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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
+1 805-688-9463
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Midweek Relax

Called in late morning and stayed for a couple of hours chilling out in the garden. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
777charnic
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Southampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Enjoyable

This was one of three wineries picked by my girlfriend and I to visit during our self guided winery... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin F
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Sunstone Vineyards, Winery and Villa is an organic vineyard retreat, located just 35-minutes north of Santa Barbara, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy Sunstone wines in our Provençal French courtyards, stone barrel-aging caves or picnic grounds, and enjoy our flight of 6 wines for $18 per person. We are open from 11am - 5pm daily, with last pour occurring at 4:30pm. Groups of 8 or more must make a private tasting reservation online, or call.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Called in late morning and stayed for a couple of hours chilling out in the garden. There is a large picnic area as well as the usual wine tasting and snack lunches on offer. We wanted to visit the Villa but this was not possible...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of three wineries picked by my girlfriend and I to visit during our self guided winery tour while on vacation. Very nicely landscaped courtyard with picnic tables for your relaxation pleasure. Inside you'll find a nice host of folks eagerly awaiting your...More

Thank Kevin F
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kevin, Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed hearing our story and sipping our wines. Look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Cheers, Bryan

Reviewed 10 September 2017

What a unique experience! Tasting room staff was super helpful and ambiance was warm and inviting. Good music. Wines were delicious. Picnic area right outside the tasting room was really nice. They had a beautiful open courtyard area with fun, old-school games. A hidden gem.

1  Thank PeaceAndSerenity
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! How did I miss this review! Thank you for the fantastic feedback and compliments. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the wines! See you on your next visit. Cheers, Bryan

Reviewed 7 August 2017

$18 for a wine tasting? Someone has to say it... the reviews of most wineries in this area are inflated. Sunstone is no exception. Their wines poured today (8/6/17) lacked finesse and complexity; in other words they were boring. To make matters worse when the...More

1  Thank RalphVentura
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello Ralph, I am so sorry to hear about your experience and perception of our wine. It does not sound like you received the attentive service we expect our guests to receive- my apologies for that! I hope you will give us another try on...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very informed hosts who patiently explained the varieties of available wines. Very relaxing and excellent way to explore the area vineyards.

Thank GeorgiaPeach12342017
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello! Thank you for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed your Tasting Associate experience and were able to relax and see the beauty of our property! Look forward to welcoming you back soon! Cheers, Bryan M

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Brought my daughter and son-in-law here to celebrate their 5 year anniversary before heading out to dinner. This place is beautiful. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. I highly recommend you visit them. We drove almost 3 hours to enjoy Sunstone's large variety of...More

Thank Signsofthejoker
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for the fantastic review and including us in the celebration of your daughter's five year anniversary! We love making those type of celebrations more special- glad you enjoyed it and Sunstone was worth the drive! Cannot wait to welcome you back! Cheers, Bryan...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful estate winery with picnic area. The wines were very good and staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Green1Ma
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us- hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers, Bryan M.

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Visited Sunstone recommended by our friends. The wine was great and their oils were outstanding. Tasted and brought Blood orange and Strawberry balsamic olive oil and some wine to go. Will stop here the next time.

Thank MalithGun
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for the review and sharing your experience! Word of mouth is always the most appreciated form of praise! We look forward to welcoming you back to Sunstone on your next visit, your tasting will be on us! Cheers, Bryan

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We were here for a corporate event. The setting was beautiful. The band was fantastic. And the food was stunning. The wines selected from the winery were good, not great. That could easily be because of the ones selected by our event planner, not because...More

Thank NoIberostarFan
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Hello! Thank you for your feedback from your event! This will help us work with corporate planners on their events in the future! Glad you enjoyed the evening. Next time you are in town, please stop in for a complimentary tasting! Cheers, Bryan

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Had a nice afternoon here. The staff was extremely nice. The wine selection was well presented and we took a few bottles to go! The oils here are worth a tasting too! So delicious. This is also a family friendly place with some space for...More

Thank 157veekan
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and brought some great wine home with you! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Tasting Room and hopefully, our Club Member's lounge on your next visit! Cheers, Bryan

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fallegra
26 September 2017|
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Response from lzubik0416 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely and they will love this place I assure you. Go to Sunstone website call or e=mail them they will work with you/ There is also a villa at this location.
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Ashley L
1 April 2017|
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Response from Bion R | Property representative |
I apologize for missing your message here! Yes we certainly are pet friendly. Hope we didn't miss you. All the best! - Bion
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