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Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

6020 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9656
+1 805-937-8340
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Great wine tasting!

We stopped by Riverbench for a tasting on a Saturday afternoon. A few other patrons were in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
juancaballero
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Phoenix, Arizona
Our Favorite Winery

Back in the day, we over did things and were wine club members 14 different wineries. Well, we... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
lynndds
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Sierra Madre, California
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Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when its first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. For years since then, some of the most renowned wineries in Santa Barbara County have purchased our fruit for their own wines. Over time Riverbench has become a prominent name for high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Maria Valley.In 2004, a group of local families purchased the property. Wine drinkers themselves, the owners quickly became enamored with the wine industry and decided to start producing their own wine label using small quantities of their exceptional fruit. Riverbench Winery was born.The first vintage included both Estate and Reserve versions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since then, our portfolio has increased to include new interpretations of these noble varietals. All Riverbench wines are made in limited quantities, and many are available exclusively through our tasting room.We are a Santa Barbara Green Business!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
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6020 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9656
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped by Riverbench for a tasting on a Saturday afternoon. A few other patrons were in the garden and in the tasting area, but things were mostly quiet. Jules poured five varieties for our sampling. Jules was very personable and knowledgeable, and he had...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Back in the day, we over did things and were wine club members 14 different wineries. Well, we eliminated all of them but Riverbench. We love their Chardonnay & Pinot Noire. Also, as wine club members they offer a complimentary lunch with a tasting flight....More

Thank lynndds
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

This winery is part of the Foxen canyon wine trail. There is a huge and beautiful yard so a great place for a picnic while enjoying a great glass of wine, the 2014 estate Pinot Noir was our favorite. The staff that serves you the...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Riverbench is unique because the tasting room is an old family house. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with plenty of grass and picnic tables and a large patio with a pizza oven. There is also Bocce Ball and horseshoes to keep you entertained along with...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Excellent! The moment we walked in the door we were greeted like old friends. Wines offered are outstanding. Recommendations to other wineries and restaurants appreciated. Beautiful location, wonderful tasting room and great staff! Purchased wine!

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

For lovers of Pinot Noir this is a must visit. It is located on Foxen Canyon Road and is a lovely part of California not far from Solvang or Los Olivos. Unfortunately not sure if there have any food for purchase (often times wine rooms...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2017

A surprising stop in a day of wine touring! If you are expecting a big beautiful sterile cookie cutter room then this is NOT It. This is a quaint old ranch house converted into tasting room and store! The staff got 5 stars for being...More

Thank LVFire
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Riverbench7, General Manager at Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

Thank you SO much for this amazing review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again very soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

This is a really nice winery with a beautiful outdoor area. The wines were our favorite in the entire area. We sat outside, after buying our wine and snacks, and watched the cows walk around while we had our little picnic. The staff were all...More

Thank Amy H
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Heard via rumor that this facility was unique with great wines. Homey, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Met 2 couples that go there every Wed. to socialize. Atmosphere is very friendly and fairly close to Santa Maria. My wife joined membership that dat.

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Riverbench7, General Manager at Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

We are so glad you visited and enjoyed your time here! Our "Wine Wednesday" crowd is a devoted one, and we're lucky to have them. We look forward to seeing you guys again very soon! Cheers!

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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Great wine very friendly and warm atmosphere Goes with the remodeled farm house I'm a member and always take visitors to this winery

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