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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

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Address: 125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
Phone Number: +1 805-688-9463
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Sunstone Vineyards, Winery and Villa is an organic vineyard retreat,...

Sunstone Vineyards, Winery and Villa is an organic vineyard retreat, located just 35-minutes north of Santa Barbara, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy Sunstone wines in our Provençal French courtyards, stone barrel-aging caves or picnic grounds, and choose from our $12 Classic flight or $15 Reserve flight. We are open from 11am - 5pm daily. Groups of 8 or more must make a reservation online, or call. Ask about our private tastings and gourmet boxed lunches!

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A Touch of Tuscany

Over the years, we have visited many wineries in the Santa Ynez valley. Sunstone quickly became a favorite with its multiple tasting areas and large green courtyard and picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Over the years, we have visited many wineries in the Santa Ynez valley. Sunstone quickly became a favorite with its multiple tasting areas and large green courtyard and picnic areas. The day we visited, there were families playing lawn games. The setting is reminiscent of Tuscany. In addition to tasting wines, each of our visits to Sunstone includes olive oil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place! Great wine served in cool, age old stone taverns, friendly staff (Thank you Elva!) that served my Party of 15 together with balsamin and olive oil. And there's wood fire pizza! The best outside Italy. Picturesque, great view, all around great place! Will DEFINITELY return and recommend for anyones group party!

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Thank Brigitasle
Chicago area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Multiple choice tasting sites, some outdoors on the beautiful patios really help keep the "crowds" under control, making for a very relaxed experience. Knowledgable friendly staff like Ian make the experience that much more enjoyable. Love that they offer fire oven pizza on the weekends and some nice cheese trays for sale. Why don't more places offer simple food choices... More 

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Thank TravelerChicagoarea
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tom was amazing and had lots of great stories about the winery. Very knowledgable and made a great day even better! The Merlot and Eros was fabulous but even the white wines were good. Enjoyed walking around the winery where there was corn hole and a few other games to play. Great area to drink wine!

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Thank bcoss24
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is exactly what a winery ought to feel like and look like. They have buildings made of stone, rustic structures that look like they could be in Tuscany. The guides love their craft and love to host. I almost felt like I was in Europe except that the language was English! The wine was really good, surprising white... More 

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Thank Cat V
Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been club members for several years. They have a very good selection of good wines to choose from at very reasonable price. Bring a lunch a lunch and enjoy the wines out in the patio. Staff is always friendly and will definitely take care of you. One of the better wineries in the area for... More 

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Thank Jerry R
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just left Sunstone. Loved the setting, the people, and the wines. We tasted outside which I preferred to being in the inside tasting spaces. It was much warmer outside but the ambiance made a big difference to the experience. Enjoy!

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Thank kbs2001
Kathmandu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The setting is stunning right off the bat! The long drive through the vineyards, the lovely oaks, the picnic tables, the old villa... This was our first stop on a tour of 4 wineries in the lovely Los Olivos area of the Santa Ynez Valley. I think it was the prettiest of the wineries. The wine was lovely. There is... More 

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Thank MichellePage
Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

I'm a member of this lovely winery. I live in LA but always make the time to come by and pick up my wine club shipment and enjoy a few moments on their lovely patio. The staff is wonderful and friendly, and there is something magic in that courtyard that always gets rid of any stress I have. Best setting... More 

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Thank SweetD_Hermosa
santa barbara california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This winery, and the Villa are exquisite! The wines are my personal favorite and the Villa is unlike anything I have every seen or experienced.

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