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“Live Music on a Sunny Day” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Malibu Family Wines

Malibu Family Wines
32111 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
+1 818-865-0605
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Ranked #12 of 38 things to do in Malibu
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Owner description: Experience wine as a Malibu Local. Malibu Wines tasting room is the cozy and chic destination favored by surf and sand loving oenophiles. Nestled high above the fabled coastline that has enchanted the famous and the fabulous throughout its storied history, Malibu Wines invites you to choose from a selection of wines harvested and produced from this legendary terroir. Ocean air, luscious sky, impeccable grapes, classic soil – each sip is a memory produced with love and affection from the locals. Viva Malibu!We proudly feature fine wine from Malibu Family Wines, proud producers of Semler and Saddlerock Wines. Malibu Family Wines is best known for integrating new-world technology with old-world artistry. The vineyards are located in the ideal environment for growing premium wine grapes – high altitude separated from the coastline, pristine weather conditions, rocky soil. Hand picked and harvested the same day, the vines are typically harvested in late September or early October. Wines are aged in a combination of French and American Oak. The final result is a perfectly designed blend of fruit, tannins, and structure, complex and drinkable. You will love the drive to our tasting room. Situated just minutes from the Pacific Coast Highway off of Mullholland Highway, Malibu Wines is located about 25 miles north of Santa Monica. Visitors are welcome to taste wines from 11 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday – Sunday. Please call us for seasonal hours.
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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“Live Music on a Sunny Day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We came to Malibu Wines on an invitation to someone’s birthday who was celebrating at the Vineyard. We are not wine drinkers so we cannot speak to the wine itself as it all tastes the same to us. We did try some, but who knows. It’s a picturesque drive up Mulholland to get here and when you arrive there is no parking only Valet. The cost was $14 plus tip. A little steep (Pun intended). We arrived very early without much of a crowd and we are glad we did as people poured in by what seemed like the hundreds throughout the day. As we left we saw a shuttle that took you to some other parking option. Not sure if or what the associated charge was, but perhaps a cheaper option than the valet. By arriving early we were able to get a table right in front of the patio area where the musician performed throughout the afternoon. The musician was fantastic. It added to the mood of the day. They had 2 main bar areas with options for Wine tasting and buying bottles. A few bottles were purchased in our party. The grounds were very well maintained. There were wooden chairs that pulled up to tables made out of used wine barrels which was a nice touch. There was a fish tank in the front area near the bathrooms which said it was from the Tank’d show. There also a faux fountain with what looks like wine coming from a wagon in front. Overall our opinion was certainly shaped by the great weather, location and good music. It was also a great quiet place without kids running around. They carded at the front entrance and the wine seemed pretty pricey, but when in Rome…

Visited June 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

what a great spot that is so close to L.A. the small winery allows you to taste their wines, as most do. however, it is really a place to not just taste the wines, but to taste the relaxing experience of being out of the city. they have a band playing, while you enjoy a picnic that you brought. they sell the wines to go with it.

Visited May 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Tasting flights for both Semler and Saddlerock wines are available. I went for Saddlerock selection which was ok but nothing exceptional. We also bought a bottle of Semler Cabernet Sauvingon which was nice but definitely overpriced - like wines at most wineries in the States....One can taste much better wines in Hungary or Tuscany on a significantly lower price. Service should have been nicer and more competent. Place was very quiet on weekday afternoon when we visited what we liked a lot. Despite cons this is a nice place to hang out and sip some wine.

Visited June 2012
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los angeles, ca
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“so fun! Picnic friendly, live music, good wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place is great! It's about halfway between the 101 and PCH on Kanan. They don't serve food so you can bring your own food and get a glass or bottle of wine and hang out all afternoon. They often have live music and it's a fun, young crowd. They don't allow any kids (not even babies) so make sure to leave the kids behind and no dogs either.
It opens at 11 on the weekends and I definitely recommend getting there close to opening if you want a table. But if you don't get there early enough to get a table there is plenty of lawn space, just bring a blanket and a hat.

Visited September 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Intimate winetasting soiree with 30 close friends in Malibu!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Met with daughter and a bunch of her friends at Malibu wines last Sunday for music (provided by different performers) and wine tasting (every two or three people bought a bottle of one of the vineyard's wines) and food - which we all brought and shared at the picnic tables provided. The winery let us have tastes of any of the featured offered bottles - though there were more vintages and some sparklers available as well. Waitstaff were lovely! I had two complaints only: 1) we had purchased a groupon for a tasting at the Malibu & Vine Outdoor Wine Bar - and did not realize that this winery was about a mile or so from the location (related businesses) that the groupon offered. We had all these people come meet us, so we could hardly switch locations - and not having been there before, did not realize there were two locations. THAT was a bummer. 2) parking was expensive - and not anticipated. There is lots of space - would have been nice to let wine buyers have discounted parking.
I also recommend you go early (when it opens) - especially on a Sunday , when we went, to secure a table. It is very popular.

Visited March 2013
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