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“Good wine tasting experience overall, but could have been better”
Review of Gainey Vineyard

Gainey Vineyard
Ranked #27 of 178 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This wine sampling experience was fine overall. The employee pouring the wines was very knowledgeable, but a bit snobby, which made one member of our group feel intimidated. It would have been nicer if she had spent some time explaining the wine tasting process, and teaching, rather than ordering us around and being impatient if we didn't "do it right". However, the tasting room is filled with atmosphere, with warm golden lighting and wine barrels from all over the world lining the walls. We had fun reading the barrels, and chatting at one of the many tables filling the room. The wines were quite good, although a little pricey. I understand that if you are a "member" you have quite a few nice benefits and discounts, which might be worth considering. Our issues weren't with the wine, or the winery---just with an impatient, self important employee, which kept this rating from being higher.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Facility is awesome and the wine is pretty good. The girl pouring wine was more into talking than pouring so it was a little drawn out. All in all, worth stopping to check out.

Thank Nelson421
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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!

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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!

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