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“Sunday Birthday Funday with my girlfriends!”

Malibu Family Wines
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Private Tour: Malibu Wine Tasting from Los Angeles
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Private Tour: Malibu Wine Tasting for Two by Limousine from Los Angeles
Ranked #19 of 54 things to do in Malibu
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Owner description: Experience wine as a Malibu Local. Malibu Wines tasting room is the cozy and chic destination favored by surf and sand loving oenophiles. Nestled high above the fabled coastline that has enchanted the famous and the fabulous throughout its storied history, Malibu Wines invites you to choose from a selection of wines harvested and produced from this legendary terroir. Ocean air, luscious sky, impeccable grapes, classic soil – each sip is a memory produced with love and affection from the locals. Viva Malibu!We proudly feature fine wine from Malibu Family Wines, proud producers of Semler and Saddlerock Wines. Malibu Family Wines is best known for integrating new-world technology with old-world artistry. The vineyards are located in the ideal environment for growing premium wine grapes – high altitude separated from the coastline, pristine weather conditions, rocky soil. Hand picked and harvested the same day, the vines are typically harvested in late September or early October. Wines are aged in a combination of French and American Oak. The final result is a perfectly designed blend of fruit, tannins, and structure, complex and drinkable. You will love the drive to our tasting room. Situated just minutes from the Pacific Coast Highway off of Mullholland Highway, Malibu Wines is located about 25 miles north of Santa Monica. Visitors are welcome to taste wines from 11 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday – Sunday. Please call us for seasonal hours.
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
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“Sunday Birthday Funday with my girlfriends!”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had the best time at Malibu Wines with five of my girlfriends and will definitely be back!

There are three main seating areas: 1) Upper Area - has the best view of the Malibu mountains but in order to get there, you have to walk up this steep ramp which would've been pretty hard with high wedges plus there was no turf 2) Main Area in Front of Stage - table seating closest to stage and live entertainment, and 3) Side Area with Fire Pits - best location in my opinion. We chose the side area with the fire pits (even though the fire pits weren't turned on - assuming this only happens when they're open later than 6p), we arrived at noon and were lucky to get the last seating in this area. This place fills up fast! After we were settled in, more people came to this area but set up picnic style.

There were two live performances at noon and 3pm so it was nice to be close enough to hear the music but not sit in a crowded area where we can converse as well.

We took munchies like cheese, crackers, fruits, veggie chips, etc. and paired these with the yummy wines that they offered.

There are three main areas for wine tasting which includes a mimosa tasting area. We tried the mimosa flight which was amazing (1 champagne with 5 different fruit flavor mixers) and a good start to the day and then followed with just getting bottles of wine after this. Tried the Syrah and Cab Sav and loved both. They offer two types of wine, Semler, which is their estate wine grown right in Malibu and Saddlerock, which is sourced grapes and juice from different vineyards throughout the central coast of California.

Great atmosphere and super relaxing!

Visited February 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Nice picnic venue but...”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

My sister was visiting from out of town and we decided to check out Malibu Wines. While we're not serious wine conaisseurs, we do enjoy wine and thought it would be a fun thing to do for the day. On arrival, we were a bit put off by the $14 valet parking but the nice guys at the entrance assured us that the shuttle to the free parking lot ran every 5 minutes so we decided to give it a try. I actually enjoyed the short trip to the free shuttle lot as the scenery was spectacular and the shuttle driver was pleasant and chatty. The wine flight (5 wines) appeared reasonable ($12 or $14, depending on what you chose) and the venue was quite attractive. Most people there had brought picnic food and were clearly enjoying their time eating, drinking, and listening to the live music. But as for the wine... we chose the $12 flight as we wanted to try the local wines (the wines in $14 flight were from Central California). Perhaps we chose badly, as we found them all pretty undrinkable. Overall, we managed to have a good time but $12 is a rather stiff price to pay when you are not able to enjoy the wine. I probably won't be back as next time I'll opt to drive a bit further and do my tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, where I know the wines to be excellent.

Visited February 2014
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Carmel, Indiana
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“Relax and enjoy the afternoon”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Malibu Family Wines has a very relaxing, fun environment. We purchased two wine tastings and shared between five people. We purchased a bottle of wine, which we all enjoyed. The grounds and set up to invite you to sit and enjoy conversation while sipping your wine.

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Los Angeles, California
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“great outdoor picnic venue”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

great outdoor wine tasting bar. many tables to enjoy a bottle and live bands. bring your own picnic!

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Amazing location, decent wine”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

I've been there a few times for birthday parties. It's an absolutely gorgeous location, with a really fun atmosphere. There are plenty of tables and seats, and a grass area for blankets when those fill up. You can bring your own food and spend the day. The wine isn't amazing like the vineyards in Napa, but try a few and you'll find one that drinks quite nicely. A really great time... just make sure you have a designated driver.

Visited October 2013
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