Brick Barn Wine Estate

4.8
292 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
Brick Barn Wine Estate occupies the westernmost frontier of the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara Wine Country and is open for wine tasting Sunday through Tuesday from 11am-5pm and Wednesday through Saturday from 11am-7pm.

We offer house-made Charcuterie & Cheese boards and small snacks. Outside food is permitted only our outdoor patios. Pets are welcome as long as they are certified support animals and stay on a leash. Children are welcome but are included in the headcount and must remain seated with their group at all times. Reservations are for an hour and forty five minutes.

Indoor and Outdoor tables are available. We have fire pits and patio heaters to nestle up to but please plan to dress for the weather. We kindly ask that you include any seating requests or details in your reservation notes and we will do our best to make your visit special. We look forward to sharing our wines with you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 292 people are saying
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4.7
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4.8
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathyM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guadalupe was a very knowledgeable and exceptional server. We had an excellent experience.
Thank you!

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manu
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved the experience here. Outdoor wine tasting with a view and the friendly staff. Very welcoming. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a nice weekend fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around! McKenna is the best!

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SuzanneP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great tasting experience. The patio is lovely and the staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. And most importantly the wine was fantastic!

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vipSueBL
Salt Lake City
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all the way around. The wine was delicious, the service was friendly and the views were exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to talk to server, knowledgeable about the vineyards wines, enjoyable laid back atmosphere with live music that matched well

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Zach
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danica was so helpful and kind. Always love coming to enjoy a bottle outside here. Appreciate the discount you always give me for industry and having good vibes to bring friends from out of town to.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the BEST time! 10/10 recommend

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PaulF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had a great afternoon at Brick Barn! Great service and ambiance...

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SouthbayCoastalLiving
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If you have never been wine tasting or don’t drink a whole lot of wine then I’m sure this place will be great for you. However, if you have a pallet for exceptional wine, or are looking for a not-so-commercial and more authentic experience, then reconsider coming here. The wine was all just “meh” and the ambiance, albeit pleasant, felt contrived and set to cater to the weekend tourist and untrained palette vs the serious wine consumer. Easy to reserve, however, and lots of space outside.

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GOPJenn
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great venue, great wine. My big disappointment was only getting to be there 1.5 hours then they kick you out. We were there to listen to Take Two, there was 30 min left, we were still buying wine and they wanted to give the table to someone else.

I also had to constantly track our waitress down which was kind of a bummer. Eight tables and three waitresses didn't seem too much of an overload. But honestly I've never been in food service so I don't know. I just didn't like that she kept walking by us.

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Button
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. You can't beat the ambience. Good wine and good service.

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AmyN
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating. Two different areas with live music. Staff was friendly and the day was beautiful. Cheese board excellent. Will be back.

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hreview
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, she was very friendly! The wine was good, and the wine deal (buying a bottle), was great! We got a tasting free with purchasing a bottle. The live music was also amazing!

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DeborahG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! The wine was great. The view was incredible & the weather couldn’t have been better. There is no better place to hang out & listen to music than the Brick Barn patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Thanks

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vipCrisL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Please update everything that is is NOT a restaurant, but a winery only! Although pleasant!

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JessicaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 5th year Anniversary, 1st time at Brick Barn and over all the seating, service, the wine and our host Guadalupe was amazing. We loved it so much we became wine members.

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Pdvta
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor spaces for wine tasting with views of the vineyards. We were there on a Saturday and it was very busy with large groups.

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JayS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time wine tasting at Brick Barn. Our server Kristen was thoughtful, knowledgeable and made the day really nice. We can’t wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time when I bring people that. Thank you all for the great service.

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MarcelaT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery and atmosphere. Everyone was so friendly and Laura made it extra special helping us celebrate an anniversary. Walked out being a member!!

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Sylviam
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brick Barn has become one of our favorite wineries. Their wines are amazing. Their personnel friendly and knowledgeable. Their grounds beautiful. Highly recommended!!

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CarolM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a member of Brick Barn's wine club since I first visited a few years ago - the estate is gorgeous, the wines are delicious, and Lupe is amazing!! She's a big reason why I joined Brick Barn - fun, knowledgeable and knows how to make everyone feel welcome. Visit and enjoy!

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MECH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Servers much to busy to pour wines and discuss the wines and vineyards in a timely fashion. I realize it was a busy day but it is by reservation. Management knew this days in advance and could have been better prepared.

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GOPJenn
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there to listen to the band. Wine and music with a great view. It was a great afternoon.

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vipNancyF
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful visit to our favorite winery, Brick Barn. The staff always makes us feel welcomed and valued. No to mention royalty we received by Laura. She could not have been more delightful. We enjoyed our visit so much so that we went back 2 days later. We even had the cool opportunity to meet with Adrian, the winemaker.
We had a memorable visit and walked away with some very special wines, including our membership delivery. Can't wait for our next visit!

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RonC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine was great and atmosphere was fun. The Chardonnay was one of the best I ever had. the Cab Franc was aw some!!

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Jane
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Danica was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the wines and the winery and wine maker (we always ask about them), attentive without being intrusive, and good humored. The only outside tables were picnic tables and sitting without a back did not work for two in our group so we asked to sit inside. The sound level was off the charts when a large and boisterous group sat next to us. Nonetheless, between Danica and some very good wines, the visit was a success.

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vipAaronL805
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines and ambiance as we would expect from Brick Barn. One of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a great time!

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vipPaulaD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The past two times at Brick Barn our experience unfortunately has just been fair, after coming here prior and loving it. We are wine club members yet we did not get our request to sit outside. We were told as on as one opened up that someone would come get us, and no one did, as we watched other parties of 2 get seated. It was a busy day, and our server was friendly, but the service was really poor, and our server forgot to serve us one of the wines on our tasting menu. We had made our reservation several months prior, and we were celebrating the day after our wedding, so it was disappointing. We also brought our own charcuterie plate since we have not been impressed with the one you can purchase there.

Brick Barn Wine Estate
Responded on May 12, 2021

Hi Paula - thank you for your feedback! We were unexpectedly busy on Sunday & our staff tried their best to manage but it sounds like we missed the mark. We always do our best to accommodate seating requests, especially for members, but unfortunately are not always able to. We are working on adding more staff to our team and additional options upon making reservations. Please ask for me on your next visit as I would love the opportunity to make it up to you. Ellen Mitchell Tasting Room Manager

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vipScotto
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Too busy. Usually much better.

Brick Barn Wine Estate
Responded on May 12, 2021

Hi Scott - Thank you so much for your feedback! We were unexpectedly busy on Sunday and our staff tried their best to manage but it sounds like we missed the mark for you. We sincerely hope you will try us again sometime soon as your last visit was surely an anomaly. Ellen Mitchell Tasting Room Manager

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MaggieP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Beautiful scenery and very peaceful.

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vipFANE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We experienced excellence in terms of food and service.

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RobertY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting. Safe & Covid compliant. Cheese board served 4 of us. Server Joelle was knowledgeable & friendly.

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vipchris
Central Coast
44 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love the wine, service and atmosphere at the Brick Barn.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit.. really enjoyed every aspect of the experience. The music venue
(Alex) made the afternoon even more special and hope to see her there again soon. The
service was excellent. The wine was delicious. Will definitely plan another visit!!!!!

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JensW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine and great service. Very nice winery. I would recommend it to anyone

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great day and such a wonderful treat to hear the duo Take Two! The lead singer was amazing and the duo itself were gracious in thanking the attendees for coming. The sparkling wine was delicious and the service exceeded my expectations! I will definitely be back.

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Brick Barn Wine Estate is rated 4.8 stars by 292 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.