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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
+1 805-688-9463
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Super stop

Just outside the picturesque town of Santa Ynez, CA this vineyard and tasting room offers indoor... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JMasonNashville
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Nashville, Tennessee
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A wonderful place for a little break

The service was great and helpful. Wine was excellent and the outdoor area was amazing. Bill was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TriguyUS
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Sunstone Vineyards, Winery and Villa is an organic vineyard retreat, located just 35-minutes north of Santa Barbara, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy Sunstone wines in our Provençal French courtyards, stone barrel-aging caves or picnic grounds, and enjoy our flight of 6 wines for $18 per person. We are open from 11am - 5pm daily, with last pour occurring at 4:30pm. Groups of 8 or more must make a private tasting reservation online, or call.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
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"central coast"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just outside the picturesque town of Santa Ynez, CA this vineyard and tasting room offers indoor and outdoor cordial service and some truly excellent wines. The tasting is extensive and the tasting room charming. This is as good as you can get for central coast...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great and helpful. Wine was excellent and the outdoor area was amazing. Bill was very nice and low key.

Thank TriguyUS
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We love when our staff get a specific call out for their service and thrilled you enjoyed the wine and the atmosphere! Hope to see you back soon! Cheers- Bryan

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful property! We had a great sommelier, I can’t remember his name but he was an older bald gentleman - worked on and off for Sunstone for a couple years. He was so so great! He make us want to come back. I...More

Thank Carly S
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Carly, Sounds like you had a pleasant experience with Bill! Thrilled to hear you enjoyed our wine and will be back~ hopefully as a Club Sunstone Member! See you in the Tasting Room! Cheers, Bryan M.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

My husband and I were there on a weekday, so it was not as crowded as it probably would have been on a weekend. That said, we had a wonderful time wine tasting. Our Sommelier, Erica, was not only informative but had a great personality....More

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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

So glad you and your husband enjoyed not only the wines, the grounds but most importantly the service and hospitality! We like to think we have the best team in the Santa Ynez Valley! Thank you for taking the time to review and hope to...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is winery has a beautiful view. The wines are very good. We like the servers. They were very helpful and informative. You have to pay $15 fee for wine tasting but I don't know how bottles you have to purchase to waive the fee....More

Thank Diane H
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello Diane, Thank you for the review and thrilled you enjoyed the wine, service and location! Slam dunk! For future reference, a tasting is complimentary with a three bottle purchase or our Club Sunstone Members taste complimentary for up to four people if you signed...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I wasn't over the moon with this winery. The wines were pretty good, and the staff did a good job going over the wines with you, while still giving you space to enjoy them. But I felt there wasn't really a good place to just...More

1  Thank Amy C
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello Amy, Thank you for your thoughts! Glad you enjoyed the wines and service from our staff. I apologize you were not able to sit and enjoy the lawn areas with your wine! We have about a dozen picnic tables lined along the lawn area...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

By far the strongest side of the place is the place itself: the setting, the building and the space outside are indeed beautiful (even if tries a bit hard to come along as some Tuscany castello or something along this line). The rest was unfortunately...More

Thank Z F
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback- glad you enjoyed the grounds and appreciate your opinion on the wines. We feel the quality and experience we provide at the estate are well worth the price. Sounds like we didn't meet those expectations for you and apologize your...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The grounds, the wine, the authentic European architecture and ambience, the expertise and the hospitality made for the most beautiful Vineyard experience ever. We ate, drank and made Merry and our Sommalier who I believe was "Ted" made our afternoon resplendant with delicious wines many...More

Thank kellee m
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Hard to fault this place. Stunning scenery with breathtaking views of the scenery, while drinking a bottle of wine in the sunshine. Define Italy recommend visiting during the week as the weekend would be so busy.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Had a terrible experience with this winery's club. Pretty grounds, decent wine, but save yourself the headache and avoid their wine club like the plague.

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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Margot, I apologize for your experience. I have reached out via private message on Yelp as well and have not received a response from you to inquire. Would love to follow up to hear how we can be better. Bryan M.

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fallegra
26 September 2017|
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Response from lzubik0416 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely and they will love this place I assure you. Go to Sunstone website call or e=mail them they will work with you/ There is also a villa at this location.
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Ashley L
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Response from Bion R | Property representative |
I apologize for missing your message here! Yes we certainly are pet friendly. Hope we didn't miss you. All the best! - Bion
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