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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

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Address: 125 Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, CA
Phone Number: 805/688-9463
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The best of Santa Ynez

If you can only go to one winery in the Santa Ynez wine region, it is Sunstone. The wines are beautiful (pinot noir and syrah are tops) and the service is friendly. The tasting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you can only go to one winery in the Santa Ynez wine region, it is Sunstone. The wines are beautiful (pinot noir and syrah are tops) and the service is friendly. The tasting room is beautiful and the picnic grounds are lovely. All in all, it earned our #1 ranking for overall experience.

1 Thank sfdann
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love Sunstone Vineyard! Friendly staff, delicious wines and a good time with family and friends. Shout out to Tom (staff) for remembering my name. Wow!

Thank Craig H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a beautiful day which made the landscape of Sunstone pop! Set in a beautiful vineyard which is nice to take in. However wine was pretty average and service in the tasting room was a little disappointing. Wineries in this area need to up their game in terms of food and wine pairing or offering snacks. Was a... More 

Thank Nicolette_Mudaly
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We can't say enough about Sunstone! We were married there in October and everyone at Sunstone has become family! The staff is kind, attentive, knowledgable, fun and so much more. The wine goes down easily and it is beyond worth every sip! LOVE IT. For a beautiful day - Sunstone is the place to go if you're looking for quality... More 

Thank stacey s
Cambridge, Ontario
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Great grounds, good wine, disappointed by the service in tasting room. My husband and I stopped by Sunstone winery on our road trip from SF to LA. We were only in California for a short trip so we did not have much time to visit wineries. We chose to visit Sunstone as it was recommended to us. Wine was good... More 

Thank Lindsey A
San Marino, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a beautiful winery. Looks like you are a Tuscany winery. The attention to detail is amazing. It reminds me of what a winery would look like if built by Walt Disney. I mean that in the best way. Our wine server was very friendly and knowledgable. We enjoyed the wines. I would definitely come back on our next... More 

Thank Sunnydaysinca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This vineyard has more rustic appearance than some of the other more polished neighbours. In the courtyard outside there are tables & chairs and guests are welcome to bring a picnic, which is great for families. Once inside the small tasting room the staff were friendly. There was less chat on the wine than in some other wine regions I've... More 

Thank DrFussy
Fillmore, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

What a great place to visit. The setting is beautiful. They have good wines and a great picnic area. We are members of their wine club so we have an excuse to come up once a quarter to pick up our order, have a tasting and a nice picnic. The staff is always friendly and accomodating.

Thank johnsons365
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The atmosphere and staff gets an A+. The wine gets a B-. Don't get me wrong, the wine is decent, but I feel the pricing is way too high. If I'm paying $50 plus, for a bottle, I want it to be outstanding. These were not.

Thank JeffSoltys
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience to taste the wines and to visit the winery. Very nice attendance and beautiful place. We loved the Syrah Wine. Very nice place for couples and friends.

Thank rocapi2000

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