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Address: 3950 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, CA 93460
Phone Number: 888-424-6398
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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

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Nice winery to stop and enjoy the patio and wine.

We stopped by this winery that was recommended by a friend, we were pleasantly surprised. We had a wine tasting and enjoyed the patio area. The wines were a little pricey if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
AMonique S
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stopped by this winery that was recommended by a friend, we were pleasantly surprised. We had a wine tasting and enjoyed the patio area. The wines were a little pricey if you did not buy into the wine club, but overall a nice place for a quick stop. You could bring a few snacks or lunch and have a... More 

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California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
46 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As part of a 50th birthday extravaganza, Gainey was one of the stops we made making our way back down from Napa. Although I was a little surprised how dark the tasting room was (it was hard to really see the color and viscosity), the staff managed to sell the wines by description alone. Noreen (loved her!!!) and Melissa (who... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is my favorite picnic spot in the wineries. We live in Santa Barbara, 25 miles away from Gainey, and we take our out-of-town guests to this winery or Sunstone Winery (second best because of the dust) every time we have a sunny day. Firestone used to be second best, but we discovered about 2012 that they had removed their... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This winery is beautiful. I love the barrel room and back rooms that are now used for tasting. This time there was more merchandise set up which took away from the feel and charm that it previously had. I've been tasting here since 2004. It's usually the first stop because after driving up from OC, I'm ready to hit a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

An absolute must is the merlot. The service was OK and I didn't feel like the people serving didn't stand out. The merlot was one of the best I've ever had. Great body and full flavored. I feel like the set up for the tasting could have been better but the atmosphere was really nice

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California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our wine guide, Aaron, was super. Made our wine tasting fun and educational. He personalized his approach to wine and drew us into the conversation. We enjoyed the wine very much along with its gift shop.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Gainey Vineyards was a lovely first stop on our wine tour of the area. The vineyard itself is lovely and picturesque with beautiful trees lining the drive and a gorgeous private event space in the back. Aesthetically the space inside and out was designed well and brought the brand to life. The tasting room had a cozy warm feel with... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We bought a bottle of white wine and had a picnic outside. The views and surroundings are truly amazing. Very sweet and knowledgeable people at the winery. Gave us a free sip to try out our wine.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We drove up to Gainey Vineyards for the afternoon from Santa Barbara and had a lovely time--it was a quick 30 minute drive with beautiful scenery and the wine was fantastic! We did the tasting and then bought a bottle, along with some cheese and crackers at sat outside to enjoy the weather and the wine. The merlot was our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This micro vineyard is amazing. The grounds are beautiful and the staff respect both the surrounds and the environment and their wines taste great. They also sell speciality vinaigrettes, we took some of the tangerine one home. Around the grounds, their are old barns that have been used in Hollywood movies. This place is really charming and worth a visit.

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