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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

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Address: 125 Refugio Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460
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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Stunning winery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kathmandu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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santa barbara california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Lewiston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Attended a wedding at the Winery. Fantastic location beautiful grounds and what a house!! Staff was very friendly and the whole event went very smoothly Definitely would recommend holding a wedding at this winery You will not be disappointed

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Thank Jeannine T
Bethel, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We visited 5 wineries in the area on Father's Day of which Sunstone was the first and the best. We actually arrived before they opened and were greeted with open arms anyway. We were seated in the beautiful courtyard and offered a glass of sparkling wine while we waited for the tasting room to open. A special thanks to Josue... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Sunstone is a beautiful property, energetic and knowledgeable staff, and excellent tasting rooms. We had fun trying a variety of classic and reserve wines. Definitely would return to this winery.

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Hernando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Sunstone is a remarkable winery just 5 minutes outside of Solvang CA. They have excellent Cabernet and red blends to sample and but, and the grounds around the tasting room are landscaped with rosemary bushes all around.

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Thank celentms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Chose Sunstone among all the vineyards in the area and was happy that we did - got friendly and well informed tasting experience and enjoyed the ambiance. Well worth the trip

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Thank Finnish world traveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Just a mile or so off the main road, Sunstone coalesces the feels found in smaller, family owned vineyards with those of larger stature and renowned brand names. Ian at the tasting counter provided excellent conversation and lively atmosphere throughout the tasting room as he expertly juggled 3 different groups f visitors. The Rose and Grenache Rose were especially refreshing... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had been encouraged by the online reviews, and discouraged by relatives who do not appreciate the wines. We liked the look. The dirt road in was a plus. The oaks and walls and picnic benches an added plus. Our tasting experience began with a bubbly from them which they sell for $55. It was really good, but thinking of... More 

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Bion R, Owner at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this review

Douglas, Many thanks for your review. I really appreciate your feedback on the flies, and we will continue to fight that battle! We are also in horse country. ;) I am delighted to hear your positive comments about the wines of course, as that's where our pride resides most. Our biggest challenge is to keep moving the quality needle on... More 

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