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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

Address: 125 Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez, CA
Phone Number: 805/688-9463
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Ranked #5 of 25 Activities in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We finally visited Sunstone Winery after reading tons of reviews and seeing the most beautiful photos from weekend getaways and weddings... and it did not disappoint! You're suddenly transported to Europe with the beautiful architecture and olive trees everywhere. And with a good glass of wine in hand, what more could you want? We even became members we loved the... More 

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Big Bear Region, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This winery is great. It has exceptionally nice grounds and a great wine tasting room. If you want a great place for a wedding or other event - this is a good choice. The wine was good and the staff was extremely friendly. We will definitely return to Sunstone.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Small winery in a beautiful location. Wines were great. They also have free oil tasting with bread. Beautiful lawns for picnic

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were coming to the end of our road trip and James had been saving this one up as he had had such a great experience on a previous visit. The greeting was fine but identical to the next party coming in which was the first sign. There was then an issue in regard to membership which was a genuine... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I came here for a wedding and was blown away by this place. I spent a lot of time at the villa due to the fact I was part of the wedding, and I really couldn't get over how nice it all was. The rooms are all huge and look amazing with the stone, and there are several major balcony/patios... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a gorgeous, elegant establishment at Sunstone Vineyards and Winery! Vineyards surround the grounds, very magnificently looking, as you walk up to the very large, stone, romantic winery room. The outside patio area is also quite large (everything is large here!) and is used often for large gatherings, parties, weddings, etc. Inside the tasting room is also magnificent. Romantic. Plenty... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After reading some past reviews and our visit, I can understand some of the negative as well as positive reviews. And I agree witht he previous post, go early. It gets crowded. The facade of the Disney-esque cracked stone all over is definitely over the top and you get the feeling that aesthetics is the overall goal here. Speaking of... More 

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Redlands, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited this winery specifically because we saw pictures of the building. The setting is lovely with a rock stone building, large grassy area and rural setting. HOWEVER, beware of the dirt, graded (when?) road coming in and out. It's full of pot holes and ruts. If you go faster than 5 miles per hour you risk breaking an axle.... More 

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Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were actually a little early arriving about 15 minutes before they open. It's a gorgeous location. Enjoy it and take lots of photos before the masses join in. Lovely tasting tables in an outside courtyard. Very nice wines. Yummy olive oil and balsamic tastings. Bought a few for home: Tuscan dipping oil and strawberry balsamic vinegar.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The property (the villa and its yard) looks just like a vineyard in Tuscany: the decoration, the furnitures, the lavenders, the breeze... Ohh, what a hidden gorgeous place! Perfect venue for special events, too. We payed for our tastings and sat outside to sample. The porch is nice and shady, and it wasn't crowded at all. Their wine is good... More 

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