Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County, officially the County of Santa Barbara, is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, on the Pacific coast. As of 2010 the county had a population of 423,895. The county seat is Santa Barbara and the largest city is Santa Maria. The county is part of the Tech Coast.
Posts about Santa Barbara County
  • Bio & The Heavy D: Qupe’s Biodynamic Grenache

    … and products we farm. Problem used to be that so many of these wines just weren’t very good. Not any more – the current spate of certified organic and biodynamic wines made in the U.S. is impressive - like the Qupe Grenache. Qupe has long been at the forefront of winemaking in Santa Barbara County and typical of Grenache this offers soft black cherry…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz- 2 readers -
  • Early Harvest For 2014

    By Steve Jacobson – As we head into the winter months, it’s hard to believe harvest has come and gone… And for 2014, it was an early harvest. What exactly does that mean? Traditionally, harvest for vineyards often come in September. The summer is behind, the fruit is hanging low, ready to be taken from the vines. But this summer was extraordinarily dry in California.

    Wine Ponder - 2 readers -
  • Key to Wine Country Returns to Santa Barbara

    … Bodegas, Pinot Noir and Chocolate Pairing at Cambria Estate Vineyards & Winery, Sit-down Blending Seminar at Fiddlehead Cellars, Vineyard Walk with Chad Melville, Food and Wine Pairing Experience with Winemaker Dieter Dronje and Local Chef at Presqu’ile, Sparkling Wine Seminar at Riverbench, Cooking Class and Wine Pairing with Pascale Beale…

    Goddess of Winein Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Travel Tuesday: Paso Robles Uncorked

    “Traveling; first it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” ~ Ibn Battuta Many folks are starting to think about a late fall vacations and or weekend getaway plans, and who can blame you, especially if you plan to be in California next weekend? So if your travel plans happen to involve visiting wine country, may heartily suggest to a trip to one of my favorite wine destinat.

    Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog - 2 readers -
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Showcases Killer Wines

    As long-time winemaker at the Underwood Estates at Napa, I was shocked to discover a murder had been committed in the wine cellar. At least Papa Vito, who I was playing during a murder mystery dinner last weekend, was shocked. Green Dragon and I attended a charity event last winter for the area Red Cross. During an auction we bid on and won a murder mystery dinner for eight.

    Toledo Wines and Vines- 2 readers -
  • Celebration Continues on Sunday

    … as head winemaker beginning the Santa Barbara County era of his distinguished career. The Vineyard Manager is Ruben Solorzano. We tasted many of his superb wines. Ballard Canyon is best expressed in the Syrah and Roussanne grapes. My favorite was the 2012 La Croce, a blend of Syrah and Sangiovese which had been co-fermented. We were fortunate…

    Food and Wine Safariin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Wine of the Day October 15, 2014

    2012 Piedrasassi, Syrah, Santa Barbara County. Sashi Moorman’s Piedrasassi label is home to some of California’s most exciting Syrah, and this new vintage, 2012 Santa Barbara County is wonderful and extremely northern Rhone in style, dare I say very Cornas, with deep complexity, stem inclusion and spicy character. 1 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: California Chardonnay

    …, Santa Lucia Highlands SRP: $17 Bright on the nose with sea salt, lemon curd, grapefruit and flowers. Creamy on the palate, tangy acid with white peach and green apple fruit. A leaner, crisper style, the seafood themed label fits with this wine’s lean, food-friendly aesthetic. All stainless steel. (87 points IJB) Review: 2013 Tolosa Winery…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 7 readers -
  • The CCWP Wine Week: Alma Rosa, Whitcraft Winery and BUBBLYFEST

    Alma Rosa adds to team Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, has added two new employees to its team. They are Tom O’ Higgins, general manager, and Elaina Kroll, national sales director. O’Higgins most recently worked for V. Sattui in the Napa Valley, and Kroll in national sales for Domaine de Cristia, and represented McPrice Myers and the Barrel 27 line.

    Central Coast Wine Press- 5 readers -
  • Santa Barbara Vintners 24rd annual Celebration of Harvest Festival!

    … Santa Barbara Vintners La Paulée dinner on Friday, October 10 Santa Barbara Wine Seminar on Saturday morning moderated by Matt Kettmann of the Wine Enthusiast and Santa Barbara Independent with six Santa Barbara County wine industry panelists New, convenient Festival Grand Tasting location - the Old Mission Santa Inés, Solvang Saturday night concert…

    Goddess of Wine- 1 readers -
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