Provence and Burgundy River Cruise

Provence and Burgundy River Cruise

Come Sale Away With Us! March 2024 Provence and Burgundy River Cruise with Amawaterways and CBC.

This is the redux of the 2020 cruise that-never-happened! You know the CBC team – we just don’t give up! We are hosting a pair of kick-off events so folks can ask questions about the experience and, if appropriate, put down deposits on rooms for this exquisite cruise experience at great CBC club pricing.

These no-cost cruise Events are held:

Thursday, February 2, from 4 to 7pm in Folsom – Crystal Basin Station at 813 Sutter Street

Saturday, February 4, from 2 to 4pm in Camino – Crystal Basin Cellars at 3550 Carson Road

This river cruise will be from Arles France going north on the Rhone River into Burgundy on the AmaCello with only 160 happy passengers. Melissa and Mike Owen will be your wine hosts and they are both excited to be returning to some ‘home turf’, as they lived there in the mid-90s for a couple of years. You can expect the most lux accommodations and treatment at the hand of the Amawaterways crew and you can always expect a good and even informative time with Mike and Melissa leading the charge.

Crab and Cab Dinner

Crab and Cab Dinner


The annual Crab and Cabernet fest at Crystal Basin Cellars has returned!

Each ticketed person will receive:

  • 3 lbs of Crab
  • Caesar Salad
  • Pasta with Red Vegetable Sauce
  • French Bread

Tickets are $80/pp

Wine Club Members will receive a free bottle of our Cabernet Sauvignon with their ticket purchase. Not a Wine Club Member? Learn more about our Wine Club.

John Belushi

John Belushi

Join us at our Crystal Basin Cellars locations this January 2023 to celebrate our Meau-Faux, John Belushi.

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 January 2023 Meau-Faux John Belushi?

John Belushi is an obvious choice for Meau-Faux of the month. Rocketing to fame as a lead on the venerable Saturday Night Live (remember when it was funny?), Belushi lived big and partied hard. His comic genius will forever be part of our culture from his parts in movies like Animal House, Blues Brothers and Neighbors. Listen closely today and you’ll hear a Belushi quote that will give you a belly laugh. Salute John at January’s Comedic Meau-Faux.


Call us (530) 647-1767 to receive special pricing on our bagnum wines to celebrate our January Meau-Faux, John Belushi.

January Wine of the Month Cabernet Sauvignon

January Wine of the Month Cabernet Sauvignon

Visit us at any of our Crystal Basin Cellar locations during the month of December for a special tasting featuring our January Wine of the Month Cabernet Sauvignon.

No discussion about wines made from red grapes is complete without homage to Cabernet Sauvignon. The most-planted grape in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon has proponents of its rich and tannic flavor profile in most, if not all, of the grape growing regions of the world.

Hailing from the Bordeaux region of western France, the best versions of wines made from this grape can reach a graceful age and awe you with their cost. Best found on your dinner table or on the menu of your favorite restaurant, Cabernet Sauvignon compliments fine foods and a healthy diet.

With small berries and low vineyard yield, Cabernet Sauvignon creates multi-layered wines that can be enjoyed during winter months and warming dinners in cozy living rooms. Crystal Basin has used the same vineyard sources for our Cabernet Sauvignon for over 20 years. Enjoy with those you love!