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CORE Wine Company Tasting Room

105 W Clark Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93455-4624
+1 805-937-1600
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Located in Orcutt, not Santa Maria

An old bank building houses Core's tasting room in Orcutt. The wines are blends made in the Rhone... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Henderson, Nevada
Really? Why?

Well, I am very surprised by the ranking of this tasting room. We didn't like one wine we tasted... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Claire B
Santa Maria, California, United States
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“rhone” (3 reviews)
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105 W Clark Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93455-4624
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

An old bank building houses Core's tasting room in Orcutt. The wines are blends made in the Rhone style and all of the ones we sampled were very good to excellent! It is a husband/wife affair and their wines are made from sourced grapes, with...More

Thank tennisman35
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Well, I am very surprised by the ranking of this tasting room. We didn't like one wine we tasted and the ones we bought ended in the sink, I would not even cook with it. You'd think it is stupid to buy wine we don't...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a relaxed, local family run tasting room. Their Candy Core. This place is a must stop if you are anyway near Santa Maria.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 30 July 2016

My wife and I make a trip to Santa Maria once or twice a year, and we always go by Core, because Dave makes some very good wine! He works with several varietals beyond the typical cab, pinot, chardonnay that one can find many places....More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I love this winery. It is hidden in the town of Orcutt, and off the beaten wine path, so to speak. I first came across this winery about 10 years ago, when I had their late harvest Grenache called Candy Core, and have been a...More

1  Thank CentralCoastWine
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Enjoyed talking to Becky and learning some history of the area. The wine tasting was pretty average. Limited white's with mostly reds. Good enough to try another tasting when they have the food available.

Thank billkathy88
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to this area. We started with this winery & we were so glad we did! The ladies that greeted us were delightful & had excellent wine as well! Being new to the area we asked a lot of questions &...More

Thank Jay147
Reviewed 11 November 2014

The tasting room for Core is in a 100 yr old former bank building in Old Orcutt. The wines were quite good, standouts being Hard Core, (a Rhone style red blend) and their Rose.

Thank Fitf00die
Reviewed 8 September 2014

My wife and I visited the tasting room when vacationing in Santa Barbara in July. We met Dave, one of the owners, and had a great visit. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained their extended barrel aging process and why their Rhone and...More

Thank Zutter1
Reviewed 20 November 2013

A great place to taste with family or friends before dinner next door. Gotta love the owner and all the wine, especially the Core Hard Core. Some great specials too.

Thank crazyben5150
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