Category Archives: Wine Tasting

Grimm’s Bluff

Grimm's Bluff
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Grimm’s Bluff Estate is a Demeter certified Biodynamic farm perched on the cliffs above the Santa Ynez River in the Happy Canyon AVA. The mineral driven wines draw flavors from ancient river stones along with the rich valley sunshine. Gobelet trained vines, aging in concrete eggs, and traditional winemaking are used to express the distinctive terroir of this breathtaking site. Planted to virgin soil, Rick and Aurora Grimm have been fully committed to Biodynamic & Organic practices in the vineyard, orchard, and animal pastures from inception. The 246 acre ranch is completely run on solar power with beautiful barns and workshops made from Forest Stewardship Council certified cedar.
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Tasting Room coming to Los Olivos in Winter 2019.
Private tours and tastings at ranch by appointment only.

Sandoval Mergenov Wines

Sandoval Mergenov Wines
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Address:
1719 Calzada Ave
Santa Ynez, Ca 93440
Phone:
(757) 374-7943
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Small Batch, handcrafted wines produced by two winemakers on second careers. Fruit sourced from the three acre Sandoval Ranch & Vineyard in the Los Olivos District and other vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. We are a Veteran owned business.
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Serenity Farm & Vineyard and Rockets Red labels are 10% off for Active Duty and military veterans.
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Artisan Excursion Wine Tours

Artisan Excursion Wine Tours
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Address:
430 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 734-7565
Hours:
Everyday 8am - 8pm
Website:
artisanexcursion.com
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You, alongside the group that you will be touring with, will get the treat of a lifetime with the scenic views that Solvang wine tours has to offer, as well as visits to the local hotspots in the region. Get the insight of a local with Artisan Excursion—there are some hidden places that only a local of the area can help you explore to your heart’s content. And what’s better than getting a taste of a place that only the locals are privy to? Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a novice in the intricacies of wine,it doesn’t matter! Artisan Excursion Wine Tours has designed its tours to show you a good time and get the full wine tasting and vineyard exploration experience around Solvang. If you’re interested in indulging yourself and your loved ones in all that wine Solvang wine tours have to offer, then you’ve come to just the right place.
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Save $10 Per Person All Inclusive Small Group Tours
All Included Small Group Tours
Was $129.00
Now $119.00 Each Person
Red Carpet Service
2 up to 10 People
Tour Runs 4-4.5 hours
Starts At 10:30 AM
3 Different Wine Trails Of The Area
Visiting 3 Pre-Set Small Wineries And Private Vineyards
Tasting Fees Included
Picnic Lunch At The Winery Included
Bottled Waters And Light Snacks Included
Spend An Hour Each Place
Worry Free Day
Gratuity Not Included is 20% Minimum

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Foxen Vineyard & Winery

Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Address:
FOXEN
7600 Foxen Canyon Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454

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7200 Foxen Canyon Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone:
(805) 937-4251
Hours:
7 Days a Week: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Website:
www.foxenvineyard.com
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Bill Wathen and Dick Doré (the Foxen Boys) have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery & Vineyard at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in Northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time their dedication has remained the same: the creation of small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines using a straightforward and minimalist approach to winemaking.

The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, and English sea captain and Dick’s great-great grandfather. Benjamin Foxen came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800’s and purchased the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in 1837 with a Mexican Land Grant that totaled nearly 9000 acres, that comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive anchor as his ranch cattle brand, which became the trademark of the Foxen Vineyard & Winery. We are proud that we have made our home on the now 2000-acre Rancho Tinaquaic, which remains in family hands.
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Final Girl Wines

Final Girl Wines
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Address:
P.O. Box 126
Buellton, CA, 93427
Phone:
(805) 350-2758
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Website:
www.finalgirlwines.com
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Peter and Anna are a husband and wife team that were brought together from opposite ends of the earth by a mutual love of horror and wine. Final Girl Wines is a blend of their two great passions.

The Final Girl range is a genre lovers wine. Serious and unique, yet fun and unpretentious. We like to find and develop little gems from the vineyard and share them with the world. From dinners or BBQs, to movie nights with that special someone, our range of wines compliment your unique moment. And these are important, for the moments are all we have.
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Until 30 November 2019, we offer free delivery to Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties when you purchase two bottles or more.
Our wine club delivers in October, February and May and includes discounts of:
2 bottles - 5%
4 bottles - 10%
6 bottles - 15%
12 bottles - 20%
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Stolpman Vineyards

Stolpman Vineyards
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Address:
2434 Alamo Pintado Ave
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805) 688-0400
Hours:
Monday- Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
last tasting at 4:45 pm
Website:
www.stolpmanvineyards.com
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Over 20 years ago, our Founding Partner, Thomas Stolpman, discovered what we believe to be one of the greatest viticulture sites on earth. Hidden in the hills of California’s Central Coast, on a rare Limestone outcropping and unobstructed from the Pacific Ocean wind, this unique land is ideally suited to grow Syrah and Roussanne grapes. We are committed to preserving this natural environment for our vines through natural farming, dry farming, and sustainable employment. In the winery, we prefer native fermentation and minimal manipulation.
Dedicated to sensible farming and wine making, we believe that we can create natural, vibrant, site-specific wines, with a focus unique to Ballard Canyon AVA, California.

To taste wines from our estate vineyard, visit our tasting room in downtown Los Olivos.
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Dana V. Wines

Dana V. Wines
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Address:
1588 Mission Dr. Suite B
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone:
(805) 688-3488
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 12:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday: 12:30pm - 8pm
Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
Website:
www.danavwines.com
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New to Solvang, the tasting room at Dana V. Wines is open 7 days a week and features award wining varietal tastings, bespoke gifts and alfresco sipping in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Founded in 2014 by Dana Volk with 20+ years of experience in the wine industry, this small production brand is a toast to her love of the Central Coast.
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Happy Hour from 4 'til closing. $5 glass of wine
Free Shipping on select wines
Wine Tastings, Wine By The Glass, Gifts, Outdoor Seating, Dog Friendly, Family Friendly

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Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Tasting Room

Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Tasting Room
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Address:
2963 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805)688-6640
Hours:
Thursday- Monday 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Our Mission:
From our family-owned Estate vineyards on California's Central Coast, we pride ourselves on growing world class, cool climate wine grapes for America's quality-focused wineries. We allow our vineyards to speak for themselves through a mindful and dedicated commitment to excellence in sustainable farming.
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$15 tasting per person- Monday, Thursday & Friday, 11-5pm
$20 tasting per person- Saturday & Sunday, 11-5pm
$5 OFF Tasting Fee or Bottle (discount good for up to two tastings per card, valid at Los Olivos Tasting Room)
Private tastings, please call for reservation 805.318.6640
Estate Club, Spring & Fall Shipments
Events at the Bien Nacido Estate Vineyard

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Crown Point Vineyards

Crown Point Vineyards
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Address:
1733 Fletcher Way
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 693-9300
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Website:
crownpointvineyards.com
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Purchased by Roger Bower in 2012, Crown Point is an estate winery dedicated to crafting wines of the highest distinction. Nestled in the eastern-most foothills of the east-to-west transverse valley of the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA (American Viticultural Area), Crown Point is blessed with distinct climatic conditions and soil types that provide an ideal growing environment for Bordeaux varieties.

Winemaker Adam Henkel joined Roger in 2013. Adam, who spent 10 years in the Napa Valley, including eight years at Harlan Estate in Oakville, had long been fascinated by the viticultural diversity and geographical grandeur of Santa Barbara County. His pursuit at Crown Point has been to express the unique characteristics and individuality of the region’s preeminent vineyards through farming and winemaking at the highest possible level.

Roger engaged Philippe Melka in 2017 as part of his commitment to constant improvement and excellence.
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At Crown Point Vineyards, we offer a unique tasting experience to help educate our members and guests as to why our estate is an ideal place for growing Bordeaux varieties. The private tour & tasting allows you to learn how Crown Point was founded, share Roger Bower’s vision for this special property, and experience, first-hand, that no expense has been spared to develop the vineyard and winery. The experience starts with a guided tour through 50 acres of estate vineyards followed by a walking tour through the winery and barrel rooms. The tour finishes with a seated tasting of our estate wines and a cheese pairing.

We will do whatever we can to accommodate friends of Crown Point. All tastings are by appointment only, and we can arrange private visits on a limited basis for members and guests Monday through Friday.

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Bevela Wines

Bevela Wines
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Address:
PO Box 1079
Los Alamos, Ca 93440
Phone:
(805) 720-9463
Hours:
By appointment only.
Website:
www.bevelawines.com
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Bevela Wines is a family owned micro-boutique winery. Our wines are hand crafted and focused on balance. Kris and Marisa make their wines at Clendenen Lindquist Vintners, where Marisa is the Assistant Winemaker. At under 400 cases currently released, each wine has its own story of art and a sense of place.
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