December Meau-Faux Kit Carson

December Meau-Faux Kit Carson

Join us at our Crystal Basin Cellars locations this December to celebrate our December Meau-Faux, Kit Carson.

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 December Meau-Faux Kit Carson?

Kit Carson was a pioneering Meau-Faux who helped define the American West. Literally blazing trails where no European explorers had visited before, he was responsible for exploring new trails to the west, including the Oregon Trail partnered up with fellow early explorer John Fremont. He was a badass frontier warrior who participated in the Bear Flag Revolt, the Mexican American War and the Civil War. No, he was not particularly nice to the locals during some of these episodes. His exploits included pioneering what is now Highway 88. He settled in New Mexico and we think he is a true American Meau-Faux. Join us at either location on December 24, 2022, to take advantage of a special offer on our bagnum wine Meau-Faux in honor of the our December Meau-Faux Kit Carson.
Ugly Sweater Contest

Ugly Sweater Contest

Ugly Sweater Contest December 10, 2022 11:00am – 5:00 pm

Step away from your Amazon account and embrace your inner tacky this Saturday at Crystal Basin. 11 to 5pm in Camino and Noon to 6pm-ish at the Crystal Basin Station in Folsom. It’s Back! Gussy up your Festive self and Sport your Bestest Ugly Christmas Sweater at either (or both) of our tasting rooms on Saturday. We’ll make it worth your while with tastings and wine specials that you can’t get from dudes with their own spacecraft. Better yet, make it to Camino and we’ll go out on a Kazoo Caroling run to our neighboring wineries! Finally! You don’t need to know the words – just hum along. Trust me, our neighbors look forward to this festive event each year with what can only be described as Yuletide Glee. Crystal Basin wishes you Good Health and the Best of the Season!

Bad Santa Contest December 10, 2022 11:00am – 5:00 pm

Portray your best Bad Santa and you could win a prize!
December Wine of the Month : CB Bubbly

December Wine of the Month : CB Bubbly

Visit us at any of our Crystal Basin Cellar locations during the month of December for a special tasting featuring our Wine of the Month, CB Bubbly!

Ah Bubbly! Our sparkling wine offering – CB Bubbly – is less profound than it is fun. Our Bubbly appeals to all levels of wine lovers and serves as a faithful ‘first course’ for our wine tasting efforts at our locations and when we’re out doing roadshows. Just a bit sweet and just a bit crisp, we think that our Bubbly is the perfect accompaniment for light snacks and seafood – along with being the Perfect Base for Mimosas! PS – we recommend Guava juice as the best way to make Mimosas and salute our beloved Uncle Bob!

Come in whenever we’re open to enjoy a tasting that begins with our December Wine of the Month : CB Bubbly.

Order a Bottle of CB Bubbly

Crystal Basin Bubbly

Wine University Merlot

Wine University Merlot

Crystal Basin is Pleased to Announce our November’s subject for Wine University – Merlot!

Crystal Basin is All About the education element of wine. Believe us, there is Always more to know abou the subject! Our Wine University program is a sit-down 90 minute tasting and presentation by our very own (and uber-wine-geeky) Mike Owen. Each class focuses on a varietal or a region or a wine family that is accompanied by wines paired with small bites to enhance the learning experience. Wine University classes are $25 for club members and come with some Serious Deals for students and alumni! Wine University classes are held on Sundays from November to May in the Barrel Room in Camino.

Nevada Day

Nevada Day

Join us for Nevada Day at Crystal Basin Cellars in Camino, CA this October 28 – 30, 2022!

Celebrate Battleborn Culture with a trip over to visit the wineries along Carson Road off Highway 50.

Better yet, make a Crystal Basin and quench some of that thirst from all that Trail Dust.

We’ll be hosting folks in the barrel room to sample our 2021 vintage before it’s bottled.


Nevada residents who stop at CBC over that weekend will be rewarded with Complimentary tastings and Special Discounts that haven’t been seen since 1864!

Yee Haw!