Bridlewood Estate Winery

Bridlewood Estate Winery, Santa Ynez: Hours, Address, Bridlewood Estate Winery Reviews: 4/5

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Bridlewood Estate Winery

Bridlewood Estate Winery
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Discover the casual elegance of the Central Coast at our stunning 105-acre estate in the heart of Santa Barbara County. Built in a rustic, Spanish-style reminiscent of California’s historic missions, Bridlewood is a destination all its own. We invite you to sample our limited release wines in our intimate tasting room and experience a distinctive taste of this beautiful region. To ensure an exceptional experience and personalized attention for our guests, advanced reservations are required.
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JRB
74 contributions
Cozy place with an excellent scenery
Dec 2019 • Family
Beautiful place located on a nice vineyard. The wine tasting is average and only a cheese plate as a choice for snacks . Despite that it is a cozy place to spend a couple of hourd tasting wine and enjoying the great view
Written 22 December 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're glad you appreciated our location and vineyard views and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
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keiu v
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Beautiful place, but no personal touch
Nov 2019 • Friends
Bridlewood is definitely a very beautiful winery in a wonderful location, but unfortunately out experience was not that great. The tasting essentially meant that someone poured wines in a hurry, told quickly the name of the grape and wine and then left. We had no opportunity to ask followups. I asked to see the first bottle, but every next one was yet again removed from the table so fast we couldn't even see the label. Wine is not just about the taste, but about stories (about the wines, the winery history and so on) and this was something that was lacking completely. Sure, maybe it was just a busy day, but this was the only day for us.
Written 30 November 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are pleased that you found the location and the winery to be beautiful, but we’re concerned that you felt rushed. We always strive to offer a premium experience for our guests and are sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations. We understand the importance of a relaxing experience and have shared your comments with the team. If you have any additional feedback and would like to speak to management, please do not hesitate to reach out directly at (805) 688-9000.
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Kathryn E
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Bridlewood has gone down hill
Aug 2019
I visited this winery a great deal in the past. But not it is closed except by appointment and they will not respond to e mail or calls to get an appointment. It is off my list
Written 13 October 2019
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We regret that you did not enjoy your experience with Bridlewood Estate, and appreciate you taking the time to bring your impressions to our attention. While we always aim to provide an outstanding experience to all of our guests, we occasionally fall short of expectations, and regret this happened to you. We have shared your experience with our team, but should you have additional feedback, and would like to speak with our management about this incident, please do not hesitate to send an email to lena@bridlewoodwinery.com.
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rachel_deCarlos
Oxnard, CA180 contributions
Gate Closed? Don't be so fast to leave!
Apr 2019 • Solo
I had heard such great things and was excited to finally get over to Bridlewood, but when I pulled up to the gate it was closed. A sign said "By Appointment Only". I hadn't been told that by anyone or even read about it, so I was pretty disappointed. Reading the reviews here, someone mentioned this is a security thing, and if you buzz at the gate (and they're not super busy), they'll let you in. Oh.... next time.
Written 8 April 2019
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Thank you for stopping by the winery. We are sorry you were not able to visit us for a tasting experience. Next time you are in the Santa Ynez Valley, we hope you plan a visit to the winery. Please contact us to book your tasting or tour experience at (805) 688-9000 ext. 2223 or email us visit@bridlewoodwinery.com.
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Eric N
Los Angeles, CA11 contributions
Wine tasting for the day
Mar 2019
My spouse and I went to this winery for a wine tasting and day trip. I would have to say it was excellent. We did the $30 tour and arrived at 11:00 am for our private tasting. We were taken into the barrel room which was converted from an old horse barn. It was really beautiful. The woman who introduced us to all the different wines was amazing. She asked what type of wine we drink which is almost exclusively reds. She let us know that she was going to switch out the 2 whites on the menu for a different set of reds. She was so hospitable. After 45 minutes of different glasses of wine and some bread and oil she asked if we had any questions. We decided to sign up for the wine club and she let us know that if we did that our wine tasting was included and the bottles we were buying would be discounted. The grounds are gorgeous and if you want to just hang out with some friends and bring some food for a picnic this is the place to do it. We will definitely be going back again especially since we are members now and get free tasting plus other benefits. My spouses sisters coming in May and she is already excited about going.
Written 19 March 2019
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Hello Eric, Thank you for reaching out to share more about your experience at our tasting room! We appreciate your review and always love hearing from our guests, as it enables us to provide guidance to our wine ambassadors and ensure we are delivering a delightful experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour and private tasting, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you both at the winery again soon!
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nsb218
Fremont214 contributions
Enjoy some great wine, with lovely service, in a beautiful location!
Sep 2018 • Friends
Bridlewood is one of my absolute favorites in the Santa Ynez wine region. Not only are all their pours scrumptious, but the service is always super friendly, fun, and knowledgeable. If you pull up and the gate is closed don't just leave, they will let you in! They have started new security measures to keep people from just wandering around the property. So, even if it says by appt only, unless the tasting room is at capacity, they will buzz you in.
Written 28 September 2018
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Lindsay D
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
Tour guide, Kevin, is amazing!
Sep 2018 • Couples
First off, I am an avid wino - self-proclaimed, but everyone knows this about me. And yet, I'd never joined a wine club. I recently joined Bridlewood's, however, this past weekend. Now, one might blame the early afternoon buzz on this and one might be right. But honestly, Kevin, our vineyard and estate tour guide, was such a pleasure, imparting his knowledge and humor in a way that made me delight very much in joining Bridlewood's exclusive wine club. I am very much looking forward to my return in late October to fetch my first month of wine and hoping to see some friendly faces while enjoying all this beautiful winery has to offer. Do yourself a favor and opt for the black glass tasting experience - well worth it and so much fun!
Written 25 September 2018
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Paula Dean E
34 contributions
Beautiful Setting
Aug 2018 • Friends
This was a very enjoyable wine tasting. The location was easy to find. The setting was so pretty with lots of views.
Written 12 August 2018
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Jess Y
29 contributions
LOVE it - though tasting can be a little pricey if you are not a member!
Jul 2018 • Solo
I LOVE this winery - have been a member for 2 yrs now and no plan to switch soon. love all their fuller bodied block 5 and 7 syrah, and their reserve cabs are not bad at all! not cheap, and not exorbitant either! the grounds are just beautiful - sometimes when I come to pick up my shipments, I just spend a hour lounging on their grounds with a good book. it's peaceful and just gorgeous!

however, if you are not a member, i feel like the tasting can be pricey - last visited, i noticed they upped the fees to $30 / reserve tasting. not worth it, in my opinion. however, as a member, i get to taste for free (along with 3 other guests) - so that doesn't matter so much to me. but beware!
Written 4 August 2018
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Dena G
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Will not return...
Jul 2018 • Couples
Worst winery experience I’ve ever had in my life. I am someone who drinks wine daily and has visited wineries all over the world, including Napa, Mendoza, South Africa, France, and Italy. My boyfriend and I walked in for a tasting and were made to feel extremely unwelcome. We were rushed, given no tasting notes, and were handled with a very sour attitude. It seems as though we were treated differently than the other patrons because we are in our late 20s (much younger than everyone else there). It’s their loss - we spend a lot of money on wine and particularly favor local, less publicized wineries, but we left with nothing but a poor experience. I will neither drink nor recommend a bridlewood wine again.
Written 11 July 2018
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