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Gainey Vineyard

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Address: 3950 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, CA 93460
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+1 888-424-6398
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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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Ortonville, Michigan
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I've seen many favorable reviews from California residents, many who are within driving distance of this winery - I happen to be from Michigan and getting to the central coast is neither easy nor inexpensive. Secondly, I am an experienced wine enthusiast with a cellar and have visited many wineries in several countries. We made a trip in November... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stop on a week's journey of wine tasting up the coast of California and what a great place to begin! The winery is picturesque - they were setting up for a wedding while we visited. The shop and tasting room were very nice and Paige, who we did tastings with, knew her stuff. Liked that they... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 4 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 3 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 1 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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Chicago area
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280 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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