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Kalyra Winery

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Address: 343 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9302
Phone Number: (805) 693-8864

Winery featured in the film "Sideways."

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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 4 weeks ago
Durango, CO
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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a vinery I keep coming back to, and we live in Europe.... Love their atmosphere, very laid back and relaxed, typical Aussie feel to it. Their desseret wines is so good!! Very hard to find a favorite, but I keep trying! Family who tried their ordinary wine tasting were not disappointed either. I do not mind coming back... More 

Thank PixieTinkie

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