Sunstone cares about the folks who actually drink the wines we make as much as the critical analysis and judging from magazines and competitions. Over the years we have received wonderful, positive praises from fans all over the world. We thought we’d share a few of those positive vibes with the world. Thanks for sharing the love!
5 Star Reviews on Yelp:
Fantastic tasting room from the get-go. Thom and Jon were the best possible pair you could find behind a tasting bar. They are approachable experts who felt like good friends as soon as we arrived. We did the reserve tasting, which was excellent, and Thom made it more fun by giving us a few “off menu” tastes. The grounds are beautiful and the cellars (caves? tunnels?) are impressive. We’ll be back as soon as possible.
Beautiful vineyard and great wine. My fiancée loves it and wants to get married there. I can’t afford it so what the heck am I supposed to do? I kept feeding her wine hoping she would forget how beautiful the place is. That didn’t work so what am I supposed to do now???
Someone give Jessica…our wine tasting host a raise. LOVE her!!!!! She made my family (we were on an annual girls trip getaway, there were 12 of us) feel sooooo welcome and comfortable in their members only room (we are not members, but after our experience..I may just sign up). We hung out a while on this beautiful property. Three of us did reserve wine tasting…and the wines did not disappoint…their wine maker likes to blend and I was pleased with them all…not a white wine drinker…or Chardonnay fan..but this one on the reserve selection was soooooo good. I ended up purchasing the $55 port because that’s what I came to find on this trip. Although I didn’t get to taste it, I trusted Jessica with my purchase. A few of us purchased the balsamic vinegar…so tasty. Will be coming back here with my hubby and doing a couples trip with friends soon.
I cannot say enough good things about Sunstone. We are Wine Club members because of how they treat the clientele. They are friendly, informative, not rushed, and pour some amazing wines! We recently were lucky enough to enjoy a library tasting with Chris. The wines he poured were phenomenal! When we booked the tasting we asked about how long to schedule in for the tasting and were told 45 minutes. Well, 2 hours later we left with more wine to add to our collection. On top of great wines and great people, the winery itself is a beautiful place to bring lunch and enjoy the grounds.
Such a great property, with beautiful outdoor space and awesome hidden coves indoors. Loved the option of the two different flights so my husband and I could share and taste ten wines. The wine is great but… the OLIVE OIL… that is on a whole other level! Love that they offer tastes and some bread to soak up all the alcohol you’ve probably been drinking all day. This vineyard is a must-see.
This place is the perfect getaway. Very quiet and beautiful scenery. The guy behind the counter who did the wine tasting for us was very friendly and gave us a lot of information about each wine. I will definitely be coming back here again. The wines were also very delicious and decently priced.
What a beautiful winery! We came here after having it recommended by friends. The views are very pretty, and we had the place to ourselves on a weekday afternoon. We brought a small picnic to enjoy outside, and purchased some wines by the glass from the super friendly bartender inside. She was so welcoming and helpful, and allowed us to have a taste of the wine before choosing a glass to purchase. She also graciously welcomed us to try some of the olive oils they had out to taste. We explored a little bit of the inside, which was very neat, and spent some time sitting out at their picnic tables, enjoying the beautiful surroundings. I would definitely go back to this winery!
Recent Notes from Customers:
Our stay (at The Villa) was truly magnificent. We were more than cozy and comfortable. We felt completely rejuvenated. Thank you for all your gracious hospitality and thoughtfulness. We enjoyed every aspect of the Villa thoroughly. It is spectacular. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.
John and Lorraine Alban
Friday, December 04, 2015
I want to thank the entire Rice Family for the great time my wife Barbara and I, and our two guests from Palm Desert, had last Saturday night at the PCPA Theatrefest in Solvang. The selection of wines and deli-buffet were outstanding and made for a wonderful evening under the stars. We also thoroughly enjoyed the musical production of 42nd Street. Equally nice was the opportunity to meet each of you personally, as well as Blair and Sarah Cox and other members of your staff. It is rare that you can meet all of the principals of a business up-front and personal.
Since it was a first event of this kind for Sunstone we were a little apprehensive about what to expect. All of our fears quickly went away when we met Linda and Carol Treat as we entered the theatre premises. Everybody made us feel so special. We immediately felt a part of the “Sunstone Family.”
Again, thank you for making our evening so special and enjoyable. You can be sure we will attend your next event.
C. Paul Davis
July 9, 2001
Sunstone Winery is one of our favorite places to visit. You always treat your members very well and definitely make us feel special. I also wanted to say thanks to Jessica. Marie and I were having a nice lunch out in the courtyard and Jessica recognized us as members and actually brought us a wine tasting right to our table. Wow! Keep up the great work at Sunstone and we look forward to our next visit.