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The Brander Vineyard

2401 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9321
+1 805-688-2455
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Great wine and wine tasting room

This is one of those wineries when we come up from Santa Barbara to go winetasting that instantly... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Santa Barbara, California

A very charming place with a very friendly cat, and the wine was very good. My favorites the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Dorania M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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2401 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9321
+1 805-688-2455
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is one of those wineries when we come up from Santa Barbara to go winetasting that instantly made me feel welcomed, at home, and ended up liked every single wine, whites and reds, and so decided to become a club member of !! I...More

Thank katheemiller
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A very charming place with a very friendly cat, and the wine was very good. My favorites the Sauvignon Blanc and the Merlot

2  Thank Dorania M
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Nice winery, staff friendly and the wine is pretty decent. Prefer more the white than the red wines Nice location and nice patio to chill too

1  Thank trungtinle81
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Brander Winery is known for its Sauvignon Blanc, with Fred Brander sometimes being called the King of Sauvignon Blanc of California. We went to sample this, plus his reserve Cab and were not disappointed. The tasting room was nicely appointed with a very friendly staff...More

1  Thank bharrison
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I was hauling people from Boston around the Santa Inez wine country and the wanted to see "a vineyard" . I called in a few friends and they recommended Brander. Delightful spot. Very nice and knowledgeable staff without a hint of haughtiness. Two reasonable flights...More

1  Thank CWS55
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Fred Brander is renowned for the qualities of his fine white, pink and red wines. In fact, he is the only winemaker to produce several styles of Sauvignon Blanc, all of which stand among my favorites in the region. Just don't miss out on his...More

3  Thank CentralCoastCritic
Reviewed 30 May 2016

My sister and I went here and had the pleasure to taste white wine. The ladies behind the counter were all nice and friendly. The white wine was ok (for my taste). The place (grounds) was not that big but lovely with a garden on...More

Thank annminky
Reviewed 19 May 2016

I am writing this review strictly on the quality of the wines we tasted, and they were all very well made. They produce an amazing variety of Bordeaux and Rhone whites that are varied and outstanding and their red blend and two Cabernets are also...More

2  Thank DuckFan
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

It was a treat to visit Brander Vineyards and taste its Bordeaux style classics, including a Cabernet that was neither overly extracted nor herbaceous like other area wines. The menu of five different Sauvignon Blancs was an added treat. Hard to say which of the...More

2  Thank Jiminsb
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Always a wonderful experience at Brander. The wine is great and the people very fun. Great place to picnic as well.

Thank Beth V
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