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Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

6020 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9656
+1 805-937-8340
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Place to go for Pinot

For lovers of Pinot Noir this is a must visit. It is located on Foxen Canyon Road and is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
San Diego, California

A surprising stop in a day of wine touring! If you are expecting a big beautiful sterile cookie... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when its first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. For years since then, some of the most renowned wineries in Santa Barbara County have purchased our fruit for their own wines. Over time Riverbench has become a prominent name for high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Maria Valley.In 2004, a group of local families purchased the property. Wine drinkers themselves, the owners quickly became enamored with the wine industry and decided to start producing their own wine label using small quantities of their exceptional fruit. Riverbench Winery was born.The first vintage included both Estate and Reserve versions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since then, our portfolio has increased to include new interpretations of these noble varietals. All Riverbench wines are made in limited quantities, and many are available exclusively through our tasting room.We are a Santa Barbara Green Business!
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  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
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6020 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9656
+1 805-937-8340
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

For lovers of Pinot Noir this is a must visit. It is located on Foxen Canyon Road and is a lovely part of California not far from Solvang or Los Olivos. Unfortunately not sure if there have any food for purchase (often times wine rooms...More

Thank nellie0212
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A surprising stop in a day of wine touring! If you are expecting a big beautiful sterile cookie cutter room then this is NOT It. This is a quaint old ranch house converted into tasting room and store! The staff got 5 stars for being...More

Thank LVFire
Riverbench7, General Manager at Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you SO much for this amazing review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again very soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a really nice winery with a beautiful outdoor area. The wines were our favorite in the entire area. We sat outside, after buying our wine and snacks, and watched the cows walk around while we had our little picnic. The staff were all...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Heard via rumor that this facility was unique with great wines. Homey, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Met 2 couples that go there every Wed. to socialize. Atmosphere is very friendly and fairly close to Santa Maria. My wife joined membership that dat.

Thank richarddN5356BE
Riverbench7, General Manager at Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

We are so glad you visited and enjoyed your time here! Our "Wine Wednesday" crowd is a devoted one, and we're lucky to have them. We look forward to seeing you guys again very soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great wine very friendly and warm atmosphere Goes with the remodeled farm house I'm a member and always take visitors to this winery

Thank patriciacM5579XN
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a nice winery with a nice tasting room and really engaging tasting staff. The wines were good, especially the bubblies (we understand their specialty), and some of the pinot. This was our first stop of the day so we didn't stay as long...More

Thank Dan V
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Well that was the plan, we got messed up and tried the reds, I will return and try their bubbly selections. A beautiful property but we visited during rain. You should put this on your list.

Thank DPKH
Reviewed 20 August 2016

As a teacher in Santa Maria from 1960 to 1969, I knew there was much farming in the valley. But there were no wineries. Years later when returning to the area, it’s a new scene. One of my old pals, Steve Will, was part owner...More

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This place is a jewel. The tasting room is part of a nicely made up old house surrounded by a lovely garden/picnic area. The ladies that were working in the tasting room the day my friends and I met up for a reunion were extremely...More

Thank jaclynad
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We really enjoyed the wines at Riverbench. They have a fridge with cheese and salami as well as crackers to buy. Sitting outside and enjoying our wine tasting with a wine and cheese plate was one of the highlights. So relaxing and peaceful.

Thank MElkinsCO
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