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.
OUR TASTING ROOM IS OPEN FOR WINE TASTING 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 11AM-5PM WITH THE LAST SEATING AT 4PM.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL TASTING VISITS
Effective March 13th, 2021, the Santa Barbara County Health Department has mandated that all wine tasting visits be done by reservation only and must not exceed 90 minutes. All tastings must also be conducted outdoors and seated at a table. Reservations are available on a “First Come, First Served” basis, but Sunstone Members will be given priority.
Please read below for important information about planning your visit to Sunstone. We do not accept parties of more than 6 guests. Splitting larger parties into multiple reservations is not permitted. No service will begin after 4:00pm. If you arrive more than 30 minutes after your reservation time, your reservation may be cancelled.
*You can also call us at 805-688-9463 or email email@example.com 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- Sunstone Reserves the Right to Inspect Bags, Coolers and Picnic Baskets.
- Children Must Remain Seated at the Table and Be Supervised by an Adult at All Times.
- Dogs Must Be on a Leash at All Times.
- Keep it Clean- Trash Goes in Receptacles.
- Feel Free to Bring in Your Own Food.
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. 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.
90 MINUTE TIME LIMIT
The State and County Health Departments have mandated that all tasting visits not exceed 90 minutes. To help ensure compliance with this requirement, we will document your arrival time for you.
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.
*Sunstone reserves the right to refuse service and to inspect coolers, bags and picnic baskets entering the property.