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FROM THE VINE Wine Spectator magazine was originally based in San Francisco, and in 1989 I was invited to become the assistant wine tasting coordinator. A few years later, the publisher moved the headquarters to New York City. That’s when I became the tasting coordinator for the San Francisco office.
While California has become the No. 1 agricultural state in the country, producing over $50 billion in farm products, Santa Barbara County ranks 12th in the state for agricultural production among 48 counties.
Seventy different wine grape varieties are grown in in Santa Barbara County's seven AVAs, encompassing 14,927 acres of vineyards. The average yield per acre is 3.36 tons, with an average price of...
Winemaker Adrian Bolshoi of Brick Barn Wine Estate in Buellton.
Regional winemaker Jim Clendenen — the pioneer and visionary behind Au Bon Climat winery — died in his sleep May 15, leaving an indelible mark…
Each year the festival invites locals to town to enjoy family-friendly events, a chili and salsa cook-off and the sampling of dozens of wineries and craft breweries hailing from throughout the Central Coast.
Located within the larger Central Coast AVA, Alisos Canyon AVA spans 5,774 acres and is home to nine producing commercial vineyards on a combined 238 acres.
After failing to get approval from the Board of Supervisors to move forward with a regional 1.5% wine assessment on all tasting room sales, the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association will return to its previously proposed 1% assessment on all California direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales that was considered in March.
"Steve inspired people. He was the social butterfly who encouraged others."