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“kid-friendly and great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Zaca Mesa Winery

Zaca Mesa Winery
Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Santa Ynez
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Los Angeles
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“kid-friendly and great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2009

We went to Zaca Mesa Winery last weekend whilst on a trip to Santa Barbara. It offers a lovely and simple tasting room and not only was the staff incredibly helpful and friendly, so were the other people in the tasting room, many of whom appeared to be locals. While my husband and I enjoyed our wine outside on the patio with a gorgeous view of the hillside, our children had fun playing with the large chess set. It was great to find a winery that is so family-friendly. Afterwards, we took a little hike up to the top of the hill overlooking the winery where there is a small arbor that would be perfect for a picnic. While we're generally not fans of rose, we really liked the winery's Z Gris (and took home a case since they were offering a great special).

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2007

I completely disagree with the other reviewer. Zaca Mesa is a wonderful vineyard and one of our favorites in Santa Ynez! The wines are Rhone varietals and their Syrah and Cuvee are very full bodied and fabulous. We joined their wine club and have gotten some wonderful wines. The tasting room is cozy, the outside area is a great place for a picnic and everyone is very friendly. I would highly recommend this if you are doing a Santa Barbara wine tour!

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worst Winery in SB County”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2007

First place we went to in Ynez and were so displeased we almost canned the whole day. Zaca Mesa's wine is horrendous. I've never tasted wine so disgusting. 3 people in our party used the words "trash," "urine," and "dead fish" to describe the taste of the "reds" at this "vineyard." DO NOT GO! Every other place we went to was amazing. AVOID ZACA MESA!

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