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CORE Wine Company Tasting Room

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Address: 105 W Clark Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93455-4624
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+1 805-937-1600
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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Must try Candy Core

This is a relaxed, local family run tasting room. Their Candy Core. This place is a must stop if you are anyway near Santa Maria.

Reviewed 30 July 2016
Sue S
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Carlsbad, California
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Santa Maria, California, United States
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Well, I am very surprised by the ranking of this tasting room. We didn't like one wine we tasted and the ones we bought ended in the sink, I would not even cook with it. You'd think it is stupid to buy wine we don't really enjoy, but we hoped to be lucky and we always by wines from the... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a relaxed, local family run tasting room. Their Candy Core. This place is a must stop if you are anyway near Santa Maria.

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Thank Sue S
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

My wife and I make a trip to Santa Maria once or twice a year, and we always go by Core, because Dave makes some very good wine! He works with several varietals beyond the typical cab, pinot, chardonnay that one can find many places. He has many blends, all of which are worth trying, and he is good about... More 

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Thank Bruce H
Central Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I love this winery. It is hidden in the town of Orcutt, and off the beaten wine path, so to speak. I first came across this winery about 10 years ago, when I had their late harvest Grenache called Candy Core, and have been a fan ever since. They have 4 different wine labels, made by different family members. I... More 

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vandenberg village, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Enjoyed talking to Becky and learning some history of the area. The wine tasting was pretty average. Limited white's with mostly reds. Good enough to try another tasting when they have the food available.

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Crestline, California
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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to this area. We started with this winery & we were so glad we did! The ladies that greeted us were delightful & had excellent wine as well! Being new to the area we asked a lot of questions & they steered us in the right direction! Their prices are great as well & we... More 

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Thank Jay147
Nipomo, California
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88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

The tasting room for Core is in a 100 yr old former bank building in Old Orcutt. The wines were quite good, standouts being Hard Core, (a Rhone style red blend) and their Rose.

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Thank Fitf00die
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2014

My wife and I visited the tasting room when vacationing in Santa Barbara in July. We met Dave, one of the owners, and had a great visit. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained their extended barrel aging process and why their Rhone and Bordeaux blends are particularly unique in the Santa Barbara area. Our favorite bottles were the... More 

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Coronado, California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

A great place to taste with family or friends before dinner next door. Gotta love the owner and all the wine, especially the Core Hard Core. Some great specials too.

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Thank crazyben5150
Chico, CA
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

This is one of my favorite tasting rooms because the owners are so great and the wine is really good. It is a lot of unique blends and the prices are affordable. Definately recommend it! It is also close to some good food spots so grabbing a bottle after tasting and taking to a local restaurant is awesome.

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