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“Absolutely great wine bar in Solvang!!!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wandering Dog Wine Bar

Wandering Dog Wine Bar
1539 C Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93460
805 686 9126
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Ranked #1 of 5 Nightlife in Solvang
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: This is the place to go when you are looking for those hard to find, boutique wines from wineries that don't have tasting rooms. We have nearly 50 wines available by the glass everyday, none of which you can find anywhere else. You can enjoy one of our themed tasting flights or relax with a glass of your favorite libation. Now serving beer too! Open daily 11am~8ish, Closed Tuesdays
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“Absolutely great wine bar in Solvang!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

We stayed conveniently across the street from the Wandering Dog and wandered in there all three nights we were there. The atmosphere is great and the wine selection is awesome. They have their 'wandering dog' named Lucy that greets everyone, a black lab mix. We had a fabulous champagne called "Flying Goat" and participated in a blind wine tasting. LOVED THIS PLACE!!! Service is great. Yeah, its a bit pricey but its a wine bar and I have yet to be in a wine bar that isnt a bit pricey. Its a good time and worth a visit!

Visited April 2011
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newcastle
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“Must try harder”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

On the recommendation of Trip Advisor we decided to visit The Wandering Dog for wine tasting. We had such a good time, the host Ian was very friendly and knowledgeable so much so we decided to go back the next day to try different wines. Our experience couldn’t have been more disappointing. A different host this time, the owner, not very friendly, didn't talk us through the wine and made mistakes with our order. We felt we had wasted our money. The owner needs to take a lesson from Ian.

Visited April 2011
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Los Olivos, CA
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“My favorite place in Santa Barbara wine country!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

I absolutely love the Wandering Dog. I live locally and I'm in there at least once a week, and I make a point of bringing friends whenever I have visitors from out of town - they always enjoy it as much as I do.

CT and Jody are wonderful hosts, and the wine selection is spectacular. There's something for everyone, with the various tasting choices and wine flights. And the food plates are perfect complements to the wine! There's even a selection of fine beers for those who prefer it.

Joining the WD Wine Society is a great way to get a discount on the very best wines, as well as all the fun events that take place throughout the year.

Stop by for a visit - you'll definitely be back!

Visited April 2011
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“The dog is the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

Ian is the best excellent advice with the wine selections

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Pasadena, California
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“Superb bubbly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

This is the best place in Solvang. Excellent selection of wine, champagne, charcuterie, cheeses, etc. with a cool, local crowd. Ian, the resident sommelier, will have you laughing for hours. Watch him open a bottle of Velvet Glove with complete reverence and you will understand why this is the place to go.

Visited September 2010
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