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Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great tasting

It was very busy and they still made room for us. Wines are great and the little shop was great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great lil tasting room

Great wines, fun lil tasting room and comfy grounds outside. Also has a tasting room in "downtown... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
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“nice tasting”(5 reviews)
“pinot noir”(6 reviews)
“foxen canyon”(7 reviews)
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...more
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6020 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9656
+1 805-937-8340
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very busy and they still made room for us. Wines are great and the little shop was great. Warm friendly place .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patascadero
Reviewed October 24, 2018

My wife and I visit wineries in the Los Olivos area quite a few times a year and try new wineries on virtually every visit while also visiting "old" stand-bys. Riverbench was one of 2 "new" wineries on this trip and we were looking forward...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark J
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Great wines, fun lil tasting room and comfy grounds outside. Also has a tasting room in "downtown" Santa Barbara's funk zone (>5 min walk from the Amtrak train station).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ricardobJ9587WH
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank juancaballero
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lynndds
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank radar60
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mbajja
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank nellie0212
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

Date of experience: February 2017
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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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