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Gainey Vineyard

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Address: 3950 E Highway 246, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, CA 93460
Phone Number: 888-424-6398
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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My wife and I visited Gainey Vineyards on a whim while staying Solvang. The Vineyard grounds are amazing and the drive up to the tasting room is lovely. We both got the 6 wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2016
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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46 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gainey is a beautiful vineyard and the wines are good. A few years ago we bought some Private Selection Merlot. I happened to be back in the area yesterday so stopped by, hoping to get some more of that wine. Unfortunately they were sold out of it. I told the lady at the register I'd like something I can't get... More 

Thank Colleen T
Chicago area
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239 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the tasting experience at the "barn" . Picturesque drive thru the vineyards to old barn for a unique experience. Price is same as tasting in the regular tasting room, but so much better of an experience.

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I sample 6 wines for $15 that is a steal ! The vineyard was spacious and cozy. I was able to take pictures and ask questions without filling rushed. The wine tasting was paired with crackers, and a couple of spreads. A great country drive from Santa Barbara for something different than the beach.

Thank jogger1987
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Gainey Vineyards on a whim while staying Solvang. The Vineyard grounds are amazing and the drive up to the tasting room is lovely. We both got the 6 wine tasting package for $15 each. We were given the choice of the indoor tasting room or a short jeep ride out to an old barn to... More 

Thank Mane A
San Marcos, California
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701 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The staff at Gainey Winery were very nice and very informative. They have a beautiful Barrel lined Tasting room and their wines are very good, but more on the dry side.

1 Thank csarchibald
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I love this winery an gave brought many friends here to taste wine. Everyone becomes a fan of their complex yet reasonably priced wine, their spacious barrel-filled tasting room and the gorgeous grounds. Make sure to step out in the back by the old beautiful tree bear the picnic tables.

1 Thank MarinaVmusic
Simi Valley, California
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Love their wines! Very friendly with some great suggestions! Loved all their jellies, oils & spices too!

Thank Cody2074
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I love I could give this place 2.5 stars I would. The wine at Gainey but the service is a little stiff. They stop serving tastings at 4:30 and it feels like they are in a hurry to get out of there! When I inquired about an event they staff were curt and to the point. Great wine but if... More 

Thank M4840MEchristinem
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Located right off the highway in one of the closest locations to the highway from Santa Barbara towards Solvang or Los Olivos, Gainey is a beautifully set, expansive estate affording visitors with immersive experience into a landscape of grapevine rows, small batch wines, homemade canned goods, and much more. The staff is very warm and welcoming much like visiting an... More 

Thank Sam D
tavares fl
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70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

i have belonged to their wine clubs for several years but have not visited in person for more than 5 so i thought i should stop again. very glad i did. the wine tasting was great fun, the wines are good but the really good wines are the ones that belong to evans ranch which as a member of their... More 

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