Crystal Basin Station is open for wine tasting, wine club pickups, retail sales of wine and cool gifts from Noon to 7pm on Friday and Saturday and from Noon to 6pm Thursday and Sunday. Stop in for a generous sample of our Legendary Customer Service that matches the reputation we’ve built in our legendary Camino tasting room. We are very thankful for the support of our club members, customers, community and our CBC team who all helped us get here so we can serve our customers with Style and Grace!
Now that we can fully host you again, we encourage you to enjoy Crystal Basin’s range of wines of extraordinary character at very affordable prices. If you are brave enough to share your email with us, we promise to send snarky emails periodically and poke fun at our common situation. We’ll keep gathering awards and accolades and focus on our mission of making the best wines for our customers from local El Dorado grapes.
Who We Are
Crystal Basin invites you to visit us at our cozy new tasting room, Crystal Basin Station!
Your gracious hostess on most days is Melissa Owen, who founded Crystal Basin alongside her husband Mike. If you are really lucky, you’ll visit on a Friday and meet Maddy, her lovely daughter who literally grew up in the wine business. Both of these ladies can dazzle you with their charm and regale you with Crystal Basin stories dating back to our origin. This dynamic due is assisted by our All-Star Utility Infielder Coleen, Best Friend Jeannie, and Superstar Promoter Mary Carrera when things get busy. Just ask and they can fill you in on all kinds of great wine information, fun stuff to do in Folsom, and hints on how to have a good time in NorCal.
Crystal Basin Station originated with a group of friends inspired by the unique flavors, aromas, and varietal characteristics of local fruit grown in the high-altitude environment of the El Dorado appellation. All of our red wines are crafted from fifteen different grape varieties, grown within thirty miles of our winery, and processed in our historical facility. Our efforts are consistently awarded medals in major wine competitions, driven by our creativity and rewarding our production of an exciting and diverse selection.
Our Retro Tasting Room in Historic Folsom
Located directly across from the Ice Rink/Farmers Market in Old Folsom, we look forward to sharing our array of flavorful wines created exclusively from local grapes. Enjoy great company, a lively atmosphere, and a fun and informative wine tasting experience. We call our style of service “legendary foothill hospitality!”
We encourage tourists, customers, and wine club members to stop in and see us. Our new outpost will offer tasting of our top-notch wines in a casual, comfortable setting. Please make a reservation and you’ll be greeted by the best team in the Sierra Foothills. At Crystal Basin Station, we look forward to providing a rewarding and remarkable tasting experience every time you step through our doors.
Become Invested in Our Success! We are seeking a small number of committed supporters to help us launch Crystal Basin Station’s success in Style!
- Use of the tasting room off ‘normal’ hours once a year included
- 2 cases of wine – one at signup and one in December – a mix of our wines including 3 Ascendance Wines
- 2 of our Jarcuterie Vertical Cheese Platters
- A limited-edition Folsom Founders bottle stopper
- 25% discounts on all wine purchases for the first year becoming a Founder
- Personalized Founders Picture posted at Crystal Basin Station
- Private Barrel Tasting for up to 8 people at Crystal Basin Cellars in Camino
It’s a vertical take on a cheese board and will add some tasty flavors to your wine experience!
Join Our Wine Club
Crystal Basin Station produces an exciting selection of elegant and fruit-forward Sierra Foothill wines. We take pride in having nearly two thousand faithful wine club members and enjoy sharing with and delighting recipients with award-winning, unique varieties.
As a Member, You’ll Enjoy the Following Benefits:
- Select the membership that works for you – choice of three different options*
- Up to 25% off wine and gift purchases
- Complimentary Wine Tastings for Members and up to 4 guests
- Access to exclusive and exceptional wines
- Invitations to Special Wine Club Events
- In-Store Pick-up at both Crystal Basin Cellars or Crystal Basin Station
- Delivery can be arranged to Sacramento Metro area locations
- Discounted or complimentary shipping rates to 43 states
To join, come in for a tasting and ask us for an application or sign up below. We will welcome you to the club to experience our “legendary foothill hospitality!”
*Club members agree to remain in the club for a minimum of one year.
Pick From Our Three Wine Club Options
Renegade Wine Club members receive three bottles of our Reserve Red Wines to sample every quarter. In July, you are provided a special release of our current award winning Gold Medal wines. The CBC team hand-selects wines for each release based on taste and medals won. At a release cost of $65 (plus tax and shipping if applicable), you can expect regular shipments in January, April, August, and November.
Redneck Whites Club members choose from any three of our white wines three times a year. For white wine lovers, we satisfy every taste and explore exciting options. Take advantage of a three-bottle release for $45 (plus tax and shipping if applicable) with shipments in February, June, and October. Feel free to tell us if you have a favorite white wine!
Ascendance Club members sample two bottles of our best, high-ended blended wines three times per year. We also include a special release of our current award winning Gold Medal wines in July. At a release cost of $65 (plus tax and shipping if applicable), this membership is the ideal opportunity to experience top shelf varieties and club benefits at an unmatched price. You’ll receive regular shipments in February, June, and October.
Schedule A Time to Pick-Up Your Wine Club Order
Crystal Basin Station is committed to being open for our customers as conditions allow. Our ‘regular hours’ are Noon to 6pm. During the summer and when live music is being played on Sutter Street or at the Amphitheater across the street, we’ll stay open until 7pm or so. We don’t want you to have to compromise on the good juice! Please know that the safety of our customers, employees and partners is paramount in our operational activities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are Crystal Basin Station’s hours of operation?
July and August Hours | Noon to 7pm Friday and Saturday – Noon to 6pm Thursday and Sunday
Where should I park?
Folsom has 3 hour, 6 hour and 24 hour parking located on/near Sutter Street, see link to map.
I’m a Wine Club member, can I pick up my Club Shipment in Folsom?
Yes, you can pick up your wine club shipments at Crystal Basin Station. We’ll do our best to have wine from prior shipments available but no guarantee! All of your Club Wines will always be available in Camino!
Does Crystal Basin Station offer food?
Yes! We have our unique jar-cuteries that can help you get your sipping snack fix for just $10.99. See a picture here.
What is the cost of a wine flight at Crystal Basin Station?
Wine Club Members = Club Members enjoy complimentary tasting of current releases. We’ll try hard to be nice to your guests too!
“Not Yet” Club Member = $12 for wine tasting of up to 6 wines. May be refundable with wine purchase.
Are there Events at Crystal Basin Station?
From time to time we will plan special events. Sign up for our mailing list below or click here to view upcoming events.
Do you offer Barrel Tasting at Crystal Basin Station?
Crystal Basin Cellars in Camino offers an amazing Barrel Tasting experience.