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“Good wines & great picnic spot!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rancho Sisquoc Winery

Rancho Sisquoc Winery
6600 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria, CA
805/ 934-4332
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Ranked #2 of 12 activities in Santa Maria
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting, Picnicking
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Juno Beach, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good wines & great picnic spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2008

This Santa Ynez winery is quaint and lovely. It's set way off the road & the drive in is pretty. We grabbed some snacks once we finished tasting & had a bottle of wine with it outside. It was great.

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“My favorite corner of the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2006

First of all, Foxen Canyon Road, in the Santa Ynez Valley above Santa Barbara, is one of the most gorgeous drives to be found anywhere. Rolling hills, California Live Oaks, and uncrowded tranquility for all 10 miles of it. Do yourself a favor and stay away from the touristy wineries like Firestone or Fess Parker (on the same road), and instead make your way (off the beaten path) to Rancho Sisquoc, for that old California, family-owned gentleman farmer kind of winery experience that is now forever gone in places like Napa.

A long dirt drive leads to a compound of buildings, the rustic tasting room and beautiful grounds, complete with picnic tables. The wine is great, the atmosphere great---grab some snacks from their fridge and prepare to hang out for an hour or so. This is the highlight of the day for me on each visit to the valley.

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