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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

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Address: 125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
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+1 805-688-9463
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Sunstone Vineyards, Winery and Villa is an organic vineyard retreat,...

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 choose from our $12 Classic flight or $15 Reserve flight. We are open from 11am - 5pm daily. Groups of 8 or more must make a reservation online, or call. Ask about our private tastings and gourmet boxed lunches!

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Lots of sun and stone! Feels like being at an Italian winery.

Majestic! We loved the stonework and the archways. They have a brick oven in the back. Beautiful stonework inside and out with a very neat wine tasting area inside. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Terri A
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Majestic! We loved the stonework and the archways. They have a brick oven in the back. Beautiful stonework inside and out with a very neat wine tasting area inside. Beautiful grounds with an impressive view. The wine was delicious and we stayed until closing and then sat on the patio chairs outside after it was closed to enjoy the remaining... More 

Thank Terri A
Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery located in Santa Ynez, CA is a hidden gem. The grounds are magnificent. The villa looks like it is right out of France! The owners are awesome hosts. The wine is amazing. Sunstone has it down! The Eros is out of this world. Please come and spend the day. You will not be disappointed! I cannot... More 

Thank Trip M
British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The entrance through the gate requires a significant turn off the street. Their internal roads are also badly rutted with many potholes, so take it easy. Very nice location. On entering the tasting room we were advised the tasting fee is $18 and they only had 2 white wines & DW only drinks whites. As the driver I do not... More 

Thank Gla_Rangers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We always take out of town visitors to Sunstone. It is either the first or last winery we hit. The courtyard is perfect for a picnic and they have just recently added a sports lawn that makes for a lovely relaxing afternoon with a bottle of their nice organic wine. Upon one visit, we were witness to a wedding proposal... More 

Thank Linda S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you want to stop at a charming winery for a tasting, don't miss Sunstone. The grounds are beautiful. The tasting room is so charming. Don't miss the Merlot! We also bought some of their olive oil and it is delicious.

Thank Melissa M
Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Sunstone has lots of outdoor space with tables and great for a picnic. And, there are two indoor spaces for wine tasting. If it is nice out take sandwiches and buy a couple of glasses of wine and enjoy the Santa Ynez beautiful outdoors. Try their Cab.

Thank expectquality1942
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The photos of the vineyard on-line are superb. But, that is not where you taste the wine. Rather, the tasting room is in a nondescript little building with picnic tables available. Pretty crowded, with one bridal shower and some tour bus folks. The wines were fine. Nothing special at all. The person serving us confessed to not knowing why the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Thomas was our wine host and did an amazing job! Very friendly and knowledgeable of the wines and he history of sunstone. Wine was excellent and the vinegar/oil tasting was unreal! Amazing scenery. Feels like Italy. Highly recommend.

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

My husband and I have been members for the past 18 years at Sunstone. The wine, the staff and exceptional graciousness of Bion Rice always exceeds expectations. We love having a picnic and tasting on the grounds and in the cave. A definite must for a visit to the area. We LOVE this place.

Thank _kayeloh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We had fun tasting the wines. The sparkling wine was delicious. Cute gifts and beautiful property. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Harriet D

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