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Host Very Knowlegeable on the wines and recommended food pairings advice

We went to this smaller winery on our wine tasting trip. The individual working the tasting room... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Dan R
Tasting with amibance

The Brander was a great stop on our wine tour in September. A little tricky to find if driving... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
jennifer d
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2401 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9321
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I, by chance stopped at this vineyard on a recommendation. We were pleasantly surprised by their friendliest and eagerness to help us enjoy the wine tasting. The white wines are light and perfect for a warm summer day. The Syrah was by...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We went to this smaller winery on our wine tasting trip. The individual working the tasting room was very knowledgeable on the wines and also had a recommended food pairing advice for each wine. We ended up purchasing three wines, which allowed us to waive...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a vineyard with that old country feel, then this is the place for you. Brander is a family owned winery with roots vested in Argentina, Sweden and US. The wines that they produce are estate wines such as Sauvignon Blanc,...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The Brander was a great stop on our wine tour in September. A little tricky to find if driving yourself but with the drive and views along the way. The house and patio were the first view as we drove up to this vineyard. The...More

Thank jennifer d
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is one of those wineries when we come up from Santa Barbara to go winetasting that instantly made me feel welcomed, at home, and ended up liked every single wine, whites and reds, and so decided to become a club member of !! I...More

1  Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A very charming place with a very friendly cat, and the wine was very good. My favorites the Sauvignon Blanc and the Merlot

3  Thank doraniamato
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Nice winery, staff friendly and the wine is pretty decent. Prefer more the white than the red wines Nice location and nice patio to chill too

2  Thank trungtinle81
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Brander Winery is known for its Sauvignon Blanc, with Fred Brander sometimes being called the King of Sauvignon Blanc of California. We went to sample this, plus his reserve Cab and were not disappointed. The tasting room was nicely appointed with a very friendly staff...More

2  Thank bharrison
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I was hauling people from Boston around the Santa Inez wine country and the wanted to see "a vineyard" . I called in a few friends and they recommended Brander. Delightful spot. Very nice and knowledgeable staff without a hint of haughtiness. Two reasonable flights...More

2  Thank CWS55
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Fred Brander is renowned for the qualities of his fine white, pink and red wines. In fact, he is the only winemaker to produce several styles of Sauvignon Blanc, all of which stand among my favorites in the region. Just don't miss out on his...More

4  Thank CentralCoastCritic
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