Sunstone Winery

Wine Tasting & Wineries

125 Refugio Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460

(805) 688-9463


When the Rice Family moved in 1989 from Santa Barbara to a peaceful 52-acre Santa Ynez ranch to grow wine grapes, little did they know that they would be stewards to one of the first organic vineyard estates in Santa Barbara County. Fred and Linda, along with their son Bion, and daughters Ashley and Brittany, originally chose the terraced site overlooking the Santa Ynez River for its ideal south-sloping exposure, its sandy, rocky soil, and a micro-climate that features early morning fog, warm, breezy afternoons, and cool evenings. It proved to be a fortuitous choice, as they soon discovered that it was a perfect spot for the growing of top-notch organic grapes and enjoying a wine country lifestyle.