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Gainey Vineyard

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Address: 3950 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, CA 93460
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+1 888-424-6398
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Good but we visited better

Enjoyable visit but we visited better vineyards. The wine was nice but not our favourite and the tasting rooms were a bit gloomy. The setting is really nice and it was a pleasant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cricketdad
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit but we visited better vineyards. The wine was nice but not our favourite and the tasting rooms were a bit gloomy. The setting is really nice and it was a pleasant visit though.

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Kona-Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a quick winetasting Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay was delicious free of charge for the tasting which is really nice I have a beautiful gift shop area and fireplace. The staff was wonderful we were glad that we had a chance to stop in

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Ortonville, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

First, I've seen many favorable reviews from California residents, many who are within driving distance of this winery - I happen to be from Michigan and getting to the central coast is neither easy nor inexpensive. Secondly, I am an experienced wine enthusiast with a cellar and have visited many wineries in several countries. We made a trip in November... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This was our first stop on a week's journey of wine tasting up the coast of California and what a great place to begin! The winery is picturesque - they were setting up for a wedding while we visited. The shop and tasting room were very nice and Paige, who we did tastings with, knew her stuff. Liked that they... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We have been to Napa and decided to only visit one winery as there are tasting rooms in Santa Barbara. Our family went to the barrel to bottle tasting. Because we had joined the wine club before we went, we were able to save some money on the cost of the tasting. Ed was our wine tasting leader. He was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went here two days ago with a large group - very nice place, scenery was unbelievable, great wine and friendly staff.

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Thank David H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice and informative tasting in a wine cave setting. The gift shop has very good treats ( spreads, oils etc.) and wine paraphernalia. They also have grape vines nearby and we were able to taste the different variety of grapes, which was very educational. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We have been members since earlier this year. We find it hard to go any place else when we want to wine taste. We love going out to the tasting barn and hanging out with Eric and the other guests. We love doing the wine tasting outside in the fresh air and watching the airplane gliders going overhead from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent wine, great people. Wine tasting at the Barn on a beautiful day is the trip to take. Thanks to Michelle and Eric for a wonderful experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint getaway nice for a picnic. We liked their white wines the best. A selection of organic produce grown on the Gainey Ranch

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