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The Brander Vineyard

2401 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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Ranked #14 of 23 activities in Santa Ynez
Type: Wineries
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was our final stop on a recent wine tour of Santa Ynez and Los Olivos. Their wine is lovely and there is a great outdoor spot to relax and picnic. I left with a bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc & Cabernet Sauvignon as it was just too good to leave all the bottles there.

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

They have a lovely courtyard to enjoy a bottle of wine and have a picnic. There reds are extremely good.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I have been wine tasting in the Santa Ynez valley many times and we always come back to Brander. Brander easily has the best white wines in the valley, and some really great reds as well. Their reserve cabernet sauvignon is amazing! We like their wines so much, on our last trip we became members. Its a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

When we arrived there was no one there.(Probably not a good sign??) We debated about doing a tasting there but since there was one particular wine we wanted to try we decided to go ahead. The pours were extremely small. Then the pourer.. a seemingly bored young gal...told us that the wine we wanted to taste (the last wine on... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Decent wines especially Sauvignon Blanc, an ok Tasting room & ok decor. go for the Wine, buy 3 bottles the tasting is free

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McCook, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We spent an afternoon touring the wine country above Santa Barbara and this winery was recommended for a visit. Their wines are excellent, but the best part of our visit was the tour we received from the young man working the tasting room that afternoon. He went out of his way to show us around and explain their process of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We stopped off at Brander on our way from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo. The vineyard is lovely, the tasting room was light and airy, the staff were friendly, and the wines were nice. We went for the classic flight which cost $10 for 5 tastings. I believe a logo glass is also included in the price but we... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had a decent experience at this vineyard... The wine was good, the employees were nice, the area was pretty, but nothing was amazing. The employees didn't seem very interested in sharing a lot of information even though they were pleasant. Definitely a decent vineyard to go to but I can't give it more stars since there are so many... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Brander! The wines were wonderful and equally wonderful was the outdoor courtyard area. We brought a picnic and enjoyed a tasting while the kids explored the garden area. There were some lovely Sauvignon Blancs and a fabulous Cabernet Reserve. It looks like they've been making some upgrades to the property and we enjoyed each... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I think Brander was my first wine club membership ever. I love the whites. And over the years, their reds have grown on me. But anthing Sauvignon Blanc is a winner. The new F/Red is very good too. It is a pretty property and a lovely setting on a sunny afternoon. The staff are always polite and knowledgeable. Members taste... More

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