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“Great winery, amazing for a wedding”
Review of Gainey Vineyard

Gainey Vineyard
Ranked #39 of 182 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Had my wedding here and it was perfect. Incredible setting, great wine, delicious food and amazing staff. All of our guests had a great time and so many people compliment us on our choice of venue! Highly recommended!

It's awesome for tastings too! Relax in their courtyard with some wine and cheese!

1  Thank robinsantamonica
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

I wanted to love these wines. The reception area of the tasting room is beautiful, with lots of opportunity for retail therapy. Unusual jams, vinegars and sauces, all under the Gainey Label. There are two tasting rooms, one for the regular tasting and one for the reserve tasting. The Reserve tasting is in the smaller of the two rooms, which was confusing, since you pay twice as much for this tasting. The larger room was really lovely. Our server was very competent. He seems to know his "stuff". I just didn't think the wines were excellent.

Thank Marilee M
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

This was a very nice winery with very attentive staff who were knowledgable and helpful. All the wines we tasted were excellent and joined the club and bought 1.5 cases that day. Very happy customers!

1  Thank S T
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Having just come from Cambria where we had a great experience, and from all the Yelp and other reviews that this winery was not to be missed and was one of the best, we had high expectations that were definitely not met.

They had the usual $10/pp tasting fee (no credit against wine purchased and no souvenir glass) where you paid in one room then they directed you to the faux barrel room. It was nicely lit with candles but that's where the niceness stopped. There was a vestibule you went through first that had some crackers a 2 different dipping sauces you were to try before you went in but the table was disgusting, messy and the crackers and sauce were pretty much gone.

They only had actual 2 tasting tables in this large faux barrel area, and one was reserved by a private bachelorette group and so everyone was congregated around the remaining table. There were other tables you could stand around I (which is where we stood), but the service there was nonexistent. They only had one pourer, Cindy, for a million people and if you were at one of the tables on the outskirts, it took about 10 minutes between pours and all she did was come over and say what the wine was called, poured you the taste and walked away. And, the taste wasn't even a full pour, it was about half the amount you normally get for a typical tasting. Their tasting sheet also didn't have any information about the wines being served except for the name and the price.

It was such an awful experience we almost just left without finishing the whole flight, but stayed till the end and needless to say did not buy anything.

2  Thank AlohaShan
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Loved taking the tour and learning more about different wines. Even got to sample some grapes!
Lovely place.

Thank Marilyn Y
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