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very helpful staff

I was across the road at Rancho Olivos (which was not open yet), so I went in to find very helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian P
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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Lovely vineyard

My husband and I, by chance stopped at this vineyard on a recommendation. We were pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
annmarie e
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was across the road at Rancho Olivos (which was not open yet), so I went in to find very helpful staff. I like dry wine and tried a sauvignon white and red. I bought a 375 ml bottle of white ( I think I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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