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Address: Santa Barbara, CA
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Kathy welcomed us to a very nice wine tasting. Price was very reasonable & we each received a nice memorable wine glass We tasted 7 different wines with some choclolet too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nancy M
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kathy welcomed us to a very nice wine tasting. Price was very reasonable & we each received a nice memorable wine glass We tasted 7 different wines with some choclolet too! all very good! Highly recommend!

Thank Nancy M
Coupeville, Washington
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We weren't able to go to the winery but were able to visit the tasting room in down town Santa Barbara. They gave us a selection of wines to enjoy for $10 and that fee went towards any wine we purchased and we received our beautiful wine glasses.

Thank keeperofyourinn
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Excellent value tasting at $10, especially as the glass is included. The Vineyard Pinot Noir and Syrah are both a high step above their Santa Rita Hills versions. Decent Chardonnay and Riesling round out the 6 selections. Sandra was a knowledgable pourer.

Thank Michele D
Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I haven't been to all the wineries in the Santa Ynez valley area, but I've visited a lot. My favorites are Lafond and Rusack, in that order. In both cases the wines are very good, the views and scenery are magnificent, and the service is friendly and enthusiastic. Both are a little isolated and off the beaten track. The tasting... More 

Thank NameAlreadyTaken75
Camarillo, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Always one of my favorites in Santa Rita Hills, both for the pinot noirs and the scenery. I like the glass window between the tasting room and the barrel room so you can see what's going on during harvest. And can't beat the view at sunset.

Thank Bob S
Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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 

Thank Aprilp2412
Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 

Thank mooki x
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 

1 Thank Marshall M
Huntington Beach
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank JulianSolo
Houston, Texas, United States
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59 reviews
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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!

1 Thank Josh R

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