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McClain Cellars - Buellton, Buellton, CA

McClain Cellars - Buellton

4.4
4.4
29 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
Featuring a 5000 sq ft outside patio and adult playground, a beautiful barrel room with thousands of gallons of really good wine, and a luxury wine tasting lounge designed to engage your eyes as well as your senses. This place is just “off the chart” with beauty and creativity. Lounge back under an umbrella and sip on our amazing vintages, listen to jazz or blues, and just experience the very best that wine country has to offer.

Guests can have a private wine tasting, light snacks, artisan popcorn, access to the winemaker and owners, and much more. They also offer homemade artisan popcorn tastings, olive oils & vinegar tastings as well as wine appreciation classes. The wine ambassadors on hand are knowledgeable of the wines and eager to share the story of the McClain family with their guests.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Winery, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 2:00 pm–2:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 426-4441
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jason McClain
  • Catering
    Wine works for all occasions. Joining our wine club is the best way to take advantage of all the perks we have at McClain Cellars. ASK HOW TO JOIN OUR WINE CLUB FOR FREE To get the very best out of what we offer at McClain Cellars it's a good idea to consider our wine club. It's free to join and the cool thing about it is... you get to pick the wines for each allocation. It's really pretty simple. You join the club for free and commit to taking home 3, 6, or 12 bottles every quarter. For doing so you'll get 10%, 20%, or 30% off every bottle. On top of that, we offer you
  • Private party facilities
    Got a private event? Need an awesome place to have it? Our Wine Tasting Lounge is ready to host your next private party. We offer Private Chef Pairings, Wine Tastings, and much more. We also have wine by the glass and bottles of wine that come from our winery in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. You will have a chance to enjoy our wide collection of cheese, charcuterie, and light snacks as well. One of the all-time favorite items on our menu, besides the wine, of course, is our artisan popcorn. It's not your ordinary popcorn by any means. It is very unique. Air-popped, white hulless corn from Amish country with fresh herbs and spices made with our fresh Sant Ynez valley olive oils. Flavors such as black truffle & garlic, Garlic Pepper and Rosemary, and many more to pair with the wine. It's just yummy. We can not wait to see you at McClain Cellars and show you just how great wine is served.
  • Neighborhood
    Buellton
  • Cross street
    Highway 246
  • Parking details
    We have our very own parking lot with plenty of space. If, by chance, things should get a little busy... there is plenty of free street parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

29 Reviews
  1. MarleneH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was nicely decorated. Love the ambiance. Sebastian was our server and he was awesome. He had a great personality, you can tell he enjoyed what he did and was very knowledable about the wines and the McClain familly. Would definitely go back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very expensive wine tasting. Wine was ok but very expensive. Next door I received better service, Tasting and prices on bottles! No food offered. Cute property but lacked personal touch and affordability.

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  3. JenB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere and fun games. No food besides snacks and popcorn

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to visit with kids and dogs :) The service was stellar and the wine was a great selection. Would love to see a few snack options offered, but would come back again regardless. Thanks for hosting our large group, we will see you again.

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  5. AliaG

    Las Vegas

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always... a lovely experience! Great service and atmosphere. Would recommend this to anyone that is looking for creative wines and has palate ready to taste some different blends that are truly special!
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on November 9, 2021
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our wines and that we gave you a five star experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  6. cindiz

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did not eat food so I could not rate that. It would be great if there was a N/A option in the survey. Place has a lot to offer, go wine taste & have fun!!!
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on October 25, 2021
    Thanks so much for leaving us a review on the wine and fun times :) We wish OpenTable would do a N/A option, too. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!

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  7. alpe

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine only. We didn't eat
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on October 18, 2021
    Thank you for giving our wine 5 stars! We appreciate your support!

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  8. AndrewK

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good staff and environment. I did not try any food but I had to provide score in order to submit review. They did have charcuterie and cheese but I did not try any. I would definitely go back.

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  9. mwstaudt

    Naples

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped in at this tasting room since we had two hours open between hotel check in and dinner. We stayed for 2.5 hours and backed dinner up, Great vibes in this well thought out "fun zone". The wines were all wonderful and our host - Valeria - was superb, making us feel welcome from the moment we arrived, She could not have been more accommodating. Just a great spot to check out.

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  10. JohnH

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine, very cool place. Our hostess Valeria was awesome and made the experience better. I can tell how much we enjoyed it because we stayed much longer than we planned and spent three times more money but it was worth every dime!

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  11. BobbyD

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience at McClain Cellars. Wines are outstanding and service excellent. Staff always friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming. Highly recommend for anyone who is either a wine enthusiast or simply looking to enjoy some fellowship, great ambiance and delicious wines.

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  12. DavidS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They seamed to have a fair selection, we just opted to not eat.
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on June 23, 2021
    Thank you so much for your review, David. We are so sorry we were not able to win 5 stars because we’re not a restaurant :( We do hope that your overall experience at our winery was a pleasant one and we hope to have you back in soon so that we can earn 5/5 stars for your experience with us!

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  13. LindaR

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed tasting , cozy, comfortable spot, music was good. I think our server was a little overwhelmed by the # of people and our wine tasting info was a little rushed, but she was very pleasant. Nice outdoor atmosphere for Buellton. Loved the wine names & the backdrop stories.

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  14. SharonM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This would be a fun and funky place for a brewery. The decor and ambiance has much more of a beer culture vibe. However, in an area filled with places that have much more serious wine to taste, this feels a bit off. Fun place to hang. But not very good wine, unfortunately, and nothing about it, including the knowledge of the "ambassadors," indicates otherwise. Go for fun, but dont expect serious wine.
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on May 26, 2021
    Sharon, we're so glad that you like our ambiance and decor. It reflects who we are as a brand, which is not your typical winery. I am sorry that you did not find a wine that you liked. Wine tasting is completely subjective to the palate of the guest & very personal. I can assure you, a lot of seriousness goes into making each & every one one of our wines, & our ambassadors must pass a rigorous test before serving. I would love the chance to serve you again & try to find a wine that you like :)

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  15. RonM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute lately incredible experience. Loved the wines and inneraction.

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  16. DaMH

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive wine that’s only marginal

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  17. Caligirl

    Orange County

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent wines along with great people pouring them is what you'll get when you visit McClain Cellars. Ask for Brooke she's fantastic.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My cousin and I can’t wait to go back it was like sitting in friends backyard enjoying time and conversation over wine

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  19. Horeseahorse

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great activity in the SYV wine country. There are many tasting rooms to choose from and we made the right choice. With McClain’s.

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  20. JackU

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent wines. Our server was knowledgeable. The only reason I did not give 5 stars on the ambience is because we needed to enjoy our experience under the tent because of the wind. The tent had clear side panels and we had a small fireplace, so it was comfortable. I would like to visit some time when it is warmer and the live band is in action.

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  21. ThomasL

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The setting was very pleasant. The food was good, even though it was packaged and very expensive. The wine was very good, especially the reds. The winery required a certain level of purchases in order to watch the entertainment, and the pricing structure and minimum types of purchases were very confusing--even the server didn't understand it fully. A simple minimum dollar amount of purchases would have been simpler and made more sense.
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on March 30, 2021
    Thank you so much for your feedback, Thomas! We have definitely tried to simplify the minimum purchase requirements so that hopefully it's not confusing in the future. We hope that you come to try us again soon!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wines, ambiance, energy, attentiveness, and personality of the staff were outstanding! We had a great time tasting wine and talking with Brooke about all the different varietals and options they offer. She really gave a sense of how and why each wine was created. I would recommend McClain Cellars if you are looking for a great time, great wines and casual yet upbeat environment. They offer a wide variety of red blends that are all excellent. Their single varietals were excellent as well. When passing through Buellton it’s must stop for a relaxing afternoon! Thanks Brooke and McClain’s entire team for making our afternoon!
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on March 30, 2021
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such kind words about Brooke, our staff, and your experience with us! It truly means the world to us to hear that you had such a wonderful experience. We hope to see you back again soon!

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  23. Karen

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We only went here because it got 5 star reviews.....what I should have looked at was the prices of their bottles as well. The server wouldn't allow us to eat our own cheese and nuts, even though we were the only ones there. We had to buy their pricey cheese and crackers. We had to ask for napkins. She was not that friendly. Their wines were just OK, but they were priced at $65 and up! We had already experienced wonderful wine that was reasonably priced at many other wineries before this. This one was an epic fail.
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on March 30, 2021
    Karen, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Our policy since day one has always been to not allow outside food, as we have food for purchase at our location. We really focus our efforts on the experience and the wine and we are sorry to hear we did not live up to your expectations. Finding the right wine is so much about what you like, more so than a price... wine is so subjective.... hard to put a price on what you enjoy. :-) There are lots of wineries to choose from and we appreciate you for giving us a try.

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  24. LorraineW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great outdoor socially distanced space to taste wine and enjoy a relaxing experience. The Wine Ambassador was knowledgeable about the wines and very attentive. A relaxing time with friends and great wine.
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on March 30, 2021
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We truly appreciate you, and your support, and hope to see you again soon!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine tasting and live music always go well together. Adrian Galysh played and sang great tunes from 1 to 4pm. Brooke provided excellent service. Very open outdoor area to relax and enjoy some wine.

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  26. LuvBrunch

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines

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  27. KarenH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Prices for tasting were very high; requirements for minimum orders meant you would have to spend almost $100. to taste there. No outside food allowed - forced to order their very small portion, overpriced offerings. Location in a parking lot not great either. Won't go back.
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on February 16, 2021
    Thanks for coming out for a visit. Sorry, we did not have what you are looking for. We have no minimums unless your goal is to come out and just listen to our live music on the weekend. As a winery, we want our guests to enjoy the music with our wine. Other than when we have live music we are pretty flexible. :) Sorry you did not a great experience.

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  28. JayD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner and his crew are friendly, informative and professional. Their wine is some of the best California has to offer. I have never been disappointed when I visit McClain Cellars. A good time will be had by all.
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on February 12, 2021
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We appreciate your kind words about our staff and our wine and look forward to seeing you in the lounge again soon!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to check them out before the lockdown. Amazing service, wonderful ambiance, and delicious wines. I left with four bottles!
    McClain Cellars - BuelltonResponded on January 15, 2021
    Thank you so much for your kind words and your review! We're so happy that you had a great time and enjoyed the wines. We hope to see you again soon once the lockdown is lifted!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from McClain Cellars - Buellton using the Order Online button. McClain Cellars - Buellton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 426-4441.

McClain Cellars - Buellton is rated 4.4 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for McClain Cellars - Buellton

140 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427-9507

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Highway 246
  • Neighborhood
    Buellton
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 2:00 pm–2:15 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Winery, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have our very own parking lot with plenty of space. If, by chance, things should get a little busy... there is plenty of free street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jason McClain
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 426-4441
  • Catering
    Wine works for all occasions. Joining our wine club is the best way to take advantage of all the perks we have at McClain Cellars. ASK HOW TO JOIN OUR WINE CLUB FOR FREE To get the very best out of what we offer at McClain Cellars it's a good idea to consider our wine club. It's free to join and the cool thing about it is... you get to pick the wines for each allocation. It's really pretty simple. You join the club for free and commit to taking home 3, 6, or 12 bottles every quarter. For doing so you'll get 10%, 20%, or 30% off every bottle. On top of that, we offer you
  • Private party facilities
    Got a private event? Need an awesome place to have it? Our Wine Tasting Lounge is ready to host your next private party. We offer Private Chef Pairings, Wine Tastings, and much more. We also have wine by the glass and bottles of wine that come from our winery in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. You will have a chance to enjoy our wide collection of cheese, charcuterie, and light snacks as well. One of the all-time favorite items on our menu, besides the wine, of course, is our artisan popcorn. It's not your ordinary popcorn by any means. It is very unique. Air-popped, white hulless corn from Amish country with fresh herbs and spices made with our fresh Sant Ynez valley olive oils. Flavors such as black truffle & garlic, Garlic Pepper and Rosemary, and many more to pair with the wine. It's just yummy. We can not wait to see you at McClain Cellars and show you just how great wine is served.
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