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Summerland Winery

2330 Lillie Avenue
Summerland, CA 93101
(805) 565-WINE

Tasting:   Monday - Thursday, 11 to 5 pm, Friday - Sunday, 11 to 6 pm
Tasting fee $6 to $10 with glass
10% case discount
Price Range:   $14 to $55 per bottle
Established:   1992
  9500 cases

Summerland Winery Description

The name Summerland conjures up visions of warm relaxed days at the beach with plenty of time and few responsibilities. As you sit in the storefront tasting room at Summerland Winery sipping a classic Pinot Noir, you can easily slip into this decadent and hedonistic revere. And why not?

Just a few miles south of Santa Barbara, located on the main drag in the little beachfront berg of Summerland, is the tasting room home of the Summerland Winery Boutique. Look for the two storied building that shares space with art and antique shops. It has bright white pillars and a flagpole out in front. Enter and take a seat at their antique tasting bar, or comfy couch. You can feel the beach air while you peruse their extensive list or browse their gourmet gift shop. The fruit is sourced from a number of the finest vineyards in the central coast area including Bien Nacido, Wolff, Fiddlestix, Santa Rita Hills and Edna Valley. The wine making is done at a custom crush facility in Santa Barbara County by Summerland’s Belgian born winemaker, Etienne Terlinden.

Pinot Noir gets top billing here with 11 different bottlings from the same vintage year. The vineyard designated wines give you the chance to taste the subtle differences of how the soil, climate, trellising, and clone selection affect the resulting wine. Also made are a full range of Bordeaux varietals, and those from the Rhone Valley. Try their rich French Camp Zinfandel or take in the sweet Orange Muscat and enjoy the Summerland experience.

Summerland Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Storefront only
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Event Space
Gift Shop
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Summerland Winery Reviews

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dr dave
dr dave, littleton
i purchased wine from them online. The wine was bad and they did nothing to help replace it. After making many purchases online over the years, I have never been so frustrated and ignored. I would never go out of my way, or even if presented with their wine, consider drinking it. There are too many honest and good vintners around.

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Not worth the drive
hlwade, Tucson
Summerland tasting room is clean, beautiful, and has plenty of counter space for tasters. However, during our visit we had a staff person pouring for us who hovered the entire time waiting for us to finish each wine and giving constant running commentary. While the wines are decent, they are overpriced.

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Down the Road...
TheAmericanIdol, Santa Barbara
This tasting room is a bit out of the normal path for wine tasters (being about 15 minutes south of Santa Barbara and 45+ minutes from Santa Ynez) but is worth the visit. The staff is very accommodating in a laid back/friendly environment. My favorite from the visit I had was the 2005 Chardonnay. It had zestful aromas of fresh citrus blossom, which was well matched with a hint flavor of pear, spice and apples. They do have a nice Syrah as well, though it is not, for me at least, distinguished enough to take a bottle of it home.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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