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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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
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
Ravinder & Valerie D. Member Since 9/8/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 11/30/19 2:00 PM

Excellent, high quality wines, beautiful grounds, and lovely tasting room. Highly recommend when visiting the Santa Ynez valley.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott B. Member Since 11/24/2019My Parents
Collectors Tasting on 11/30/19 11:00 AM

Staff was excellent, all around wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve N. Member Since 11/29/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 11/30/19 12:00 PM

The staff was very accommodating. We had kids and brought lunch and everything was fine. They provided great service to all of us including the kids.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ronni R. Member Since 11/17/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 11/23/19 12:00 PM

Bridlewood wines are among my favorite, and we have been wine club members here for several years. The property is GORGEOUS. The staff is all so friendly and helpful. The club tasting room is lovely - as is the "regular" tasting room. I highly recommend this winery to anyone looking for some great wines in a beautiful setting!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margarita R. Member Since 1/28/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 11/16/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful place to enjoy ,i loved the wine ,service is awesome.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristy L. Member Since 11/15/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 11/16/19 12:00 PM

Bridlewood is enchanting, staff is welcoming and knowledgeable, and the wine is excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janae B. Member Since 3/12/2014My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 11/16/19 11:00 AM

Gorgeous property! Wish we'd had more time to stay and picnic, and I love that they're okay with that. The history of the old racetrack and the grounds were inspiring. The building is gorgeous and the horse barn is a fun, unique place to taste. The record player and classic rock playing was a charming, delightful touch. And, great wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia B. Member Since 5/16/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 11/12/19 2:00 PM

We had a lovely experience down by the lake. Enjoyed a bottle of GSM and lunch. Everyone was so helpful, making sure the table was clean for us and asked us if we wanted bread and oil. A beautiful day!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Clarence R. Member Since 4/22/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 11/11/19 1:00 PM

Always a good experoence

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sharon V. Member Since 5/14/2019My BFF
Collectors Tasting on 11/09/19 2:00 PM

Ten of us have made a trip to Bridlewood a tradition during an annual camping trip to El Capitan. Each year, we enjoy the ambiance, the friendly staff and of course the fabulous wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eric D. Member Since 11/4/2019Evil Stepmother
Premier Tasting on 11/05/19 1:00 PM

Excellent as always. My favorite of the Gallo brands... Former Employee...’Mr.Barefoot’

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anthony V. Member Since 4/14/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 11/04/19 1:00 PM

Great relaxing, friendly, first class winery. Best staff and best wine. The winery buildings are beautiful and tasteful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda B. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 11/04/19 2:00 PM

We ate lunch in Los Olivos with another couple then came to Bridlewood for a tasting. The weather was spectacular and we sat outside on the patio for several hours. It was one of the best afternoons we've spent in the 2 years we've lived. Everything about the landscaping, the ambience, the service, the experience was perfect. Our friends were so impressed they're going to join Bridlewood as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank & Lilia G. Member Since 10/11/2019My Boss
Premier Tasting on 11/01/19 2:00 PM

We have been members for several years and find that the wines are consistently very good however service is mediocre.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Frederick K. Member Since 7/28/2018My Parents
Premier Tasting on 11/01/19 12:00 PM

Our group was warmly greeted at the door of the tasting room, and we were given a nice overview of our seating options inside and outside. We chose an outside table with a scenic view so we could enjoy a picnic lunch with our wine tasting. Very enjoyable. Definitely one of the more scenic vineyards and tasting rooms we have experienced in the Valley.

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 10/27/19 3:00 PM

As always staff was excellent, had a very enjoyable time! Wine was outstanding, and service even better. Thank You!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Neil P. Member Since 9/18/2018My Parents
Premier Tasting on 10/27/19 11:00 AM

Simply beautiful drive up, friendly and engaging staff. We did the tour tasting with Kevin. He gave us a good time and kept our tastings priority while snapping every picture we desired with his apprentice. The double blind tasting in the cellar is a must for everyone.

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

Love the ambience!! The gals working in the members wine tasting room are great!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana D. Member Since 10/21/2019My BFF
Premier Tasting on 10/21/19 2:00 PM

We love visiting this winery, and absolutely love their wine, which is why we became members. Upon arrival, Kevin was tending to us for our tasting and shipment pickup. We always enjoy our tastings with Kevin, as he knows so much, explains ever flavor and what pairs well with each wine. Such a wonderful experience. We look forward to coming back for our next shipment and tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Faith Z. Member Since 10/14/2019My Boss
Premier Tasting on 10/17/19 1:00 PM

Three of us came to taste and buy wine, after my husband reviewed Bridlewood's wine and winery and made an appointment. I'm from California and have lived in Napa for 8 years. My sister's in law were visiting from Chicago and Kansas City. Melissa was incredible with service and wine knowledge. The wine was excellent with all varietals and one sister in law became a member. Loved the grounds.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debbie & Evan B. Member Since 10/12/2018My BFF
Premier Tasting on 10/18/19 1:00 PM

Always a pleasure to taste at Bridlewood. Always love to see Sharri as well.

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
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