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Address: 5017 Zaca Station Road, P.O. Box 244, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone Number: 805-688-3940
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting
Description: Our Santa Ynez Valley winery tasting room offers one of the Central...
Our Santa Ynez Valley winery tasting room offers one of the Central Coast’s most comfortable and comprehensive visitor experiences, including daily winery tours and extensive picnic facilities. Archive photos and other artifacts chart the Firestone family’s pioneering heritage, from turn-of-the-century tire innovation to the establishment of Santa Barbara County’s first estate winery in 1972. The recently remodeled tasting room features an island bar and picture windows that overlook our estate vineyards. We strive to offer an informative and welcoming atmosphere that will appeal to wine enthusiasts and novices alike. Our free daily tours guide you through the history of the winery, and through the production of fine wine from vine to glass. Tours begin at the demonstration cork tree and continue out into the estate vineyards. The winemaking process is then showcased from the crush pad to the fermentation cellar to the barrel cellar. Tours typically last between 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the volume of guests and depth of questions. Tours depart daily at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
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Nice place to finish our wine tour

This was our last stop in a series of wine tastings over 3 days. It was a Monday and therefore a slow day and we didn't have to fight through the crowds to get our sips in. We had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Moorpar
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was our last stop in a series of wine tastings over 3 days. It was a Monday and therefore a slow day and we didn't have to fight through the crowds to get our sips in. We had an attentive server with good information who hooked us up with a winery tour that pretty good. The wines were across... More 

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Westport, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We couldn't have been happier with the wine tasting experience we had today at the Firestone winery. Dawn (like the sunrise) was very welcoming and knowledgeable about all of the different types of wine. We are certainly not wine experts, but have been to many wineries in France, Italy, Temecula, and in the Santa Ynez Valley. I have to say... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Enjoyed our tasting with Effrin. He was great. Made us feel right at home. Since I am in Industry, we were able to taste just about all they had their. One of the better stops on our trip. Prices were reasonable in Wine Country. Bought quite a few bottles. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Took advantage of yoga in the vineyard along with a chocolate truffle and wine pairing, deliciously decadent. Dawn was very informative and helpful, great assets to the vineyard. This was followed up with a vineyard tour, where the tour leader ran through his script and was not very engaging. Wines and were sumptuous, scenery was divine.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It is a pretty nice tasting room. Big & open & our favorite part was looking at all the photos (history) of the family. Nice place & everyone was friendly. It was a bit rushed of a tasting & although the girl serving us was friendly, she didn't know much- but she was learning. None of it was bad bud... More 

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Rainier, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Having had a great experience here a few months ago, we decided to return to confirm our impressions. The wines were excellent, the ambiance was great (not too crowded during the winter), and - they are dog-friendly. Jack and Winston enjoyed a snack and a bowl of water, while we enjoyed the tasting. Great place!

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Somis, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming here every year, forever.. Even met Brooks back in the day.. The wines were very fair... Service was just ok.. Not even thrilled with the membership any more, sad....

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Continuing our visits of the Foley Family properties, we next went to Firestone. Yes, it is that Firestone who was on the Bachelor. He has sold the winery properties and only concentrates on the brewery now, but there are a lot of Firestone memorabilia in the winery. We arrived, coincidentally, in time for the tour. It was about a half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I go wine tasting all the time with my in-laws and our most favorite winery is Firestone. We especially love the outstanding service we get from Dawn. She sure knows her wine!!! We look forward to seeing her each time we go up there! Thanks Dawn for the great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Efrain was absolutely amazing. Extremely attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. This guy could have served grape juice and it would be a 5 star review with how good he was. The wine was very good, we ended up purchasing the 2011 syrah and a 2011 cab because they were exceptional. Overall great experience.

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