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Tensley Wines Tasting Room

American, Wine Bar
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2900 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA
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Fresno
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

great red wines, friendly staff, always nice to visit and will return again. They share the building with Carina Cellars, another good selection of red wines

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Thank Tonyvh1
Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We have read about Tinsley wines and appreciated this opportunity to taste several of them. Our hostess (I regret forgetting her name) was very helpful in explaining the sources and different tastes of the several Syrah selections that we enjoyed the most of the many wines that we were offered. We look forward to enjoying the wines we did purchase... More 

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Thank Jim W
Vancouver Island, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Our pourer couldn't care less if we were there or not. Such a shame when numerous competition abounds outside.

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Thank canoehead
Malibu, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Good wine. Sparing pours. Good price for what you get. The place seems a little too trendy for me...would prefer warmth and friendliness.

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Thank hanoibelle
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

I very much enjoyed the Pino Noir. They were pouring red wines of which there were 2 I really enjoyed. The fee for the tasting is very reasonable at $5.00 per person so just on that I would recommend Tensley Wines Tasting Room.

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Thank AprilleWright
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

I went for the wines with friends but also like the art on the walls and the service that made our stop a pleasant experience. Back to the wines, I new about the Syrah but the surprise for me was the pinot noir. This place is for the serious wine drinker.

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Thank John F
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Tensley has some great wine. They are in a building with another winery and they seem to get along just fine. The tasting room server was very friendly and if she didn't know the answer she worked hard while we were there to look up the answer.

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Thank Clinton1
Acton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Joey Tensley is one of the very best Syrah winemakers. He is a master of Terroir, that is, he lets the grapes (with the help of the soil and weather) speak for themselves. He makes superb wines that age really well. I am drinking the 2005 vintage right now. His wines don't have to be aged to be enjoyed. I... More 

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Love this place! I had never joined a wine club until I came across them. So good! Too bad some rate them based on them being busy instead of actually on the wine. I feel bad for that person for not waiting their turn and trying the wine...they missed perhaps the best wine in the area. Too funny.

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Thank eric f
Stilwell, Kansas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

I would love to have tasted the wine but they had about a dozen people in the very small tasting room and only one person pouring.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Olivos

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?