Buttonwood Farm Winery

805-688-3032 1500 Alamo Pintado Road
Solvang, CA 93463
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Buttonwood farm winery is a small gem set amidst the splendor of Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Our 39-acre vineyard stretches across a sun-drenched mesa on the eastern portion of our 106-acre property. We started planting in 1983 and now have 33,000 vines, small in the world of wine, but huge to us. Buttonwood's varietal mix of sauvignon blanc, semillon, marsanne, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and syrah reflects the preferences of owners Betty Williams and her son-in-law, Bret Davenport, for Bordeaux and Rhone style wines. As we expected, they grow perfectly in our warm, eastern Santa Ynez Valley location. Our winery was completed in time for the crush of 1989. We now produce 8,000 cases of wine a year and quite frankly, have a great time doing it. How could we not given our spectacular surroundings and the congenial winemaking atmosphere of Santa Barbara County? The satisfaction of what we do spills over to our tasting room where laughter and lively conversation abound Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Long before grapevines were planted on the hilltop at Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, it was home to horses, goats, and chickens; trees bearing fruit, nuts, and olives; and gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, and flowers. And long before the words “sustainable” and “organic” were part of the common vernacular, they were ardently practiced ... Read More

    From the article An Interview with Winemaker Karen Steinwachs from Buttonwood Winery


  • Buttonwood Farm Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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    A dark maroon color. Big bold cabernet flavor so it's great for steak or lamb, preferably grilled. Blackberry, cinnamon, tobacco and clove/star anise. Read More

    Wine review by zmapman


  • Buttonwood Farm Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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    Love at first sniff. I'm on the farm, in the dirt, sunny day with black olive rain. A great example of what a few years can do to soften tannins. But make no mistake -- these tannins are not limp nor weak: They SING across the palate. Fresh tobacco, sweet spice, and plum dance on the tongue. All the best of Santa Ynez. Read More

    Wine review by Claudia Angelillo


  • Ok. Dont get me wrong here. I dont allow my kids to drink. They are just 4 & 5. Im hoping for some winery suggestions on a planned famliy  tour of Northern California. We have a couple of days in Paso Robles, 4 days in Mendocino near Clear Lake, and 4 days in Sausalito.It has been difficult finding advice as Im looking for kid friendly wineries.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting with kids - Northern...


  • As expected, I tried quite a few Santa Barbara wines this weekend and came out with some good finds. Here's the run down of the first day, i'll have to continue on with day two later on.Jaffurs - This was our first stop on the way up, it wasn't a great time to visit as their better/best 2008 wines were sold out, but everything they put out is ve... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Santa Barbara Wines


  • Buttonwood Farms Santa Ynez Valley Merlot 2000

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    Very pleased with this one. Once opened up this wine grabbed a hold of me, and didn't want to let go. Near perfect tannins. Read More

    Wine review by you1952008


  • Buttonwood Sauvignon Blanc 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by glharv


  • Buttonwood Merlot Reserve 2000

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    An enjoyable Merlot. As others have mentioned, it's more in the French style. Definitely earthy but I'd say that's a good thing. For the price, a very nice wine. One of the bottles I got is for a friend who's a lover of Merlot. I think she'll be pleased as well. Read More

    Wine review by montebr


  • Buttonwood Merlot Reserve 2000

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    Definitely with some clay-ey, earthy bottlestink upon opening but once that blows off the wine reveals lots of tobacco and leather accented aromas with a hint of bouillon over soft, plummy fruit. With air this develops a rather distinctive camphor note. Very broad in the mouth and a bit thin this is still well structured with a nice core of ripe... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Buttonwood Farm Winery Sibling Revelry NV

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    Do not get this wine. There is better out there, waste of $$. Buttonwood has better than this. It was all the leftover put together. Read More

    Wine review by WineCharmer


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