A PORTAL TO PROVENCE
Deeply rooted in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, Sunstone is a beautiful place to taste beautiful wines. Located just 35-minutes north of Santa Barbara, Sunstone seemingly transports visitors to the Provençal French countryside. Named after the vineyard estate’s exposed, sun-dappled shale and stones, Sunstone is a beautifully tranquil retreat where you can enjoy a glass of wine in our lavender and rosemary-filled courtyard, in our stone barrel-aging caves, or perhaps enjoy lunch at our picnic tables shaded by olive and oak trees.
EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, JUNE 12TH, 2020, OUR NEW OPERATING HOURS ARE:
We are open to the public for wine tasting from 11am to 5pm every day, with the last tasting poured at 4:30pm. Gates close at 4:30pm sharp. Whether you are new to wine or an aspiring sommelier, our wine specialists are happy to share our wines with you and answer questions. Enjoy Sunstone wines by the glass or bottle, or explore our best selections with our tasting flight of six wines for $20. We sometimes close early for private events, so visit our Facebook page for early closure announcements. We are CLOSED on major holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED ON WEEKENDS
Due to new COVID-19 re-opening requirements around social distancing, the amount of guests we can serve at one time is limited. While we will still accept walk-ins as availability permits, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU MAKE A RESERVATION AHEAD OF TIME ON WEEKENDS. Without a reservation, it is possible you may have to wait for service and service is not guaranteed. Parties of more than 6 cannot be accommodated. No service will begin after 4:30pm.
Reservations are on a “First Come, First Served” basis, but current Sunstone Club Members will be given priority.
*You can also call us at 805-688-9463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a reservation.
ENJOY THE ESTATE
To ensure a great experience for all guests, please keep the following in mind as you are enjoying your visit to Sunstone:
- Smoking and Vaping Are Not Permitted
- Outside Alcohol is Not Permitted
- Children Must Be Supervised by an Adult at All Times
- Dogs Must Be on a Leash at All Times
- Keep it Clean- Trash Goes in Receptacles
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL:
FACE COVERINGS FOR ALL
All Sunstone guests and staff are required to wear masks to help ensure our safety and yours. This recent mandate from the Santa Barbara County Health Department went into effect May 26th. Masks may be removed when you are seated at your table to eat and drink, but must be worn at all other times. If you do not have a mask, we would be happy to provide one to you.
All Sunstone guests and staff must practice social distancing. Please keep at least 6 feet apart between your party and others. We have changed our seating layout to ensure at least 6 feet between all tables, and we have eliminated at-the-bar service.
Seated Service Only
All Sunstone guests will be seated at a table instead of service standing at a bar. Seated experiences provide for a safer and more intimate customer experience.
No Self Service food or drink
Another Health Department requirement is that we eliminate all self-service of food and beverages. This means that our complimentary olive oil, bread and water stations will not be available right now. However, we will have bottles of water available for purchase.
MODIFIED RULES FOR Pets AND Kids
As you know, we are proud to be one of the most pet and family friendly wineries anywhere. We are happy to begin welcoming kids and pets to the estate again. However, to ensure safe distancing for all of our guests, all children must remain seated at the table at all times, and all pets must be on a leash and at the table at all times.
No Lawn Games… for now
For the time being, we will not be able to offer lawn games for your entertainment. We fully intend on bringing back this fun amenity for your enjoyment, but at this time it is safer for our guests to only touch surfaces necessary for eating, drinking, and personal hygiene.
Hand washing & Sanitizing
Speaking of personal hygiene, please wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds. We will also have complimentary hand sanitizer available upon your request.
IMPORTANT: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.