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.
WALK-IN TASTINGS: NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
We are open to the public for wine tastings without an appointment from 11am to 5pm daily, with last tasting poured at 4:30. 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 explore our best selections with our $20 Tasting flight.
ESTATE TOUR & TASTING
For a more in-depth, educational experience Sunstone offers an Estate Tour & Tasting, which takes place every Saturday from June through August at 11AM. Learn about the art and science of grape growing and winemaking while touring our vineyard and winemaking facility. Reservations are required. More Information and Reservations.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES & PRIVATE TASTINGS
Looking for a more intimate wine tasting experience? Groups of 4 or more can make a Private Tasting Reservation online, or call (805) 688-9463, ext. 234. We offer private wine tastings, wine blending workshops, artisan lunch boxes and many private areas to host you and your friends.
ENJOY THE LAWN: BRING YOUR PICNIC BASKET
Come relax on our expansive lawn which has more than 20 picnic tables for you to enjoy. Bring your food, dogs and kids. Picnic tables are available at no charge on a first come, first served basis, but can also be reserved for three-hour periods for $25 (complimentary for wine club members). Reserve a picnic table today.
To ensure a great experience for all guests, please keep the following in mind as you are enjoying the lawn:
- Smoking or Vaping is 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
Turn your tasting into the ultimate picnic experience for your group by enjoying our gourmet family style lunches while you taste in our beautiful estate setting. Our culinary partners created a menu that pairs perfectly with our wines. Reservations for your group lunches must be made at least 72-hours in advance.
We are open to the public from 11am to 5pm daily, with last tasting poured at 4:30. Gates close at 4:30pm sharp. 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, New Years Day and sometimes on the Fourth of July. Click here for DIRECTIONS.