Go Wine Tasting on Your Next Big Bear Getaway
Nothing says summer like sunshine, a dip in the lake, time with friends and family, and a glass of crisp white wine! Check out some of our tips for tasting some great California wines on your next Big Bear getaway. You’ll want to check Big Bear wine tasting off your bucket list. Cheers!
Sip Locally at Barrel 33.
Located conveniently in The Village, this family-owned wine bar offers wine, beer, and cider tastings, as well as hard seltzer, and other non-alcoholic options. Their wine list features some of their favorite California wines, as well as their own exclusive labels. They also have a lovely selection of small plates to choose from. We love the burrata prosciutto flatbread and charcuterie platter. All are welcome, even pups too! Everything is first come first serve, so no reservation is needed.
Barrel 33 also hosts several events. Every Saturday from 2pm to 7:30pm enjoy live music from local band, Bearly Famous. If you can’t make Saturday, the band plays upbeat hits from the 60s, 70s, and the 90s every other Friday.
Every other Friday, you can participate in Paint and Sip. $45 per person includes a friendly and skilled instructor, painting supplies, and your choice of a glass of wine, beer, or cider. You can purchase tickets through EventBrite.com
Want to do some sipping after zipping? After finishing your Action Zipline adventure, head to Barrell 33 to enjoy a wine flight of 6 tastings, or opt for 4 pours of California craft beer. To purchase, select the Zip & Sip option under Tour Add-Ons when making your zipline reservation. This is a perfect way to end the day with a group of friends!
Plan a Day Trip
Sycamore Ranch Vineyard & Winery
Enjoy a scenic 1-hour drive to Sycamore Ranch Vineyard & Winery. Nestled in the mountains near Lake Arrowhead, this winery combines rugged elegance with the natural beauty of its location.
Tastings take place outside at wine barrel umbrella tables that comfortably seat 4 people, maximum 6. All tastings are 90 minutes, and are in compliance with San Bernardino County COVID-19 restrictions. You are welcome to bring your own snacks to enjoy with your wine tasting. They also offer ‘picnic style’ tastings on their beautiful lawn. Bring your own chairs and blankets.
On Saturdays & Sundays you can enjoy cheese boxes curated by the Grapevine in Lake Arrowhead. Each box includes a variety of cheeses, salami, grapes, and crackers for $8 plus tax. Please let them know if you’d like to order the boxes by 4pm on the Friday prior to your tasting.
North Cork Vineyard and Winery
Another scenic drive will lead you to North Cork Vineyard and Winery. This locally-owned and operated boutique vineyard and winery is the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the hills of Yucaipa.
They offer outdoor wine tastings with breathtaking views of the valleys below. Tastings flights start at $15, and they also offer wine by the glass and bottle. They serve light snacks, but you are allowed to bring in your own snacks, and your own wine too for a corkage fee. Reservations are highly recommended. Limited walk-ins available, but not guaranteed. Guests must be 21+. We recommend contacting them to verify their current seasonal operating hours.
Sit back, relax by their fire pits, and watch the sunset as you toast to a magical afternoon.
Looking for a Big Bear Wine Tasting Tour?
There are some amazing wineries and tasting rooms in Temecula, but most of the wine tasting tour companies that service this region operate only out of Temecula, which is about a 2-hour drive from Big Bear. Need help planning your own tour, or have inquiries about their services? We recommend contacting the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Rockin’ Wine Tours or Woody Wagon Wine Tours.
Stay with Big Bear Getaway!
Ready to plan a getaway to remember? Why not stay with us at Big Bear Getaway? We have everything you need to enjoy your time in the mountains, including cabins, cottages, and luxurious lakefront estates. Plus, our location is perfect for anyone who wants to explore the scenic great outdoors. Cheers to an unforgettable stay with us!