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“Palmina Wine Club and Tasting Room”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Lompoc Wine Ghetto
Ranked #4 of 44 things to do in Lompoc
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Owner description: The Lompoc Wine Ghetto is a loose collection of wineries, including many production facilities. This unique two-block industrial complex has been almost completely taken over by the wine industry. Its seventeen tasting rooms represent more than 20 local brands. You won't find great estates with rolling hills here, nor opulent tasting rooms with soaring ceilings. What you will find is world-class wine, presented in a laid back atmosphere. Often the tasting rooms are inside production facilities, so don't be surprised if the person doing the pouring is also the person that made it. Come spend a weekend with us tasting exceptional wines in this very non-traditional setting. If great wine is what you seek, come pound the pavement for a while and discover the treasures of the Lompoc Wine Ghetto.
Lompoc, California
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“Palmina Wine Club and Tasting Room”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

We suggest you skip the Palmina Tasting room and spend your time at other tasting rooms in the Ghetto and elsewhere in the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Valley. Palmina has a wide variety of Italian varietals, some that we like and some that we don't like. The tasting room is a hit or miss experience. Occasionally there is good customer service but our experience is that it is 50/50 on being a good or not good experience. We have been there when it was crowded but only one attendant available so we were ignored for several minutes. We have been ignored for several minutes when there was only a single other couple there. We are not demanding customers but continue to be disappointed with Palmina customer service as compared to all other local tasting rooms. Our latest poor experience was our inability to pick up a wine club shipment after being told that pick ups were available. Try other places first, use caution when considering membership in their wine club.

Visited March 2014
3 Thank Jbhes
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Hermosa Beach
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“Very Pleasantly Surpised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We have wine tasted all over the region (Santa Ynez, Edna Valley, Paso, etc.). We had heard about the wine ghetto and decided to give it a shot. What a pleasant surprise. From the outside it does not look like much just your typical small industrial park. However, once inside each to the rooms they all have their own flavor. While we were not able to hit all the wineries, there were 18-19 at the time we went, we found some that we really enjoyed (Morretti, La Montange, Stolpman and Taste of Santa Rita). I would definitely recommend visiting and would go back.

Visited February 2014
3 Thank HermosaJ
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Los Angeles, CA
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“Wine tasting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Another great visit ! We have been going to the wine ghetto for many years, when it began. Now there are many tasting rooms. If you are short on time you can sample several types of wineries in short period of time. We go like on a Thursday so it's not crowded. We meet lots of interesting people, wine makers. Fun and educational. Later drive the Santa Rita Hills or Foxen Trail... To see the vineyards, it's a beautiful area.

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Los Osos, California
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“Great way to find and taste SYV wines!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Always a delight to spend time with winemakers and their wines. Wish we could go more often. This visit was to the newly opened LaMontagne tasting room. Check out Kimberly Smith's Pinot Noir made with fruit from the Huber Vineyard. First class!

Visited December 2013
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“Conveniet multiple tasting experiences.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

Appropriately named! Not a lot of ambience, but efficiently set up for multiple tastings in a small area.
Reasonably priced, good value for money spent.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Illona C
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