The Brander Vineyard
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Our server was excellent, friendly and informative. Great experience!
Not the place to visit in Los Olivos. It’s basically an outdoor wine bar with overgrown weeds, and not great wine. They offer ZERO tastings during the weekend. The service is slow and unreliable. They offer no information about their wine and clearly don’t care about the customer.
This is a great fun place to enjoy sipping on wine and listening to music. Especially when its windy, the courtyard is nice and secluded. Will be going back for sure!
Wines are fairly priced. Nothing really wowed me but there is a lovely courtyard and garden area for tasting
Great service Great ambience delicious food and good wine
Great wines and atmosphere .
Buy 3 bottles and get tasting free
Tom is the best.
The Open Table software distorts this review. We went for wine tasting. We did not eat, so have no opinion on food.
We were virtually alone on a warm Monday afternoon. The lack of other guests felt uncomfortable. We were well served by waitstaff Elana (except when she forgot a bottled water for my spouse).
While sitting on the deck we were disappointed there were no flowers/decorations on the tables, no cushions on the metal garden chairs, no glasses of water provided, no water running in the decorative fountain. Seems like a missed opportunity to make the tasting more attractive. A basket of bread or breadsticks would have been a home run.
The tasting flight was perfectly fine and the waitstaff presented each wine with knowledge of its flavor notes and characteristics. We really came to purchase wines we knew already, but the tasting was a nice opportunity to try something new.
good environment, nice people, service was a bit slow but we were not in a hurry. taco cart was tasty and wine was crisp.
Awful. No personality or vibe. Did not have a server forever and got up and left. Went to Vincent and for only $20 a tasting it was soooooo worth leaving. Don’t bither
We are going back with family or friends. Need we say more? In addition to a beautiful setting, their specialty (white wines) was great. We did walk away with Xmas present wines for our kids (grown adults) to enjoy.
It was my second experience at Brander, and I was a LITTLE disappointed.
It was still a good wine, tho.
Beautiful surroundings, great music, good food, what more could you want?
Beautiful outdoor patio, Attentive staff, Awesome wine!!
Peaceful, comfortable patio with pretty views for wine tasting. Fountains were an added bonus. Delicious well priced wine selection. Whites were the king here. Nice unhurried atmosphere.
Wine was wonderful, service was excellent! Was a great experience and will definitely be back in the future
Fred's birthday weekend was amazing! We had a great time!
Visiting Brander Vineyards is going on a trip to Europe for the day. Always delightful, everyone so helpful and kind.
Great vineyard, good wine especially the Fred. Would be nice if they offered some sort of flight or samples, but otherwise it’s an excellent place to spend an afternoon.
We didn't have food there, but the wines were marvelous.......
Brander Winery has a beautifully shaded courtyard that allows for an intimate setting, yet also socially distanced to be safe. I attended the Chris Stills concert and enjoyed wine and tacos. It was a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon and would recommend this place to anyone for a unique and friendly experience!
Branders was outstanding - the wine is fantastic, loved the Los Olivos Sauvignon Blanc. The live music was wonderful and not too loud. The patio is beautiful and charming with lots of shade and the tacos were great! I plan on coming back soon!
Lovely outdoor venue. The wine selection is good, and you can buy wine bottles to go.
Thank you for joining us!
We always enjoy visiting Brander -- the wine is great, the grounds are beautiful and all of the people working are friendly and know the area and all about Brander wines and the history of the winery. A great place to relax and enjoy your afternoon!
Thank you Caren! We enjoy having you as our guest!
What a lovely place, Brander Winery!!! The wine , food and music was delicious!
Thank you! We are so glad that you had a positive experience. We welcome you back anytime!
We had a reservation for tasting. When we got there on time, we were told they were not doing anymore tasting. Wine tasting selections poor. Were not given tasting fee costs up front. Wine just OK. Much better at other wineries. I won’t be back.
Dear Anita, We regret there was a miscommunication. We would be happy to have you as our guest for a complimentary tasting any week day. Please call or email us.
Weather was very hot, but obviously not their fault.
Great place for wine tasting and taco cart was delicious.
Why thank you David! We'll work on the weather!!
Awesome, Fred is an amazing host. Tom pored the wines, and Laurie handles the crowd!
Thank you so much for the rave review! Come again!
Brander is a very nice vineyard and they have a nice set up for COVID on their patio. Well worth a visit.
Thank you Thomas! Come back again soon!
Great way to spend a Saturday. Great music, tacos and wine. Outside service only and you have to order food along with the wine. Tables spread apart. Felt safe and comfortable. Reservations required.
Thank you. Glad you had fun!
Very nice place to hang out for a few hours. The vineyard has gone out of its way to make a nice setting for their wine tasting.
During COVID19 pandemic they have done a great job of social distancing and making things as safe as possible.
The wine was good, but a bit acidic for me and so I ended up not buying more, but perhaps others will find their flavor more to their liking.
Thanks for stopping by!
Beautiful Peaceful outdoor courtyard with well-spaced tables, attentive staff and great Brander wine and food offering. Terrific way to get out during the pandemic.
Brander was a fun venue to go to. We ordered wine by the glass/bottle; but the tacos were DELICIOUS! Would def go back on a Sat with the band and wine tasting.
Thanks! We love the tacos too!
What a wonderful experience! Loved the wine, ambiance and friendly, attentive staff! We will definitely go back!
Thank you. Please come back soon!
The site and the quality of the wine are both terrific. There are several different spots to sit and relax in incredible beautiful grounds. The wine was fantastic and the prices are great. The server, Carlos, added to the outstanding experience with his knowledge of the wine, his great personality, and caring attitude. My husband and I are looking forward to going back there many, many times.
Wow, we so appreciate your positive response!
The Brander Vineyard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 688-2455.
The Brander Vineyard is rated 4.5 stars by 35 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.