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“Beautiful vineyard setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

Riverbench Vineyard and Winery
6020 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
805-937-8340
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Ranked #5 of 12 activities in Santa Maria
Type: Wineries
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Owner description: Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when its first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. For years since then, some of the most renowned wineries in Santa Barbara County have purchased our fruit for their own wines. Over time Riverbench has become a prominent name for high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Maria Valley.In 2004, a group of local families purchased the property. Wine drinkers themselves, the owners quickly became enamored with the wine industry and decided to start producing their own wine label using small quantities of their exceptional fruit. Riverbench Winery was born.The first vintage included both Estate and Reserve versions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since then, our portfolio has increased to include new interpretations of these noble varietals. All Riverbench wines are made in limited quantities, and many are available exclusively through our tasting room.We are a Santa Barbara Green Business!
Irvine, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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“Beautiful vineyard setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Beautiful vineyard; winetasting costs $10, which is common at most tasting rooms, and the wine is tasty. The time we were there, however, the person doing the pouring often had to ask someone else in response to questions that were asked, but the setting is beautiful, and hopefully as he gains experience, he'll know more!

Visited May 2012
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Orcutt, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012 via mobile

The locals know this is a great winery with a fantastic staff. Very friendly, laid back place.

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Nipomo, California
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“Riverbench Rules”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Grab you honey and head out to Riverbench. Pack a little picnic then let the wonderful staff at Riverbench help you find the wine of your dreams. No kidding this is such a great experience.
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Los Angeles, CA
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“A very pleasant experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Visited Riverbench while on a wine tour of the area. It was definitely a favorite! Beautiful grounds, warm, inviting tasting room and by far the most friendly staff! Really enjoyed the wines we tried too! Can't wait to return!

Visited September 2011
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Santa Maria, California
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“Amber is the best!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

I love this winery. Everyone is very friendly and it is a relaxed atmosphere. Amber is the best!

Visited December 2011
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