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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting

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As if I was in the French countryside

As a travel company owner, I travel often and have been to the French countryside numerous times. When I heard that Sunstone had a villa important from France, I thought it would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2012
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Huntington Beach, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

This was the third and last stop of our winery tour and selected it because of the previous reviews and description of it being sooo beautiful and on the river. Well I guess I'm spoiled by REALLY beautiful wineries in Paso and Napa. While this was "nice" I wouldn't say it was THAT nice and I never saw any river.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

As a travel company owner, I travel often and have been to the French countryside numerous times. When I heard that Sunstone had a villa important from France, I thought it would be a bit "cheesy". Wow, was I proven wrong! Their attention to detail in aesthetics is impressive and it shows in both the villa and tasting rooms. The... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This was the first stop on our trek through the Santa Ynez valley. We got there when it first opened, so there were only a handful of people, which was nice! We paid the extra $4 for the reserve tasting so we tried all 8 wines and enjoyed almost all of them. You really do feel like you're in Tuscany.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

I have to start by saying that my now finance proposed in the garden, so obviously I this place holds a special place in my heart! But it's a lovely winery, with a great picnic friendly courtyard and they sell wine by the glass, which is great. The cellar room is beautiful too. Take a picnic, do the tasting and... More 

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Hemet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Beauty surrounds you here at Sunstone Vineyards. You can stand at the bar inside while wine tasting or sit outside under the olive trees on the patio. This is the first time I enjoyed every wine I tried!

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honolulu
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

What a total gem ... My husband was grouchy until we drove down the dirt road and tasted this wine, rich and deep bodied.... We signed up and took some with us, what a difference a good btl of wine makes....takes the sting out of anything.

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Bucks County, PA
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51 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We visited quite a few wineries, but Sunstone was our favorite. It is small and doesn't have the elaborate tasting room that others have,but what it did have was the best ambiance of all of them. It is hard to find, down Refugio Road, with a small sign on the right just before you cross a bridge. The actual winery... More 

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trabuco canyon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

we heard this was a beautiful place and stopped here first on our way up from Orange County CA. When we arrived at noon, we were the only guests and were welcomed and served several glasses of their wine which we enjoyed. The servers spent alot of time with us and answered all our questions. They had cheese and bread... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I think this is the most beautiful of all the wineries in the area. Very friendly people and EXCELLENT wine. If you only have one vineyard to visit, this should be it.

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Waynesburg
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

this was an unplanned stop and we are glad we did stop.the grounds are amazingly beautiful. old world europe feel.after taking tons of pics,then another suprise....the wines! geat wines. great lady-pourer too. made us feel so welcome. would recommend highly.

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