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The Brander Vineyard

2401 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9321
+1 805-688-2455
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If you like wineries that are not found at Safeway you will love this one. Wonderful wines we spent... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
Linda W
via mobile
Nothing Special

Standard wine tasting set up in a smallish tasting room. Despite it being not too busy it felt like... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
Rochester, NY
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  • Average15%
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2401 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9321
+1 805-688-2455
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

If you like wineries that are not found at Safeway you will love this one. Wonderful wines we spent our budget here but well worth it. The people are very receptive and knowledgeable. Tastings are $10 and $15 but if you but 3 bottles the...More

2  Thank Linda W
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Standard wine tasting set up in a smallish tasting room. Despite it being not too busy it felt like the pourer was pretty mechanical. The wine selection was decent but nothing stood out.

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Normally don't drink Sauvignon Blanc... However, I had to buy a bottle. Big and rich for a white wine. Delicious!

Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We stopped at Brander because the one before wasn't open yet and what a great stopped it turned out to be! We chose the classic flight and bought 3. The one named after his daughter was our fav. We also bought the F/Red and a...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 9 July 2015

fun and attentive staff.....don't pet the cat more than twice she bites, but a fun companion as I drank some wine and learned about the vineyard. I'm a red wine guy, but their whites are worth a taste. view is great......I bought wine....white wine.....the one...More

Thank Roy L R
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was good but slightly overpriced at $50. Other wines were just average for this area other than the Sauvignon Blanc. Reserve tasting fee $15. Nice location. Good service.

Thank David from La Palma
Reviewed 16 October 2014

A neighbor turned me on to Brander Vineyard a few years ago and I've been a wine club member ever since! The reds are full bodied and crisp and the whites are crisp and full of flavor. My favorite is the Cuvee Nicholas and I...More

1  Thank ocguy919
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We went here on a tour recently and even though my best experiences are usually when we drive ourselves and can go at our own pace, this was the best tasting experience I have ever had in Santa Ynez. I expected good Sauvignon Blanc because...More

1  Thank SeaMiller
Reviewed 7 October 2014

The Bouchet blend and the Cabernet Reserve are great, but Brander is still the best place in the world for Sauvignon Blanc. Who needs New Zealand?

3  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 23 September 2014

One of the oldest vineyard wineries in the area, Brander is not only a great place for Bordeaux wines but also friendly and accessible. I've been coming here for years and while the Sauvignon Blanc and white blends are still tops, I love the F/RED...More

Thank Tom D
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