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“nice wines and a lovely drive ...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bridlewood Estate Winery

Bridlewood Estate Winery
3555 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
805-688-9000
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Ranked #5 of 25 things to do in Santa Ynez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“nice wines and a lovely drive ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

You will have a great wine taste - normally $10 each, but we got a free tasting through our hotel. Wines all very nice and the staff were lovely. stay a bit longer in the very pretty grounds.

The amount of wine that you taste, will just put you on the drink drive limit! Many of the local restaurants stock their wine but its not sold in Europe yet ....

Visited September 2011
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“Feeling of old California”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

My husband and I have been members of Bridlewood for years, as well as several other wineries in Santa Ynez/Los Olivos. Although each has its own charm, Bridlewood is our favorite. The wines are consistently outstanding; their viognier is without peer, and the pinot estate wines never disappoint. Most of all, we love the grounds, with a beautiful lake behind the race track and across a large lawn with weeping willows, a bridge, and cascade. Bridlewood has distribution parties every two months, with delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts, prompting us to spend the night in the area so we can truly enjoy the ambience. We enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the vineyards in every season. Fall is our favorite with the changing colors, and the rustic sunsets. We always come away refreshed. The staff is welcoming and takes great pride in their wines; the tasting room is elegant; and picnics are allowed by the lake if one is a member, The facade has been created to look like a Mission with bell towers, and the fountain and patio evoke old California. We have never been disappointed, visiting a dozen times.

Visited July 2011
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“Beautiful Grounds nice tasting room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

Very pretty site with friendly staff and good wine. Carriage rides for $5 per person. Just a few minutes from the heart of Santa Ynez. We stayed at Santa Ynez Inn and this is a nice starting point to begin tasting and then hitting the other wineries along the foxen cyn.

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