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Lafond Winery

Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #48 of 111 Activities in Santa Barbara
Type: Wineries
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2014
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Oceanside, California
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288 reviews 288 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I came here for a wedding so I can't comment about the tasting room but about the venue itself. The location can't be beat. The backdrop was beautiful with the vines and the trees and the hills. A wonderful breeze was coming in and lucky for us the weather was nice. From a guests perspective everything went smoothly and run... More

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very nice. This was a little off the beaten track but nice. Had nice picnic area. It was very windy that day so couldn't sit out there for long. Everyone was very nice. We tried to sit out at the tables and 'snack'. It didn't work out so well because of the wind. We still enjoyed the location. We sat... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been a member of LaFond Winery for many many years now and the opening of a tasting room in SB is refreshing in a sea of mediocrity - which is ironic for Santa Barbara - since there are so many great wineries within a short drive. I'm mainly a red drinker and the Pinots and Syrahs are fantastic, but... More

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Huntington Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A good friend that we know loves good wine recommended us to visit LaFond. Not easy to find, and way out on Santa Rosa Road in Lompoc. Wow - was it worth the visit! The tasting room is beautifully designed by the winery owner/architect - Pierre LaFond. Of the five wines on the tasting list - I loved each one!... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This winery was recommended by our tour guide and it was a very pleasant surprise! This is a hidden gem that has amazing chardonnay and a neat outdoor seating area. If you are in the area, you must add this to your list!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Great drive in the hill to a great destination with good wine and gourmet items. The wine stewards were very helpful and informative.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

I went on a 4 winery tour and this was by far my favourite for a few reasons. One being the red wines were all very good! The staff were extremely nice and helpful. The president and his wife were helping out and pouring the wines so we were able to ask them any questions we had. They had also... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Personally, I think they have the best reds available of the wineries in the vicinity. The pinot were all tasty and the Syrah was surprisingly great. The perfect spot to bring food for a picnic and the staff were all friendly and informative without the snotty attitude you sometimes get from certain high profile wineries. The most picturesque spot that... More

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santa monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

This is a wonderful winery in the Santa Rita appellation. It is listed as being in Santa Barbara but the tasting room is located near Buellton. It is affiliated with the Santa Barbara Winery and had an excellent dry Riesling and a good chardonnay. Their reds were also good. Staff were courteous and knowledgeable. The physical beauty of the tasting... More

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