Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours

378 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Following | 324 Followers | @SBclassicwine | With breathtaking coastal mountains to the east and sublime beaches to the west, Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our wine country is no exception. The ebb and flow of ocean breezes makes the Santa Barbara Wine Country region a jewel in the crown of California viticulture.

Tasting Tensley Wines

My first impression was that Joey Tensley is one laid back dude.<p>Only after discussing his various projects did I understand he’s one busy guy: He has …

Rusack’s Island Wines

A few miles from the town of Solvang, in north Santa Barbara County’s Ballard Canyon area, lies the estate vines of Rusack Vineyards, a small …

Wine & Spirits

Donna Polizzi: Foxen Canyon Wine Trail Ready to Spread Christmas Cheer

Here & There<p>Festive and fun, 3rd annual Christmas on the Trail passport program scheduled for Dec. 9-10<p>The intersection of Dominion and Foxen Canyon …

Los Olivos: Day in the Country

<b>IS THERE MORE STROLLING,</b> or more stopping, when you've reached a small and lovely village, the sort of walkable town that seems to have a plethora of …

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Enjoy a road trip along California’s magnificent Central Coast

The journey from San Francisco down Highway 1 and the 101 to Los Angeles is more than a mere drive. The Central Coast’s variety and beauty makes this road trip just as worthwhile as the cities at either end<p>Monterey Bay hides a secret. This wide body of water, with swimmers splashing in its …

Why wine lovers should take a tour of California’s Central Coast

It may have inspired a movie homage to pinot, but actually more than 100 grape varieties flourish in this region, making the Central Coast a place of wonder for wine lovers<p>Leaving LA on Route 101 transports you from the glitz of Hollywood to a different world, where the pace is slower, life is …

Get a taste of Santa Maria Valley’s wine scene with these must-try tours

Not sure where to start a wine tour in the Santa Maria Valley? Here are two we suggest:<p>East Side in the Vines<p>Trek out to Tepusquet Canyon to visit …

Wine & Spirits

Central California wine tour raises money for fire relief

As wildfires continue to roar in California’s famed wine country, you can now toast to a good cause.<p>Travel-planning service Journy has partnered with …

All-American Pinot Noir

When it comes to reflecting <i>terroir</i>, no wine does it better than Pinot Noir. That’s what senior editor James Laube and Siduri winemaker Adam Lee set …

John D. Finley: Spinach manicotti goes well with Toccata’s 2013 Santa Barbara County Sangiovese

This Italian classic is going to take some time if you decide to make your own marinara sauce and ricotta cheese. That’s right, your own ricotta! If …

Italian Food

Santa Barbara Inn

Santa Barbara, California, United States<p>California dreaming on the American Riviera! Santa Barbara Inn embodies the perfect fusion of California-casual elegance and tropical paradise. With spectacular views of the Pacific, beautifully appointed rooms and amenities, first-class service and dining, …

Seth Kunin was an energizing force among California winemakers

Over the weekend the California wine community learned that Seth Kunin, 50, a winemaker, restaurateur, sommelier wrangler, father and husband, died of a heart attack at his home in Santa Barbara.<p>As news of his untimely death spread among his friends, dozens of pictures of Kunin began surfacing on …

Laurie Jervis: Community Honors Beloved Santa Barbara Winemaker Seth Kunin, Who Died Sunday

From Santa Barbara County across the nation to New York, friends and colleagues of local winemaker Seth Kunin were devastated Sunday by the news that …

In Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, Creative Destruction Paves Millennial Hotspot

<i>[Noozhawk’s note: Part of a series called Reimagine: Santa Barbara, a Noozhawk special report produced in partnership with Shared Mission Santa</i> …

Exploring California’s Santa Ynez Valley, The Nation’s Next Big Wine Region

Ahh, wine tasting. One of the little joys of adult life. To be clear, pouring yourself a goblet of whatever red was on sale at the supermarket followed by whatever white your friend left at your last party does not count. I’m talking about <i>actually</i> tasting wine, as in caring about how it tastes, and …

Giuliana and Bill Rancic and Luxury Wine Importer, Terlato Wines to Launch Giuliana Prosecco

LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 14, Terlato Wines International will launch Giuliana Prosecco, an Italian Prosecco inspired by entertainment personality and restaurateur, Giuliana Rancic. Together Bill and Giuliana Rancic join forces with the Terlato Wine Group in this …

Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival Adds Macy Gray To Lineup

The Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival will now feature Macy Gray as headliner, replacing Charles Bradley, who recently cancelled all upcoming …

Santa Barbara

A Weekend in the "American Riviera"

Santa Barbara is the beach town that all other beach towns should be. In just a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles, you're in the "American …

Book a trip to California's Central Coast

<b>Here are the cities and towns to string into your next California road trip</b><p>It's been nearly 15 years since Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church …

Pairings: Chicken salad with pine nuts and Au Bon Climat’s 2015 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

The weather is still warm, and I’m still reaching for chardonnay. It’s always a nice refreshment in the late afternoon, or as a compliment to a light …

Santa Barbara

Blaze-y Days of Summer Return with Fires Threatening Mount Eden, Bien Nacido

The past two weeks have made California firefighters—and vintners—sweat. With at least 15 fires still burning or recently contained, temperatures …

Central Coast wine country: Underrated, top wine destination, too good to pass up

"With Santa Cruz on the north end and Paso Robles on the south, California's Central Coast is one of the longest wine tour destinations in the U.S., …

Forget Napa, Book a Trip to California’s Central Coast Right Now - Comstock's magazine

It’s been nearly 15 years since Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church gallivanted through the Santa Yvez Valley in “Sideways” — a film that helped …

Spanish Garden Inn

Santa Barbara, California, United States<p>Spanish Garden Inn, discreetly tucked away in historic Presidio District, is the ultimate intimate getaway to experience and savour the heart of Santa Barbara. This 24-room gem is boutique in size but big on ambiance, well-appointed amenities and exceptional …

Everything Under the Sun in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is where wine country meets the big city. Go inland to explore the Central Coast's wine scene or check out downtown's cultural …

Where to celebrate California wines in July, September

If you’re a Napa Valley fan and never quite make it to the northern end of the valley, mark this date, Thursday, July 20.<p>The Calistoga Winegrowers …

LAX-WINE: 3 Regions Within Reach of LA's Airport

LAX-WINE: 3 Regions Within Reach of LA’s Airport<p>1 minute Read<p>Ranked fourth on the list of the world’s busiest airports, LAX sees millions of …

Wine under the stars: The second annual International Wine Film Festival showcased the best at Presqu'ile

07/12/2017: Santa Maria is going Hollywood. Don't worry; I don't mean that our traffic is going to get worse (is that possible?) or we're suddenly …

Wine

To discover great wines, look in the “garage”

Garages aren’t just for up-and-coming bands anymore.<p>“The Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure” celebrates its fourth anniversary as the first and only …