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Address: 125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
Phone Number: +1 805-688-9463
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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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Thomas was our wine host and did an amazing job! Very friendly and knowledgeable of the wines and he history of sunstone. Wine was excellent and the vinegar/oil tasting was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The photos of the vineyard on-line are superb. But, that is not where you taste the wine. Rather, the tasting room is in a nondescript little building with picnic tables available. Pretty crowded, with one bridal shower and some tour bus folks. The wines were fine. Nothing special at all. The person serving us confessed to not knowing why the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Thomas was our wine host and did an amazing job! Very friendly and knowledgeable of the wines and he history of sunstone. Wine was excellent and the vinegar/oil tasting was unreal! Amazing scenery. Feels like Italy. Highly recommend.

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

My husband and I have been members for the past 18 years at Sunstone. The wine, the staff and exceptional graciousness of Bion Rice always exceeds expectations. We love having a picnic and tasting on the grounds and in the cave. A definite must for a visit to the area. We LOVE this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We had fun tasting the wines. The sparkling wine was delicious. Cute gifts and beautiful property. Definitely worth a stop.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. The wines were excellent. The guy doing the tasting was very knowledgeable and taught us a lot we didn't know about peak times to drink our wines and the wine making process. We spent a long visit there. Overall a great experience. Wines were a bit pricey though.

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Vienna, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Went here for a wedding. The scenery was spectacular. You can see hillsides on many directions and of course lot of vineyards. We did get into the "caves" where they have winetasting (we went in at night for a private party). That looked interesting. We found the wines that were available to use to be so-so (pinot noir, grenache, and... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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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