oysterfest thing about?

Oysterfest 2023

March 11, 2023
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Camino, CA

Ahh – Oysters. Fresh Oysters tasting faintly of the sea. Slurped raw or bbq’d with garlic butter.

And Wine. Lovely fresh and enjoy a brisk afternoon in the Foothills.

And then, the combination of the two. Yeah now!

We call this yearly seafood feast our Oysterfest and we’ve hosted it for over 13 years now.

It’s a springtime chance to gather, enjoy some of the freshest oysters, sip a newly introduced white wine and tap your foot to some bluegrass music. Who’s in?

This event has been a bit nutty in the past. It makes it fun – but….

This year, we are asking for folks to pre-purchase their oysters. It helps us plan and helps us keep the cost of the oysters down for our customers.

Tickets are $25.00 each Includes 10 oysters and a glass of Crystal Basin Cellars wine.

Want more than 10 oysters? Ok, then. Add 10 more oysters for $15.00, up to 4 times!

But that’s the limit. Sorry, we have to cut you off at a maximum of 50 oysters total per order.

You don’t have to pre-order, but oysters at the event will be $2.00 each – with a minimum of ten. Oysters purchased ahead of time are 33% cheaper!

This is our winery’s birthday celebration as well, so expect some razzle-dazzle to go with your day!

Cheers to All!

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Join us at our Crystal Basin Cellars locations this February 2023 to celebrate our Meau-Faux, Johnny Cash.

Johny Cash Meau Faux Event | Crystal Basin Cellars Camino, CA & Crystal Basin Station Folsom CA

What is a Meau-Faux and why does Crystal Basin Celebrate them?

We are always seeking to identify and honor innovative leadership. We’ve created a way for us all to recognize and celebrate truly unique folks on their respective birthdays. Each month, Crystal Basin selects a special Meau-Faux who have made an indelible mark on the world in their own way. This moniker is not to be taken lightly. It takes a LOT to be a Meau-Faux. You have to get up early, stay up late, and in many specific cases, be able to party like a rockstar. We know these personalities and what they stand for instantly. By calling our attention to these leaders, we hope you’ll be able to pull some essence of their spirit into you daily life. They are, quite simply, Meau-Fauxs.

Why is the February 2023 Meau-Faux Johnny Cash?

February’s Meau-Faux has true gravitas. Johnny Cash is a storied, even legendary, icon in the mid-century American music scene. Starting out in the Country genre and graduating to the Alternative genre at the end of his life and career. Cash is both famous and locally infamous, as his indelible tie with Folsom and the Folsom Prison still shine bright. Talented, mercurial and passionate, Cash’s myriad contributions to the music world will extend far beyond his lifetime and we are all better for his efforts. Call us (530) 647-1767 to receive special pricing on our bagnum wines to celebrate our February Meau-Faux, Johnny Cash