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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 Place to enjoy Wine

My sister and I went here and had the pleasure to taste white wine. The ladies behind the counter... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
annminky
,
Pasadena, California
Nice Visit

I am writing this review strictly on the quality of the wines we tasted, and they were all very... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
DuckFan
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Palm Springs
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2401 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9321
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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

1  Thank annminky
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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

3  Thank DuckFan
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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

3  Thank Jiminsb
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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.

1  Thank Beth V
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

If you like wineries that are not found at Safeway you will love this one. Wonderful wines we spent our budget here but well worth it. The people are very receptive and knowledgeable. Tastings are $10 and $15 but if you but 3 bottles the...More

2  Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Standard wine tasting set up in a smallish tasting room. Despite it being not too busy it felt like the pourer was pretty mechanical. The wine selection was decent but nothing stood out.

Thank Fondue4two
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Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Normally don't drink Sauvignon Blanc... However, I had to buy a bottle. Big and rich for a white wine. Delicious!

Thank PilotMichael
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We stopped at Brander because the one before wasn't open yet and what a great stopped it turned out to be! We chose the classic flight and bought 3. The one named after his daughter was our fav. We also bought the F/Red and a...More

Thank Amy F
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

fun and attentive staff.....don't pet the cat more than twice she bites, but a fun companion as I drank some wine and learned about the vineyard. I'm a red wine guy, but their whites are worth a taste. view is great......I bought wine....white wine.....the one...More

Thank Roy L R
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

The 2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was good but slightly overpriced at $50. Other wines were just average for this area other than the Sauvignon Blanc. Reserve tasting fee $15. Nice location. Good service.

Thank David from La Palma
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