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The Santa Barbara Vintners has newly updated county American Viticultural Area (AVA) maps for sale, both online and from its office on Avenue …

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For 30 years, the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association has sponsored the Vintners Festival in April.

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Santa Barbara County will herald spring with several events celebrating local food and wines — perfect chances for aficionados to meet winemak…

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This preliminary 2013 Grape Crush revealed that California’s wine grape industry produced 4.23 million tons of fruit —more than the previous r…

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Judges for the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition swirled, sniffed and tasted their way through 5,825 entries from more than 1,500 …

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It’s January, and while grapevines are dormant, there’s a hub of activity behind the scenes in Santa Barbara County’s wine country.

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If you’re anything like me, you've already got your eye on some sparkling wine to bid adieu to 2013 and celebrate the coming new year. Perhaps…

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Thanksgiving is Thursday, so you’ve got extra time to snap up a Santa Barbara County wine — or three or five — to pair with good food, friends…

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San Luis Obispo County’s wine and viticulture will take center stage next month during the “Rockin’ Harvest Grand Tasting & Auction” featu…

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Six of the three dozen-plus tasting rooms in Los Olivos have either left town or relocated into different storefronts in the tiny wine-tasting…

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As you read this column with your morning coffee, somewhere in this county, a harvest crew has already been at work since 4 a.m. today, pickin…

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It begins under the open sky, overnight or at first light, with crews snipping ripe grape clusters from grapevines. While the work is laboriou…

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The organizers of the Central Coast’s annual World of Pinot Noir event donated $4,000 to the Michael Bonaccorsi Foundation’s scholarship progr…

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Winemakers from throughout California joined the owners of Bien Nacido Vineyards Aug. 10 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the distinguishe…

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The fourth annual Wine and Fire weekend, the celebration of Sta. Rita Hills’ wines and fire-grilled foods, will be held at various locations F…

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Participating members of the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association voted in several new members during the organization’s general members…

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Jerry Shoemaker, a classmate of mine while we both studied viticulture and winemaking at Hancock College, shared with friends his big win at t…

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Santa Maria Valley’s annual Chardonnay Symposium, recognized by several publications as one of the best wine events in the state, returns to t…

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It’s Sunday of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and come 3 p.m., 20 friends will descend on your home for a backyard barbecue.