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Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
+1 805-688-9463
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Beautiful grounds around the winery, with large grass area for the kids

We enjoyed our trip to Sunstone. The tasting room was busy, but we were able to take our tasting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan R
Italy in Cali

Amazing. Gorgeous. Romantic. Rustic. Perfection. Wine tasting host was knowledgeable and energetic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
foofoome
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Sunstone Vineyards, Winery and Villa is an organic vineyard retreat, located just 35-minutes north of Santa Barbara, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Enjoy Sunstone wines in our Provençal French courtyards, stone barrel-aging caves or picnic grounds, and enjoy our flight of 6 wines for $18 per person. We are open from 11am - 5pm daily, with last pour occurring at 4:30pm. Groups of 8 or more must make a private tasting reservation online, or call.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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125 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our trip to Sunstone. The tasting room was busy, but we were able to take our tasting outside after each pouring to sit down outside and relax. We would then walk in and get a new tasting. They had great, free olive oil...More

Thank Dan R
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dan, Glad you enjoyed your visit to the estate and were able to relax outdoors! We hope to see you again on your next visit! Cheers, Bryan M.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Gorgeous. Romantic. Rustic. Perfection. Wine tasting host was knowledgeable and energetic- really enjoyed the day. Will be back.

Thank foofoome
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I visited Sunstone with a friend in December. For $50 per person we received an extensive tasting and a private tour of the wine-making plant. Our guide was Josue and he was extremely friendly, patient and knowledgeable about the history of the property and the...More

Thank Nkechi N
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hello! I am glad you enjoyed one of our Signature Experiences at the estate! More so, very happy you enjoyed your time with our staff. Thank you for visiting and we hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers, Bryan M.

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We had such a nice time tasting at Sunstone. Their whites and reds were amazing. The 2014 3yr aged Pinot was to die for. Brian was amazing, gave us lots of info and kept us laughing. We even got to taste a mid-production rose. I'd...More

Thank HezG_711
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

It was such a pleasure to host you both! Glad you enjoyed the Pinot Noir and the property! Please come back and visit us again soon! Cheers, Bryan M.

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Called in late morning and stayed for a couple of hours chilling out in the garden. There is a large picnic area as well as the usual wine tasting and snack lunches on offer. We wanted to visit the Villa but this was not possible...More

Thank 777charnic
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Hello, Thank you for the review! Enjoying a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine is always a great decision at the estate! We hope to see you back soon! Cheers, Bryan M.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was one of three wineries picked by my girlfriend and I to visit during our self guided winery tour while on vacation. Very nicely landscaped courtyard with picnic tables for your relaxation pleasure. Inside you'll find a nice host of folks eagerly awaiting your...More

Thank Kevin F
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hello Kevin, Thank you for the great review! Glad you enjoyed hearing our story and sipping our wines. Look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Cheers, Bryan

Reviewed 10 September 2017

What a unique experience! Tasting room staff was super helpful and ambiance was warm and inviting. Good music. Wines were delicious. Picnic area right outside the tasting room was really nice. They had a beautiful open courtyard area with fun, old-school games. A hidden gem.

1  Thank PeaceAndSerenity
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hello! How did I miss this review! Thank you for the fantastic feedback and compliments. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the wines! See you on your next visit. Cheers, Bryan

Reviewed 7 August 2017

$18 for a wine tasting? Someone has to say it... the reviews of most wineries in this area are inflated. Sunstone is no exception. Their wines poured today (8/6/17) lacked finesse and complexity; in other words they were boring. To make matters worse when the...More

1  Thank RalphVentura
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello Ralph, I am so sorry to hear about your experience and perception of our wine. It does not sound like you received the attentive service we expect our guests to receive- my apologies for that! I hope you will give us another try on...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very informed hosts who patiently explained the varieties of available wines. Very relaxing and excellent way to explore the area vineyards.

Thank GeorgiaPeach12342017
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hello! Thank you for the great review! I am glad you enjoyed your Tasting Associate experience and were able to relax and see the beauty of our property! Look forward to welcoming you back soon! Cheers, Bryan M

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Brought my daughter and son-in-law here to celebrate their 5 year anniversary before heading out to dinner. This place is beautiful. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. I highly recommend you visit them. We drove almost 3 hours to enjoy Sunstone's large variety of...More

Thank Signsofthejoker
Bryan M, General Manager at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for the fantastic review and including us in the celebration of your daughter's five year anniversary! We love making those type of celebrations more special- glad you enjoyed it and Sunstone was worth the drive! Cannot wait to welcome you back! Cheers, Bryan...More

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fallegra
26 September 2017|
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Response from lzubik0416 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely and they will love this place I assure you. Go to Sunstone website call or e=mail them they will work with you/ There is also a villa at this location.
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Ashley L
1 April 2017|
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Response from Bion R | Property representative |
I apologize for missing your message here! Yes we certainly are pet friendly. Hope we didn't miss you. All the best! - Bion
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