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Firestone Vineyard

5017 Zaca Station Road, P.O. Box 244, Los Olivos, CA 93441
805-688-3940
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Ranked #6 of 23 activities in Los Olivos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Our Santa Ynez Valley winery tasting room offers one of the Central Coast’s most comfortable and comprehensive visitor experiences, including daily... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It was my first visit to the Solvang area wineries and It will NOT be the last! Our visit was topped by Dawn who's knowledge of wines and Firestones selections of wines was so impressive that I joined your wine club and I look forward to my first shipment of incredible wines! Thank you to the Firestone staff and specially... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Complimentary tour of vineyards! Wine tasting provided... Beautiful grounds. Able to take great pics.Had my voucher which most local hotels and inns will provide for wine tasting.. Make sure to ask.Recommend staying at Santa Ynez Inn... U will not be disappointed! Great bed and breakfast!.. Vineyard allowed a great understanding of mechanisms and wines. I am not an expert in... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I'm in the wine business but don't taste at wineries much anymore. I hadn't had Firestone wines since they became part of the Foley family umbrella. Debbie convinced me to taste and am I glad she did! I was blown away at how much improved the quality was in a short half-decade. All of the wines are well made, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The tour of the winery was the best part. Of course a lot depends on the server, and the objective of ours seemed to be "fast, furious and next please". The "standard" offerings were juvenile and overpriced. The "reserve" faired a little better with the chardonay coming out on top, but our overall impression was overpriced. The Pinot noire would... More

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Redlands, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The entry to this winery is dull looking and not impressive. The gift selections are minimal. They do have a deli type restaurant on site. There is a gorgeous view from the panorama window. But, the selection is limited to a very few varieties. Not at all memorable.

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You get to sit down here in what I think is the most beautiful tasting room with an incredible view. I recommend the Reserve Wine Tasting, a bit steep at $15. each, but you taste the best they have to offer. We liked the 2010 Chairman Merlot and the 2009 Ambassador Meritage the best. They have excellent tasting olive oils... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On vacation, and was looking forward to visiting Firestones Winery. First, the guy who stood behind bar to pour us our flight of wines was terrible. I heard him tell some customers he was up all night with his 2-year old. Not a great excuse..... Then he never talked to us, or told us about the wines, unless we asked.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The winery is breatiful ... you want to spend the day ... the views of the rolling arces of wine grapes from the tasing room is very pleasant ... the staff is knowledgeable and very nice ... abd the wine in very tasty as well.

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

With lots of wine experience on our way to Santa Barbara, and the Bachelor connection, lol, I made us stop at this vineyard. We skipped the tour, as have been on many, but did a Reserve tasting. We were not noticed for about 5 minutes, and there was absolutely zero passion in the pouring staff. Knowing good wines well enough,... More

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St Francisville, LA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had the select wine tasting and was suprised by the quality of the wines. Friendly servers took the time to explain the wines in detail. Took home a case with me!

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