Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

Wine Tasting at Sunstone Winery

Sunstone Vineyards and Winery is believed to be the oldest, continuously organically grown vineyard in Santa Barbara County. Its elegant tasting room recalls old Provence, a feeling enhanced by its lavender and rosemary filled gardens.

Sunstone is an organic vineyard retreat, located just 35-minutes north of Santa Barbara, in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Tucked on the edge of the Santa Ynez River, in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine country, the Sunstone Estate is a unique and luxurious destination to enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience.

Sunstone Winery

An Organic Estate Vineyard

Wine Tasting at Sunstone Vineyards
Sunstone’s 28-acre vineyard was planted in 1990 by the Rice Family to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier varietals, and is farmed in a completely organic, bio-sustainable manner, meeting the highest organic farming standards in viticulture.

Sunstone, a boutique winery named after the vineyard estate’s exposed sun-dappled stones, is one of the loveliest wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley, and indeed on the Central Coast of California. Lose yourself in their inviting courtyards, expansive picnic grounds and tasting room…and enjoy a tasting flight of their delicious organic wines.


“Santa Barbara’s Favorite Red Wine”

Sunstone Vineyards and Winery is definitely a wine tasting destination that any local would recommend: Sunstone has regularly been honored by the Santa Barbara Independent reader poll as “Santa Barbara’s Favorite Red Wine” and “Best Santa Ynez Valley Tasting Room”. The winery architecture recalls rustic homes and barns in the Provencal countryside, and the relaxed ambiance in the tasting room includes a kitchen complete with wood-burning oven, and 5,000 square feet of stone barrel-aging caves built into the hillside.

The SB Wine Wizard recommends: Soleil Rouge 2016

Sunstone Winery’s Soleil Rouge is a wonderful blend of estate grown Merlot, Sangiovese and cabernet franc grapes. It is spicy and redolent of mincemeat, clove, and cinnamon mingled with cherry jam, loganberry, and fresh sage. The mouthfeel is soft and broad on the palate with flavors of plum candy, cherry pie, currants, tobacco, leather, and pie crust. Lingering chewiness on the palate carries the fruit through a pleasing finish.

Wine Tasting at Sunstone

$79 Per Person

Thursday – Monday

Pick up Times and Locations

We have selected several easy to get to departure locations across town. If you need assistance to arrange transport to a pickup location we can help arrange that for you, or you can grab a cab or we like to recommend using the Uber app.
Because we are on a tight schedule we would like to urge you to arrive at your pick up location by the check-in time listed. The bus will depart each location at the designated departure time and there are no refunds for missing the bus.

Hilton Beach Front

633 E Cabrillo Blvd

10:00 AM Check-in
10:15 AM Departure

Santa Barbara Visitor Center

1 Garden St

10:20 AM Check-in
10:30 AM Departure

La Cumbre Plaza (request only)

121 S Hope Ave

10:35 AM Check-in
10:45 AM Departure

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