Interested in hosting an event at Big Dog Vineyards? Information on our different types of events is below the contact form. Just send us a message and we'll let you know if your requested date is available, and what we need to do to get it reserved. Please include as much information as possible for an accurate quote. Allow approximately 72 hours for a response.
Reservations During Tasting Hours:
Limit 10 people
RESERVATIONS must BE REQUESTED THROUGH CONTACT BOX AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
We do not host events for guests under 21 years of age
As of October 1st, 2019, Big Dog Vineyards is a 21 and up facility.
We do not allow groups larger than 10 guests, with or without a reservation. If you have more than 10 people, please read below about our private tastings and events.
$15 per person: This fee applies regardless of age and whether or not each guest is drinking.
This amount is a minimum purchase amount per group, and can be but towards bottles or tastings. For example, if you have ten people, you have $150 (before tax) to spend on bottles or tastings for the group. If you have not spent the minimum by the end of the day, you are welcome to use the balance on bottles to take home. This amount reserves the space for the entire five hour period that we are open. Please be mindful of the fact that we close at 5:00, and cannot open bottles or pour wine after 4:30.
We require a non-refundable 50% deposit to confirm a group reservation. We limit the amount of space that can be reserved in advance, and the reservation is not complete until we have received this deposit. The remaining amount is due the day of the event, at which point the amount can be altered to reflect an increase or decrease in guest count (with the total amount not to be less than the original deposit). In the event of inclement weather, we can refund the deposit, or put it toward a future event or purchase.
You are permitted to bring your own food. Outside alcohol is prohibited by law: should guests bring in outside alcohol, they will be asked to leave, and the deposit will not be refunded. We don’t provide extra tables for food, guests are expected to keep their food and belongings on the tables they have reserved.
*We do not host events for guests under 21 years of age.*
Private Tastings (Outside of Tasting Hours)
If you can't make the tasting on the weekends, or if you have more than 10 guests in your group, consider scheduling a private appointment.
We'll select a flight of six of our wines according to the tastes of your group, and talk you through each one.
Private tastings are $25 per person, and typically last about 1- 1 1/2 hours. There is a 2 hour maximum.
There is no minimum number of guests.
Outside food or beverages are not permitted.
This is a tasting only, and we can not pour glasses or open bottles.
A 50% deposit is required to reserve a date. Please make appointment requests through the contact box above.
If you're interested in staying longer, having more than just a taste, or bringing food or a caterer, continue to our private event information below.
$25/hour/25 guests, including an hour before and after the event
Minimum 2 staff
For example, if you have 100 people from 6-10, we need to pay four people to assist with the event from 5-11, totaling $600.
For events over 75 people, there will be a $50 parking attendant fee.
Outside vendors such as caterers and musicians or DJs must be approved in advance.
Beverage Service: $24/person
Unlimited wine and soda
Beer upon request
(Full Venue Rental, Outside of Tasting Hours)
Events ending before 6:00 PM: $200
Events ending after 6:00 PM Monday-Thursday: $500
Events ending after 6:00 PM Friday: $750
Events ending after 6:00 PM Saturday-Sunday: $1000
Reservation of the entire space (winery, patio, stage) for four hours
4 six-foot tables and coverings (black)
Small seating tables and white folding chairs
Sound system with 3.5mm hookup
Heat lamps are $125 for four
Fire pit is $50
All amplified audio must end at 10:00
Our latest event end time is 11:00
Events lasting beyond the scheduled time with incur a charge of $100 per half hour.
A 50% deposit of the total amount is required to reserve an event date. The remaining 50% will be due the day of the event.
Use the contact box above to request dates. We will send you a Square invoice to pay the deposit.
Please note that we do not host weddings, nor events for guests under 21 years of age. No children's party inquiries please.