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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  • 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
  • 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
Michael & Kristie L. Member Since 7/9/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 10/17/19 1:00 PM

We love Bridlewood and have been members for many years, however we were there on a Friday and club room was not open and tasted in tasting room which ok. The issue was we waited along time before anyone waited on us and after the first pour it took another long time before anyone came back to us!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sarah N. Member Since 10/11/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 10/13/19 12:00 PM

Neil took great care of us. He was very knowledgable about all of the wines and was extremely accommodating to our group.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christina H. Member Since 10/11/2019My Boss
Premier Tasting on 10/13/19 11:00 AM

What a treat! The estate was extraordinary and the wine was wonderful. The 2017 reserve Chardonnay was my favorite, i had given my card to our hostess, if a rep would ever like to reach out to the Harbor House restaurant San Diego, we would be open to possibly adding to our catalog! Thank you very much for your hospitality! Most Sincerely, Kristina Hoeflich Assistant General Manager Harbor House

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yvonne V. Member Since 10/11/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 10/12/19 2:00 PM

scenery is so relaxing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jana B. Member Since 10/7/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 10/12/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful grounds and excellent Chardonnay! I will be back to visit when in the area.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie K. Member Since 9/13/2019My Boss
Collectors Tasting on 10/06/19 11:00 AM

Great wine, beautiful grounds and amazing people.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bonnie E. Member Since 10/4/2019My Boss
Collectors Tasting on 10/05/19 11:00 AM

We had a wonderful time wine tasting our pourer was yo or Yollanda our name was on the table .... that’s class ! I brought my sister my daughter in law and my niece !!!! We brought lunch bought a couple bottles and sat outside and in joyed ??????

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jay K. Member Since 9/24/2019My Frenemy
Premier Tasting on 10/02/19 12:00 PM

The estate was okay; greeted by a lady . Who literally poured the wine, told us what it was, and nothing more. I cam with my family and we were all new to wine-tasting, which we told the lady. That was, literally, the entire-wine tasting experience. Nothing about how it was made, where it was from, any information. And from her chatting with her colleague the entire time, didn't bother to ask.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Tommy B. Member Since 12/3/2018My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 9/28/19 12:00 PM

The superb wine is only exceeded by the amazing grounds and views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa G. Member Since 9/25/2019My Frenemy
Premier Tasting on 9/28/19 11:00 AM

I was pretty disappointed with Bridlewood. I remember coming here years ago and it was more friendly and inviting. The whole appointment/locked front gate is really not a way to welcome your guests. Once inside, the atmosphere was somber and not at all festive. I felt like I was at a work engagement where everyone was all business. My friend and I felt strongly pushed toward the wine club.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Tonya & Jason M. Member Since 12/13/2018My BFF
Premier Tasting on 8/09/19 2:00 PM

Actually I have been a club member for many years now. Bridlewood is one of my happy places and bringing my friends and family here is a treat I love to share. I have myself only had wonderful experiences and I confidently say anyone who stops here will feel the same, the wine is high caliber, the staff always friendly and knowledgeable, and the grounds just beautiful!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erminia W. Member Since 12/15/2018My Parents
Collectors Tasting on 9/21/19 1:00 PM

Fantastic! As always

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Viviana B. Member Since 9/20/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 9/21/19 2:00 PM

Maria was very welcoming and knowledgeable in the wines . We had a great time drinking wine and sitting next to the lake.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marianne & Ron M. Member Since 5/7/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 9/17/19 11:00 AM

We had a great time at Bridlewood! I brought friends who had never been there and they LOVED it! Our server was great also-knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lucien & Michele P. Member Since 4/7/2019Evil Stepmother
Collectors Tasting on 9/14/19 11:00 AM

Came to celebrate our birthdays. Had an excellent time, and our host (blond lady, sorry didn't get her name) was superb. One of our friends had never been before they fell in love and signed up for the wine club. Beautiful gardens, awesome hosts and spectacular wines! Come for the exclusivity and stay for the wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise H. Member Since 3/24/2019My Boss
Premier Tasting on 9/13/19 2:00 PM

Excellent - Sherrie took care of us like we were family - and the wine was excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Evan M. Member Since 9/7/2019My Boss
Collectors Tasting on 9/08/19 11:00 AM

We have been members for several years now. We always are greeted with kindness and a great atmosphere. The staff always takes the time to discuss the wines with us and show our guests what Bridlewood is about.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rob K. Member Since 9/7/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 9/08/19 11:00 AM

After completing my reservation over the phone I was surprised to see my name at a designated table, with bread and olive oil at the ready. The people were friendly and knowledgeable. The facility is clean and well run although the front landscaping isn't what it used to be. We love this winery and all that is included in the club and most importantly fantastic wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ed C. Member Since 8/3/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 9/01/19 2:00 PM

Very warm greeting. Also peaceful and relaxing. Great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brett T. Member Since 8/18/2019My BFF
Estate Winery Tour and Tasting on 8/30/19 11:00 AM

One of the best Tours I had the chance to take. Loved it so much!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
arlyn a. Member Since 8/27/2019Evil Stepmother
Premier Tasting on 8/30/19 1:00 PM

They are not friendly for 4 small tastings u Pay $20 and if you are buying they don’t care about u Will never be back I only came to see the grounds but all is block off only to member this place is not what it used to be horrible now

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Mary Lou O. Member Since 12/29/2018My BFF
Premier Tasting on 8/24/19 12:00 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carmelita & John E. Member Since 4/4/2019My Boss
Collectors Tasting on 8/24/19 12:00 PM

We always bring our visiting family and friends to this beautiful winery. With a cheerful and knowledgeable staff as well as great wines (Block 7 Syrah & GSM), the experience at this winery will certainly entice a return visit. Reservations are needed and definitely worthwhile!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Angela K. Member Since 3/17/2019My Frenemy
Collectors Tasting on 8/24/19 1:00 PM

An absolutely fabulous experience. The wine was amazing and the property is gorgeous. Everyone we met on staff was so friendly and helpful, especially our server Sherrie. I would recommend a visit to Bridlewood to anyone and everyone who will be in the Santa Ynez area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise K. Member Since 8/5/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 8/17/19 11:00 AM

We arrived a few minutes before opening, but were still greeted warmly. Our wine tasting was seated and leisurely. Our host was wonderful as was were the wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doreen Ron F. Member Since 5/29/2018My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 8/17/19 4:00 PM

always a fun experience at Bridlewood. people are friendly and the grounds are beautiful!

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
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