Santa Barbara Wine Country

By Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours | 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.

An Immigrant’s Journey From Industrious Farmworker to Respected Winemaker

Tranquility.<p>That’s the word that comes to mind as I stand before the lush, green foliage at Mt. Carmel Vineyard, 50 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, …

In celebration of Harvest 2016

Among the myriad reasons I have always enjoyed the Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest, the educational seminars are my favorite events. …

Keys to the Coast: Barbieri, Kempe Wine Company raises the bar

Nestled between Santa Maria and Santa Barbara sits one of the nicest inland areas on the Central Coast. Los Olivos is really extraordinary, …

Visit Santa Barbara - What’s New in Santa Barbara: Fall 2016

<i>With a recent flurry of restaurant, eatery and taproom openings in the Santa Barbara region, there’s plenty to feast on. Read on for more about the</i> …

Ron Melville Named Honorary Lead Vintner of 35th Taste of the Town Santa Barbara

The Arthritis Foundation Central Coast has named wine pioneer Ron Melville of Melville Winery as honorary lead vintner for its 35th Annual Taste of …

Miller Family’s Agricultural Roots Run Deep in Santa Barbara County, and the Central Coast

While Stephen T.B. Miller and his family are best known in Santa Barbara County as owners of the famed Bien Nacido Vineyards, the Miller family’s …

Wine country in Guadalupe? Growing the grape is a burgeoning business in Mexico valley

Mexico

Zaca Mesa Celebrates 30th Anniversay With Limited-Edition Signature Syrah - Press Release

<b>An original winery in the Santa Ynez Valley releases Syrah-blend red wine with very limited production.</b><p>LOS OLIVOS, CA - September 2, 2016 - …

The big screen: Top ten wine movies

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for some light entertainment.<p>If you’re stuck for a choice of movie this weekend, why not look up one of the …

Old Vines and New Wines at Koehler Winery

Winemaker Colin Murphy aims to lift the historic estate.

Santa Barbara

Pinot Noir crop looks promising for Santa Rita Hills grower

Greg NorthcuttAfter bringing in some mid-August picked Pinot Noir for his new sparkling wine program and some Chardonnay grapes, harvested in late …

Food

Margerum Wine Company’s Sybarite Sauvignon Blanc served at White House State Dinner in Washington D.C.

Santa Barbara, CA — Margerum Wine Company is proud to announce that their 2014 Sybarite Sauvignon Blanc was served at the White House State Dinner on …

Food

Jaffurs Wine Cellars sold to winemaker Daniel Green

Jaffurs Wine Cellars, a Santa Barbara County standout for Rhone varietal wines, has been sold to winemaker Daniel Green, according to a statement …

Food

Santa Barbara County’s Jaffurs Winery Purchased by Daniel Green | News | News & Features

Craig and Lee Jaffurs have agreed to sell Jaffurs Wine Cellars in California's Santa Barbara County to their neighbor Daniel Green, the winemaker and …

California

Rhone Rangers ride into Los Angeles

Rhone Rock Stars, legendary winemaker Randall Graham of Bonny Doon Vineyard, Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyards and Winery and Bob Lindquist of …

California Wine

Santa Barbara Wine Collective Announces Launch of Wine Club

SBWC Features Quarterly Shipment from Babcock, Ca’ del Grevino, Fess Parker, Notary Public and The Paring including Added Perks for Members<p>WHO:<p>The …

California

It’s time for patio pounders: Here are 16 tasty wines for summer sipping

It’s been hot, hot, hot, people. Humid, too. And the nights offer no respite. In other words, it’s the season of patio pounders.<p>What constitutes a …

Vineyard Deals: Williams Selyem Buys Sonoma History, While Sea Smoke Buys a Santa Barbara Neighbor | News | News & Features

Two leading California wineries announced vineyard purchases yesterday. In Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, Williams Selyem has bought the 33-acre …

Oceans

Balancing rules for everyone

You can call it War of the Grapes, with winery operators and Santa Ynez Valley residents lining up in opposite corners of the ring.<p>Caught in the …

Wine

Take Time to Seek Out Older Wine

As your wine experience grows, gravitate towards the emerging flavors of yesteryear.<p>In the inverted pyramid of wine enthusiasm, the first question is …

Santa Barbara: coastline town that springs some surprises

Elitist playground or boring retirement community for the wealthy? It’s neither – Santa Barbara defies expectations<p>Sat, Aug 13, 2016, …

Learning about wine at J. Wilkes

For as long as I’ve known winemaker Wes Hagen, who earned acclaim while making the fine chardonnays and pinot noirs at Clos Pepe for 21 years in the …

California Wine

California vineyards for sale

August has already witnessed a slew of significant vineyard purchases in California wine country.<p>California winery sales<p>Yesterday, Williams Selyem …

Sonoma County

Stolpman Vineyards: Syrah and Roussanne from limestone soils in California

Pete StolpmanWebsite: Stolpman VineyardsBack in the 1970s, Tom Stolpman, who was then in his late teens, was running a valet car parking service in …

California

Wine Wednesday: Mer Soleil 2013 Reserve Chardonnay, Santa Barbara

click to enlarge<p>Mer Soleil - a part of the Wagner Family of Wines portfolio - is well-known for making robust California Chardonnay. Mer Soleil owner …

Berger: Santa Barbara wine history through pioneer Bill Mosby

| July 20, 2016<p>BUELLTON<p>One of California’s most important wine-growing regions is large Santa Barbara County, an hour north of Los Angeles County, …

South on 101: Cool Santa Barbara

Several cool events are happening in Santa Barbara this weekend, and one is downright cold -- snow in July?<p>Snow in Goleta!<p>Ice in Paradise, the …

California

Tara Jones: With Growing Popularity of Local Rosé Wines, Santa Barbara County Is in the Pink

Gone are the days of the taboo rosé. This pink wine is on the rise to mainstream in Santa Barbara County.<p>Rosé got the bad rap for years as being a …

Ramiro Guillen, Dani Moreno Uncork Victories at Vintners 5-Miler

Ramiro Guillen and Dani Moreno of Santa Barbara won the second Vintners 5 Miler on Saturday near Lompoc.<p>The event, presented by the Santa Barbara …