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Wandering Dog Wine Bar

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Address: 1539C Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
Phone Number: +1 805-686-9126
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Mon - Thu 13:00 - 20:00
Fri 13:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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This is the place to go when you are looking for those hard to find,...

This is the place to go when you are looking for those hard to find, boutique wines from wineries that don't have tasting rooms. We have nearly 50 wines available by the glass everyday, none of which you can find anywhere else. You can enjoy one of our themed tasting flights or relax with a glass of your favorite libation. Now serving beer too! Open daily 11am~8ish, Closed Tuesdays

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Small & Friendly Wine Bar

We visited this very cute wine bar & tasting room. The staff was great and it was filled with locals, even one of the local dogs with her wine drinking Mom & Dad. Enjoyed their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Diego
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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this very cute wine bar & tasting room. The staff was great and it was filled with locals, even one of the local dogs with her wine drinking Mom & Dad. Enjoyed their wines and they also offer small plates of things to nibble. A very nice place to relax and enjoy their local wines vs those big... More 

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Buena Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

First, the people here are super friendly and easy to talk with. The wine flights had excellent choices to enjoy. We ended up buying 4 bottles of wine. The unexpected part....my husband has discovered that he likes vinegar shrubs. The bartender gave him a sample of a spicy one (the Margarita, I think). He loved it so much that he... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We visited by chance just to get a quick drink on a hot afternoon. Turned out to be 2 1/2 hours of great fun and banter with Chris behind the bar and Dave the local wine maker. Great people, great wine and beer. Do visit if you have a chance. Solvang is a lovely place to visit if your touring... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Friendly staff and great boutique wines make for a relaxing way to wind down the afternoon. Try the red tasting flight of the Wandering Dog labels....they are terrific!

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Manteca, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a great time tasting wine and having some Shrug drinks. Had the whiskey with peach and basil vinegar with a tinge of lemon and it was the best drink. I bought a bottle as a gift to take home but it was so good, I opened it in our room. A must stop when you visit Solvang. The... More 

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Los Angeles, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great spot to get a glass of wine or a beer on the patio. Cheese plates are also great, and a nice way to wind down the day. The staff are all great and have never steered me wrong. Don't hesitate to ask for a splash of something if you can't decide. The Wandering Dog has one of the most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

When you're tired of beer tasting and wine tasting, visit wandering Dog Wine Bar for something called shrub tasting! Yes I was skeptical at first too. But a shrub is known as a fruit infused vinegar that can be combined with club soda, Prosecco or other spirits. We sampled 4 kinds and ended up buying the strawberry ginger shrub. Prices... More 

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Thank 2016heff
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped into this bar after a few tastings and had a blast talking to the locals and finding out good restaurants to go to in town. The wine tasting was average but different and fun compared to what is in town

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Tired of places that just serve wine??? Me too!!! Been a VIP for a decade or whenever they started... They used to have a BEER CLUB...however still have the best beer selections!!! Also....they have champagne flights, great snackie plates, and my friend Lucy is there sometimes....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Walked over after eating at Paula's, and was pleasantly surprised. It was quiet, the wines were tasty, and the owner was very friendly.

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