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Gainey Vineyard

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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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Activities: Wine tasting

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Great experience and very good wine

Had the opportunity to go thorough the vineyard and have the wine tasting at an old barn within the property. Great sauvignon blanc. Great service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had the opportunity to go thorough the vineyard and have the wine tasting at an old barn within the property. Great sauvignon blanc. Great service.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

...waiter said i would like the Merlot from Gainey....he was so right....decided to take my friend to the vineyard and we were treated like kings.....quiet that day...so, even more special...great guy telling about the wine, bought and thinking about joining club...fun spot...great wine........go

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What I love about Gainey is not only their premium wines but the tasting is actually in a barrel room so you get the real feel of the whole experience. The grounds are just lovely and the staff is knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Stopped in for a tasting, but ended up just splitting a bottle because it seemed to be a better deal. Cool to sit in the courtyard and just relax. G Man

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

At Gainey you enter the winery through their gift shop where you are given a glass - there are several places set up for tasting and you are encouraged to wander around with your glass. The main tasting area is a warm, candle lit room lined with barrels. The grounds here are lovely and the views spectacular. Another good choice... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Gainey offers a lovely tasting room, it is very interesting to walk around here. Perhaps even more interesting to take a walk outside and sample the grapes straight from the grapevine! When we visited, they were setting up for a wedding here, and it looked lovely. But at the end of the day, Gainey wines were not my favorite although... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love Gainey and have brought a few of my friends to taste wine there. Excellent wines, gorgeous tasting room/facility and absolutely beautiful "backyard" overlooking the vineyard. You can sit at one of the picnic tables under the big tree, sip wine and enjoy the scenery: green grass lawn, endless rows of vines and mountains in the distance. Beautiful!

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved Gainey Winery. Our wine guide was friendly and knowledgeable, not at all pushy. The wine tasting experience was not rushed, and was generous with the wine. Nice place, very friendly staff. Worth visiting.

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Elmsford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A reasonably priced tasting of varied wines, whites and reds. Not all were to my taste, but several were pretty good. A fun gift shop, especially if you need a house gift for your hosts!

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Moorpar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We've visited so many vineyards and wine tasting rooms over hte past 8 years and this is the one we stayed a member of their wine club the longest. Simple consistency of fine wine, never disappoints. Especially the Pinot Noirs throughout the years. In addition to great tasting wines and excellent treatment by the staff, the grounds of the vineyard... More 

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