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Big Aged (some 6 years) in Barrel

Imagine Wine is a husband and wife affair. Ross Rankin is the winemaker and will most likely be the... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
RossR821
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Awesome wines and an education to boot!

We've visited Imagine Wine's tasting room many times over the years, both when it was in Santa... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
420jerry262
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Imagine Wine is a husband and wife affair. Ross Rankin is the winemaker and will most likely be the one to serve. He is a character will lots of stories about his business life and becoming a winemaker 18 years ago. The wines are extremely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RossR821
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We've visited Imagine Wine's tasting room many times over the years, both when it was in Santa Ynez, and now in Buellton. Every time we go, we leave with excellent wines (the zinfandel is simply amazing) but also with a deep respect for the owner/wine...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 420jerry262
Reviewed February 6, 2016

It was worth the $10 tasting fee to sit at the small bar and listen to some of the interesting history of the area from the Imagine winemaker. A very good conversationalist to say the least. I am afraid that I did not agree with...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed January 24, 2016

The wines were spectacular! Especially the "panty dropper" (name of the wine). But the art inside this tasting room is a must see!! The owner's son carves amazing stone figures! You have to see the lips he carved & the wings & the hand. The...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Vicki M
Reviewed March 12, 2015

Winemaker poured, extremely knowledgeable and Ross poured 2007, 2008 where most wineries were pouring 2010, 11 or 12. Ross' tasting room doubles as an art gallery, displaying beautiful sculptures by his son, a very talented artist. His tasting included a Viognier and a Paso Robles...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Michele D
Reviewed March 8, 2015

Imagine Winery's tasting room is located on a side street in Santa Ynez. The room is of moderate size and well decorated with landscape art and attractive sculptures in white stone. The server was pleasant and well-versed in the wines. The tasting included six wines...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Knyte7
Reviewed January 21, 2015

We spent the weekend wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley. This place isn't large, but it was really a pleasant experience. Not only does the owner (Russ) have a nice selection of art for sale, including some decent plein air oil paintings, and a...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank FJsRKool
Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very friendly. Wine maker was pouring. Very knowledgable. Luckily it wasn't very crowded or you probably wouldn't have great service. Since there were only a few of us in there, we got a lot of attention. He liked to talk a lot but made the...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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