California’s Highest-Altitude Vineyard

wine tasting Big Bear California

Stone Summit Vineyard in Big Bear Lake is now the highest-altitude commercial vineyard and winery in the northern hemisphere at 6,750’ above sea level. This honor had previously gone to Terror Creek Vineyard in Colorado at 6,417’.

Snow Summit Vineyard began planting grape vines in May 2012 and has since planted more than 2,000 vines. The growing process is expected to take two or more years before the grapes reach proper maturity levels in order to produce wine on site.

In the meantime however, Stone Summit Vineyard is using grapes grown in Napa Valley and California’s central coast to begin bottling wines under its label.

On Thursday, July 4 Stone Summit Vineyard will pour Big Bear’s first-ever commercial wine.  The public is invited to sample Stone Summit’s first batch of its Moscato house wine throughout Fourth of July weekend.

The pouring takes place at the vineyard’s tasting room called The Wine Room at Wolf Creek Resort located at 41421 Big Bear Blvd.

The Wine Room are Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 12 noon until 6 p.m.

Learn more about Big Bear Mountain Resorts.

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  1. Wine tasting room only at this location. Ask at the winery where the vineyard is and they can fill in the details.

  2. We went on a day trip to Big Bear and took a look at the winery. I guess the vineyard is located nearby but at this location there is only a wine tasting room. We we expecting to see rows of grapes on the vine. It was a fun trip and the weather was much cooler up in the mountains so we did have a good trip even though we never saw any grapes growing in the mountains.

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