Bonny Doon

Bonny Doon is a census-designated place in Santa Cruz County, California. Bonny Doon sits at an elevation of 1,476 feet (450 m). The 2010 United States census reported Bonny Doon's population was 2,678.Bonny Doon is situated northwest of Santa Cruz in the southern Bay Area. It was founded in the 1850s as a logging camp. John Burns, a Scotsman living in Santa Cruz, named Bonny Doon after a line in Robert Burns song, "The Banks O' Doon" ("Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon..."). Bonny Doon has no "city center" or shops, but features several wineries, a church, two fire stations, a lavender farm, Bonny Doon Elementary School and a private-use airport. A beach of the same name is nearby.
Posts about Bonny Doon
    • Camp Fire Wines

      This is a long overdue post from the end of last summer. We went on a two-nighter camping trip out to the redwood forest in Big Basin. Considering we were in Santa Cruz County there were only two wineries worthy of the journey! Bonny Doon and Ridge. Bonny Doon’s Albariño is one of California’s best, lovely lime and tangerine with lots of acidity crispness. At $18 too, quite a bargain.

      Spiltwine- 2 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: California Rhones

    …, but this seems ready to go now. A blend of 53% Syrah, 27% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre and 2% Counoise. (89 points IJB) Review: 2012 Bonny Doon Vineyard Contra - California SRP: $13 A pretty rose-violet color. Fresh cherries and raspberries on the nose, along with lots of roses, potpourri, vermouth spices, some savory tones. Full, fine tannins, fresh acid…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • The Tireless Trio’s Triumphant Turnaround

    … Kaz, Randy and X are baaaack! In the first of the post-radio episodes, we *completely* ignore all sensible radio clock formats and just keep on going. Seriously, we need a clock. Thanks to all of our Patreon supporters! You make it possible!!…

    Wine Biz Radio- 5 readers -
  • Ingredients on the wine label. Absolutely.

    … that it is, comes down to the influence of a wine lobby afraid to lose market share if required to disclose all. Even though, if I take the TTB's definition of natural wine, I could be convinced that the TTB, what I can imagine a non-wine drinking organization, believes what the wine lobby tells them, that wine is made in the vineyard…

    Alice Feiring/ The Feiring Line- 5 readers -
  • Wine drinkers are getting screwed.

    … totally to screw caps over many years ago, as have Pepe, Bonny Doon and Hogue wineries. I recently encountered an artisan, high-end Pinot Noir producer who only uses Stelvin. I must admit that I rather enjoy pulling corks and hearing that “pop” which preludes forthcoming pleasures. However, having said that, I have also purchased many wines, both…

    TomBarrasWineCommentaryin Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • VINEgeek VINstagram: Old Telegram

    … Bonny Doon 2010 Old Telegram (100% Mataro/Mourvèdre) #vinegeekapproved #mourvedremonday #vinegeek @bonnydoonvineyard on Instagram: …

    VINEgeek- 1 readers -
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