We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kalyra Winery

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 343 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9302
Phone Number: (805) 693-8864

Winery featured in the film "Sideways."

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 54 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
  • 1
  • 0
Nice staff, uncrowded on a Monday, and unpretentious...perfect for someone who enjoys wine but is not a connisseur.

This winery was less attractive and fancy than Bridlewood, which is built in the mission style with lovely grounds, but I liked the wine better at Kalmyra. We had the white... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
Durango, CO
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 43: English reviews
Manhattan Beach, California
Level Contributor
253 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

This was in the movie Sideways and the popularity took off. Now have two tasting bars, but the wine is crap. The other problem is, a lot of limos full of drunk young people arrive all throughout the day. They are more about partying.

Thank Ace90266
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I've been to a lot of wineries and we came here because of the movie. I have to say I was not impressed. It was ok but there is way better places in the area!

Thank lidiaz
Durango, CO
Level Contributor
91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This winery was less attractive and fancy than Bridlewood, which is built in the mission style with lovely grounds, but I liked the wine better at Kalmyra. We had the white flight and liked almost all of them, particularly the Sauvignon Blanc. The Chardonnay they gave us as a bonus was also very good. At the end, the woman who... More 

Thank hermosaDurango
Wasaga Beach, Canada
Level Contributor
296 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Looking for a Country side Winery this one is for you neat little country side drive thru the area to a nice Winery.They have a great selection of wines for you to taste. Our door seating area under a porch to over look the Vineyards and the Beauty of Th country side.

Thank Doug M
La Palma, CA
Level Contributor
382 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Nice tasting room. Very friendly staff. My wife and I both liked the 2014 Merlot for $28 a lot. It was the best Merlot we tasted on our trip to Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley. My wife liked the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc for $21 as it was a little sweeter than the usual sauvignon blanc. Tasting fee was... More 

Thank David from La Palma
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Service is always good. Wine ..well depends on your taste. I prefer their white and dessert wines even though I usually drink red wine. The special events are so much fun. Movie nights, bbq's, the winery tour with wine and cheese pairings..always a good time.

Thank Cindy S
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Kalyra Winery was our last stop in our wine tour. All of us in our group agree that our tour guide save the best for last. All of their wines tasted good but their dessert wines are some of the best we ever tasted. It is so good that we decided to join their Wine Thieves Club and purchase at... More 

Thank brigm01
Level Contributor
121 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Overall the location is very nice. The service is very good but the wine are not that good. The sauvignon blanc was the best of all. The oporto wine ( last one) had great cocoa notes.

Thank npena1020
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Kalyra is a great wine tasting destination. The ladies where helpful and pleasant. They gave us great suggestions even creating a special sample that my wife really loved. We took advantage of the very picturesque view and relaxed and enjoyed the Sunday afternoon!

Thank Calana G
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Did a tour of 4 wineries and had our picnic lunch at this location since it was a movie site of Sideways and there was a band playing outside. Wine was not my favorite(see Bridlewood ) but really enjoyed the experience.

Thank mfctennis

Travelers who viewed Kalyra Winery also viewed


Been to Kalyra Winery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kalyra Winery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?