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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
+1 805-688-9463
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Lives up to its Reputation

My husband and I were there on a weekday, so it was not as crowded as it probably would have been... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PADinSoCal
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Los Angeles, California
Cave Winery

This is winery has a beautiful view. The wines are very good. We like the servers. They were very... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Diane H
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Windsor, California
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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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“tasting room” (26 reviews)
“blood orange” (5 reviews)
“wine tasting” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
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"views are amazing"
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"picnic benches"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"great wine"
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"excellent customer service"
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"great personality"
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"tasting experience"
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"central coast"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were there on a weekday, so it was not as crowded as it probably would have been on a weekend. That said, we had a wonderful time wine tasting. Our Sommelier, Erica, was not only informative but had a great personality....More

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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you and your husband enjoyed not only the wines, the grounds but most importantly the service and hospitality! We like to think we have the best team in the Santa Ynez Valley! Thank you for taking the time to review and hope to...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is winery has a beautiful view. The wines are very good. We like the servers. They were very helpful and informative. You have to pay $15 fee for wine tasting but I don't know how bottles you have to purchase to waive the fee....More

Thank Diane H
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Hello Diane, Thank you for the review and thrilled you enjoyed the wine, service and location! Slam dunk! For future reference, a tasting is complimentary with a three bottle purchase or our Club Sunstone Members taste complimentary for up to four people if you signed...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

I wasn't over the moon with this winery. The wines were pretty good, and the staff did a good job going over the wines with you, while still giving you space to enjoy them. But I felt there wasn't really a good place to just...More

1  Thank Amy C
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Hello Amy, Thank you for your thoughts! Glad you enjoyed the wines and service from our staff. I apologize you were not able to sit and enjoy the lawn areas with your wine! We have about a dozen picnic tables lined along the lawn area...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

By far the strongest side of the place is the place itself: the setting, the building and the space outside are indeed beautiful (even if tries a bit hard to come along as some Tuscany castello or something along this line). The rest was unfortunately...More

Thank Z F
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Thank you for your feedback- glad you enjoyed the grounds and appreciate your opinion on the wines. We feel the quality and experience we provide at the estate are well worth the price. Sounds like we didn't meet those expectations for you and apologize your...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

The grounds, the wine, the authentic European architecture and ambience, the expertise and the hospitality made for the most beautiful Vineyard experience ever. We ate, drank and made Merry and our Sommalier who I believe was "Ted" made our afternoon resplendant with delicious wines many...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Hard to fault this place. Stunning scenery with breathtaking views of the scenery, while drinking a bottle of wine in the sunshine. Define Italy recommend visiting during the week as the weekend would be so busy.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Had a terrible experience with this winery's club. Pretty grounds, decent wine, but save yourself the headache and avoid their wine club like the plague.

Thank Margotja
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Margot, I apologize for your experience. I have reached out via private message on Yelp as well and have not received a response from you to inquire. Would love to follow up to hear how we can be better. Bryan M.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The must visit vineyard out in the valley! Try to go up over the mountain behind the vineyard. Refugio road will take you over to the 101.

Thank Roblettieri
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Hello, Thank you for the review! Glad you found us and hope you will be back to visit again, soon! Cheers, Bryan M.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Not only did we enjoy the tasting...that's always fun...but we also loved just hanging out. We played bocci ball and sat in the sunshine listening to the birds...very calming.

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Bion R, Owner at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2018

Thank you so much Judi. We appreciate your nice review and hope to see you here again soon!

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

We enjoyed our trip to Sunstone. The tasting room was busy, but we were able to take our tasting outside after each pouring to sit down outside and relax. We would then walk in and get a new tasting. They had great, free olive oil...More

Thank Dan R
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Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2018

Dan, Glad you enjoyed your visit to the estate and were able to relax outdoors! We hope to see you again on your next visit! Cheers, Bryan M.

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fallegra
September 25, 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
March 31, 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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