Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

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Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
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Funk zone tasting room location for Riverbench Vineyard & Winery. Certified-sustainable boutique winery dedicated to Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines from a single vineyard on the bank of the ancient Sisquoc River, known as the Santa Maria Bench. Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when the first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. Since then, some of the most renowned wineries in Santa Barbara County have purchased our fruit for their own wines.
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david p
Falkirk, UK188 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited Riverbench winery, and sampled the sparkling wine tasting. It was an exceptional experience, both the wines and the knowledge from Jodie our host.
This winery is situated in the funk zone, which is very near the seafront, and not far from the harbour, it was really close to our hotel Harbour View Inn.
It was made more special by Jordie, who gave excellent details, and was well travelled. She made us feel very welcome, enquiring about our country, experience and the trip we were on at that time.
Highly recommend.
Written September 20, 2019
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TheTravelHawks
Bainbridge Island, WA488 contributions
May 2021
This was our favorite tasting during our two days of sampling Santa Barbara and Santa Yanez valley wines. We bought a bottle of their Chard that was buttery with a not-too-oaky taste (we do even like heavy natural oak Chards) as it was impressive at $32. The outdoor area near the always-popular Lark as great and solid socially distanced tables. Staff were all delightful and efficient – didn’t hound us to leave when we went over our 45 min reservation near the end of the day before dinner. The best part? The sparkling wine flight! We love our bubbles, and this place had a full line-up of 5 different choices. Really fun place to check out.
Written May 10, 2021
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Stonehouseowner
Escanaba, MI105 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We stopped because they are known for their Pinot noir & Chardonnay. Definitely not disappointed. They even have a champagne flight. We joined the wine club. Bradley was awesome.
Written October 25, 2017
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julieb10204
Boston, MA59 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
We stopped in Riverbench with reference from Santa Barbara Winery. We are so glad we did. We tried everything, the White flight (mostly Chardonnay), the Pinot flight, and the Sparkling flight. These are seriously great wines, that are well priced. We loved them so much we joined the wine club, and all three of our tastings were free because we were now wine club members. We were also encouraged to visit the actual vineyard as wine club members for special perks at the vineyard. The tasting room personnel were informative and friendly. We were the only ones there when we first got there, but by the time we left the entire tasting room was a buzz with guests. I highly suggest this tasting room if you love Chardonnay and Pinot!
Written October 11, 2015
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Michele H
Silverton, OR110 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
This was a stop on the Urban Wine Trail card. We really enjoyed the chardonnays and the clone 115 Pinot. Brad was hilarious!!!! Shipping rates were good!
Written January 27, 2019
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Clete
Redlands, CA291 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
After a poor experience at a winery down the street it was a pleasure to visit a winery with outstanding wines and friendly, knowledgeable staff. My wife and I were the only ones in the winery and had a wonderful time talking with our servers Brad and Jordie, . We were so impressed with both the wines and staff that we joined their wine club. I only wish the winery was closer to our home, but it will be a great reason to visit Santa Barbara more often.
Written November 6, 2018
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gsutherl
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK334 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Very very happy with the tasting at riverbench so nice to have multi choice on the tasting menu.

We had the fizzy and connoisseurs choices both exceptional
Written July 22, 2018
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Laura
Maryland90 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Stopped in to sample some wine before dinner. The atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. The room was well decorated and our server way incredibly attentive and helpful!! I would strongly recommend stopping by if you are into wine!
Written May 8, 2018
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lynndds
Sierra Madre, CA1,042 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
We are in the Riverbench Wine Club, so we decided to stop into the SB tasting room. It is staffed with knowledgeable & fun people. We love the Chardonnays and Pinots. There is a good seating area and bar.
Written September 27, 2017
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mark s
Irvine, CA4 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Been here several times, alway a great time. The wines are beautifully crafted, the tasting room is stylish yet comfortable. The servers are always good, attentive, and ready to answer any questions you may have. I like their pinots and sparklings, but their chards are just wonderful ethereal works that so well represent what can be done with this varietal. The winemaker has a deft, delicate touch and it shows in the wines. I highly recommend this as a stop for any wine lover.
Written September 18, 2017
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