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Sanford Winery & Vineyards

5010 Santa Rosa Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436-9551
+1 800-426-9463
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We recently visited Sanford winery. We had been several years ago and I wanted to revisit. First... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa S
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La Crescenta, California
Beautiful winery, terrific wines

My husband and I just returned from visiting the Santa Barbara County wine region for the first... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
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We invite you to take a step back in time and experience the place where the Sta. Rita Hills growing region was born. Travel along the beautiful countryside and discover our mission-inspired winery nestled among the vines in the very middle of La Rinconada Vineyard. An off the beaten path gem, Sanford Winery offers a selection of elevated tasting experiences of world-renowned wines sourced from our historic estate. Experience an educational, behind the scenes tour of our sustainable winemaking facility, take a guided walk through the oldest vines in Santa Barbara County, or simply enjoy a picnic lunch alongside estate grown vines while soaking in the spectacular vineyard views. Learn about our wonderful history in the valley we call home.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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5010 Santa Rosa Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436-9551
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Sanford winery. We had been several years ago and I wanted to revisit. First, be prepared it is 7 miles off the highway. The scenery is beautiful but it is a long way in and out. That being said, the property itself...More

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

My husband and I just returned from visiting the Santa Barbara County wine region for the first time. We tasted at several different wineries in the area and we usually enjoyed one or two of the wines that were offered. However, none of the places...More

Thank michellehY7527XY
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

This property of 1000 acres in the Santa Rita Hills provides an ideal climate for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with warming in the morning and then fog arriving from the ocean in the afternoon. Warm but not too hot for the grapes. The tasting room...More

Thank waterandmore
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Brittany K, Administrator at Sanford Winery & Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you for leaving this fantastic review and mentioning our Sr. Hospitality Manager, Chris Jurgens. We agree, he is a wonderful host! We're so happy that you had such a great time with us at Sanford Winery, and we're glad you enjoyed the new bubbly...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

I hadn't been to Sanford for 20 years, and it is a class act again. Although the changes in leadership have had my head spinning, it doesn't matter, the wines taste first class. It is an expensive tasting, but once in, they are generous in...More

Thank expectquality1942
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Yes, the pinots are good, but so are all of their wines! I enjoyed every wine I tried at Sanford and would recommend it in a heartbeat. It's a little off the beaten path, but the drive is so beautiful and peaceful, I wouldn't hesitate...More

Thank travelingjamie
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

While on a tour we stopped at this vineyard and had a tour and a tasting of four of their wines. The tour guide seemed very knowledgeable and took the time to answer questions. We enjoyed the sampling of the wines although offering just one...More

Thank Howard H
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

We decided to stop at Sanford Vineyards because of the movie: "Sideways." We were doing the Sideways Tour (See my other reviews for more info). We did try one of their mixed flights of 4 whites & 1 red. All were very good, but in...More

Thank willkommenhof
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable experience tasting awesome Pinot noir with Peggy. A beautiful setting, interesting conversation & delicious wines. Thank you!

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

Sanford is a great place to taste good wine with a friendly staff. Somehow the staff always seems too busy but they always give you a tasting with a smile on their faces. The tasting fees are quite exorbitant but if you don't mind pay...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Nice ride out to the vineyard, really cool ancient truck out front. But the real reason to visit is the Pinot Noir. Fell in love with the last two of the reserve flight, so much so that we bought our duty free allotment of booze...More

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