Bridlewood Estate Winery

Santa Ynez, CA

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  • Premier Tasting $20.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Our Premier Tasting features our limited production wines from Santa Barbara County and our savory Bridlewood olive oil. This distinctive tasting experience is led by a knowledgeable tasting room host. Available daily, Monday through Sunday. Groups of 6 or less accepted. Admission is complimentary for one wine club member and up to 3 guests. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Collectors Tasting $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Sat | Sun

    The Collectors Tasting showcases our elegant limited production wines. A knowledgeable tasting room host will guide you through this outstanding seated tasting experience in our barrel room. Available Saturday and Sunday. Groups of 6 or less accepted. Cost: $30 per person. Admission is complimentary for one wine club member and up to 3 guests. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Estate Winery Tour and Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 10

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    Our Estate Winery Tour and Tasting begins with walking tour of our scenic estate vineyard where guests are introduced to our block specific wines and learn more about our spectacular vineyard. The memorable journey ends in our cellar room with a seated black glass tasting where guests are challenged to figure out what varietal is in the glass without seeing it. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Cellar Tasting $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    The Cellar Tasting offers you a private seated tasting in our exclusive Cellar Club room. This exceptional experience features four of our limited production, reserve and vintage wines, served with our rich Bridlewood olive oil, Marcona almonds and decadent sea salt dark chocolates to enjoy. Cost: $65 per person. $52 per person for club members. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Bridlewood Estate Winery

Discover the casual elegance of the Central Coast at our stunning 105-acre estate in the heart of Santa Barbara County. Built in a rustic, Spanish-style reminiscent of California’s historic missions, Bridlewood Estate Winery is a destination all its own.

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From Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Bridlewood’s range of critically acclaimed wines are handcrafted with care and tell the colorful story of the Central Coast, including the relaxed lifestyle, local cuisine and incredible vineyards. A bottle of Bridlewood wine is a combination of expert grape selection and craftsmanship. Our winemakers strategically chart a course throughout the premier regions of California’s Central Coast—including Monterey County, Paso Robles, Edna Valley and Santa Barbara County— to find a distinct blend of grapes. In the winery, each lot is fermented separately and then blended together, creating the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Visit Bridlewood’s stunning 105-acre estate and tasting room in the heart of Santa Barbara County to discover what makes Bridlewood one of the premier estate vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
Experiences

  • General Tasting
  • Seated Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vertical Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Caitlyn L. Member Since 9/30/2018My Parents
Premier Tasting on 8/12/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful property and delightful wine, if not a little uptight. Still always a nice afternoon.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa H. Member Since 8/10/2019My Frenemy
Collectors Tasting on 8/10/19 4:00 PM

Kevin is always so informative and makes our visits so great! Loved the background music and the bread and olive oil was amazing! Can’t wait to come back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelly G. Member Since 3/17/2019My BFF
Estate Winery Tour and Tasting on 8/03/19 11:00 AM

My group of 7 did the Estate Winery Tour & Tasting. The tour was informative and fun, the grounds were beautiful, and the wine was enjoyable! We had a great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle R. Member Since 7/23/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 7/26/19 12:00 PM

Always a pleasure visiting Bridlewood! The staff is friendly and inviting. You can always count on them for restaurant recommendations or anything else you might be looking for. We literally only visit Bridlewood...don't do the other local tasting rooms, as there's no need. Bridlewood is the best!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jonathan D. V. Member Since 7/23/2019My Parents
Premier Tasting on 7/23/19 1:00 PM

Love the staff. Very friendly and accommodate. The members only area is a perfect location to relax for the day. Looking forward to our next trip

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ariel Nicole L. Member Since 7/9/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 7/20/19 1:00 PM

Best winery ever! Beautiful, amazing service, and of course the most incredible wine. Janet helped us with our first tasting experience after we became members and she is fantastic! Can’t rave enough about Bridlewood.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ivan D. Member Since 7/8/2019My Parents
Premier Tasting on 7/17/19 2:00 PM

Awesome time ... very pleasant staff ... gorgeous winery !!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna C. Member Since 7/1/2019Evil Stepmother
Premier Tasting on 7/06/19 1:00 PM

Remembering lovely views at Bridlewood in the wine tasting days of yore, I was surprised by the new reservation requirement but not discouraged. I reserved a "cabana" and then called early to explain we'd be tardy. "No problem", Bridlewood said. When we arrived, there was no cabana reserved and the woman at the tasting bar rudely insisted on us tasting first before going out to enjoy the view.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Robert M. Member Since 7/6/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 7/07/19 12:00 PM

Always love Bridlewood. The person we had was new [Yolanda] but she was fantastic, warm, fun, and quite knowledgeable. Great wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elliot B. Member Since 1/30/2016Evil Stepmother
Premier Tasting on 7/06/19 4:00 PM

Driving up the tree-lined driveway to the Spanish-style building made us hopeful that the wine was crafted with similar care, but we were sadly disappointed. The service inside left much to be desired. Our host provided inaudible descriptions of the pours as she rushed off to make a sale, which seemed to be more important. Wines were mediocre at best and therefore we did not make any purchases.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Patricia R. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 7/02/19 11:00 AM

We used to just “show up” to Bridlewood so now that the gates are closed it is important to let them know you want to visit. However, being a member makes it all the more special. Just remember to call for a reservation and let them know you want to come! We love it! Would love to have a wedding there!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cherrie G. Member Since 6/30/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 6/30/19 3:00 PM

Wine tasting @Bridlewood is most enjoyable. Kevin knows his wines and went the extra mile to find the wines we would enjoy as well as the wines we already loved!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob E. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 6/29/19 4:00 PM

A great venue with great wine and the staff is friendly, helpful, joyful, and did I say pour great wine!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda B. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 6/29/19 11:00 AM

You make me smile! We went to our first tasting after becoming members and brought another couple. It was a bright warm sunny day which made the property look spectacular. We were all wowed. The 5-wine tasting in the members lounge was first class, our name was on our own reserved table, and our server had lots of interesting info about the wines and the winery. A classy 5-star experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard C. Member Since 2/3/2019My Parents
Premier Tasting on 6/26/19 4:00 PM

Lovely buildings and grounds. My main disappointment with visits is the “nose” inside the tasting room. The tasting room has an unpleasant order which falls in the unfresh/mildew category. The entry doors prompt you to close the doors for the wines’sake. Fresh air not welcome here. If you stay inside long enough you do get used to it but I’m surprised you have not noticed this. More below

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Suzanne M. Member Since 6/20/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 6/26/19 12:00 PM

Beautiful wine tasting experience ‘

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Raymond & Paige T. Member Since 3/30/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 6/23/19 12:00 PM

Lovely as always

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leslie J. Member Since 3/22/2018My BFF
Premier Tasting on 6/23/19 12:00 PM

I was surprised to find out that reservations were needed however it ended up being for the best. Although we have been to Bridlewood many times, this time was the best! We had excellent service and attention from Kevin. We were not rushed and we truly enjoyed our tasting experience. We ordered a bottle to drink along with our picnic lunch. Can’t wait to return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer H. Member Since 2/7/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 6/23/19 12:00 PM

Bridlewood wines are wonderful! The staff was accommodating and knowledgeable and we had a great time. We will look forward to our next visit at this beautiful winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erika H. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 6/19/19 12:00 PM

Had a great experience as I always have. Love Bridlewood!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert J C. Member Since 6/16/2019My BFF
Cellar Tasting on 6/16/19 2:00 PM

Amazing service, ambiance and enthusiasm by tasting room employees about the quality and caliber of wines. We always feel welcome and like family - and always look forward to returning. The quality of wines has never varied from exceptional. It says a lot about Bridlewood and how serious they take their wine production. We always look forward to returning and happily left with our shipment!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven O. Member Since 1/24/2019My Parents
Collectors Tasting on 6/16/19 1:00 PM

Bridlewood is a beautiful place, the facilities for picnicking is fabulous. I really like the blankets they provide for sitting on the grass to enjoy the view and have a glass of wine and some snacks. When greeted they supply you with bread and olive oil which is also another great product as we always buy a bottle and enjoy it at home. I love the people who work there always a good smile.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan R. Member Since 6/6/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 6/09/19 2:00 PM

I'm not a big fan of wine, typically I'm a beer guy, but I brought my fiance there and to my surprise I loved it! We had an awesome time the staff and accommodations were very fantastic! We had such a nice time that this Northern Minnesota boy actually joined there wine club. This says a lot for not only the wine but also the surroundings, but also the awesome staff. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diamond R. Member Since 6/9/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 6/10/19 12:00 PM

It was great experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matilde V. Member Since 2/28/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 6/09/19 11:00 AM

everything was excellent, thanks so much.. I recommended this winery to everyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eva & Tom Z. Member Since 9/10/2018My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 6/09/19 12:00 PM

Great hospitality,service and great wine everyone had a fabulous time.We had friends from LA ,Westlake and Europe.Everybody loved it.TKANK YOU and your great team.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tahereh S. Member Since 1/23/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 6/09/19 1:00 PM

Wonderful experience as usual. I’m a member I like the improvements you’ve made to limit the number of people on the grounds. Reservations are a good thing. Thanks.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lee B. Member Since 6/5/2019My Frenemy
Premier Tasting on 6/07/19 11:00 AM

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Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Katherine and Louis P. Member Since 9/20/2016My BFF
Premier Tasting on 6/04/19 12:00 PM

Kevin was very knowledgeable and entertaining! We had a marvelous tasting and then a beautiful picnic by the lake, as we are winery club members. Great day tasting good wines and celebrating two Birthdays.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sonja S. Member Since 5/24/2019Evil Stepmother
Collectors Tasting on 5/26/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful setting, fabulous wines and awesome hosts - I recommend to anyone who fancies wine tasting to visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lee Ann K. Member Since 4/21/2016My BFF
Premier Tasting on 5/26/19 2:00 PM

Friendly wine staff, nice open tasting room with fireplace, delicious GSM and Syrahs.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason C. Member Since 5/12/2019My BFF
Estate Winery Tour and Tasting on 5/25/19 11:00 AM

This was my first time at a vineyard/cellar, so I had no intentions or expectations. The site itself was grand. I arrived about 15 minutes earlier than expected, but was greeted with a warm welcome. Kevin was super cool and the wines were the best I've ever had. I would definitely go back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve & Barbara T. Member Since 5/25/2019My Parents
Collectors Tasting on 5/25/19 4:00 PM

Booked on the fly and the staff were so accommodating when we changed times! Kevin was super knowledgeable, fun and helpful in the tasting and membership! Loved this place and would go again and bring the pack!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark R. Member Since 2/21/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 5/24/19 12:00 PM

Love the property and the ambience. We had a great private tasting, and afterwards took our picnic to the wonderful covered tables out in the back of the winery overlooking the lake. We really like their wines, the reds especially, and the atmosphere can't be beat!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Charles & Joan B. Member Since 4/9/2018My BFF
Premier Tasting on 5/21/19 12:00 PM

Very friendly staff, beautiful grounds. I love visiting this winery

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim A. Member Since 5/19/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 5/19/19 3:00 PM

We enjoyed the tasting. Beautiful venue.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert C. Member Since 4/4/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 5/20/19 12:00 PM

Disappointed that the members tasting room was closed.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sharon V. Member Since 5/14/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 5/19/19 12:00 PM

We always enjoy our time in the Cellar. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. They have found the balance between being available with recommendations and leaving us to enjoy our wine and others we are with.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah D. Member Since 5/19/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 5/19/19 1:00 PM

Great experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cheryl G. Member Since 4/27/2019My Frenemy
Collectors Tasting on 5/18/19 1:00 PM

Experience was generic, at best. Wines were good. Server/pourer gave zero attention and rushed thru scripted description of each wine poured. No personal attention. No time for discussion. I had built this experience and the wines up. Very disappointed! Left apologizing.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
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