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Gainey Vineyard

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Address: 3950 E Highway 246, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, CA 93460
Phone Number: +1 888-424-6398
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Lovely Vineyard

We had a very nice and informative tasting in a wine cave setting. The gift shop has very good treats ( spreads, oils etc.) and wine paraphernalia. They also have grape vines... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Harriet D
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Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Napa and decided to only visit one winery as there are tasting rooms in Santa Barbara. Our family went to the barrel to bottle tasting. Because we had joined the wine club before we went, we were able to save some money on the cost of the tasting. Ed was our wine tasting leader. He was... More 

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Thank Mary D
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here two days ago with a large group - very nice place, scenery was unbelievable, great wine and friendly staff.

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Thank David H
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice and informative tasting in a wine cave setting. The gift shop has very good treats ( spreads, oils etc.) and wine paraphernalia. They also have grape vines nearby and we were able to taste the different variety of grapes, which was very educational. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable.

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Thank Harriet D
Oxnard, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We have been members since earlier this year. We find it hard to go any place else when we want to wine taste. We love going out to the tasting barn and hanging out with Eric and the other guests. We love doing the wine tasting outside in the fresh air and watching the airplane gliders going overhead from the... More 

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Thank carolegomez
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent wine, great people. Wine tasting at the Barn on a beautiful day is the trip to take. Thanks to Michelle and Eric for a wonderful experience

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Thank Mitchel O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint getaway nice for a picnic. We liked their white wines the best. A selection of organic produce grown on the Gainey Ranch

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Gainey is a beautiful vineyard and the wines are good. A few years ago we bought some Private Selection Merlot. I happened to be back in the area yesterday so stopped by, hoping to get some more of that wine. Unfortunately they were sold out of it. I told the lady at the register I'd like something I can't get... More 

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Thank Colleen T
Chicago area
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265 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Loved the tasting experience at the "barn" . Picturesque drive thru the vineyards to old barn for a unique experience. Price is same as tasting in the regular tasting room, but so much better of an experience.

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Thank TravelerChicagoarea
Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I sample 6 wines for $15 that is a steal ! The vineyard was spacious and cozy. I was able to take pictures and ask questions without filling rushed. The wine tasting was paired with crackers, and a couple of spreads. A great country drive from Santa Barbara for something different than the beach.

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Thank jogger1987
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Gainey Vineyards on a whim while staying Solvang. The Vineyard grounds are amazing and the drive up to the tasting room is lovely. We both got the 6 wine tasting package for $15 each. We were given the choice of the indoor tasting room or a short jeep ride out to an old barn to... More 

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