My friends and I stopped in at Brander Vineyard today while we were visiting the Santa Ynez Valley. The staff in the tasting room were really friendly and helpful and they guided us through our wine tasting. Brander specializes in Sauvignon Blanc and we got to try a few. They also had some really nice Cabernet Sauvignon and the Syrah was excellent. The grounds are really pretty, and they have a very large patio that has lots of picnic seating. We found a nice shady spot and had a picnic as well. A very nice experience. Tasting fee was $10.00 per person and you can share if you aren't big drinkers.