Tasting room hours: 11am-5pm March 1st to October 31st, 11am-4pm November 1st to Feburary 29th
Why go: Great Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon at moderate prices.
The Brander Vineyard produces premium Sauvignon Blanc, which they offer in three versions priced $16 to $32. They also offer Cabernet Sauvignon and a red Bordeaux blend with Cab, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Most of their red wines sell out quickly.
The Brander Vineyard has plenty of parking, the tasting room is spacious and service is excellent. Stop by Brander when you’re in Santa Barbara County, it’s worth going a little out of the way.