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
    • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 8, 2014

      So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines.

      1 Wine Dudein Syrah Riesling- 4 readers -
    • Clubbin’ It

      Wine club subscriptions make a fantastic holiday gift. Le Metro Wine Club Box (via Le Metro Facebook) When it comes to holiday gift giving, wine lovers love wine. This time of year, outside the commonwealth at least, wine clubs get a lot of attention for their gift-giving appeal. But can you, you might ask, give the gift of a wine club inside Pennsylvania? The simple answer is yes.

      Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 6 readers -
    • Wine critic Antonio Galloni has silent investors

      Antonio Galloni What does it mean if a wine critic has silent investors? Possibly nothing, but what if those investors are, say, a winery owner or wine importer? Antonio Galloni was in the news recently when he acquired Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar. The move was universally lauded by the wine press (here's my own analysis column), as it gives Galloni a 30-year li ...

      W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report- 2 readers -
  • The Sky is Falling? Wine Country Wants More of This Wet Stuff

    … in Northern California are close to average rainfall totals for this time of year and it’s only December. The overall picture of the drought Statewide is improving, especially in areas north of Santa Barbara County. Recent reports show the likelihood of the next three months being nice and wet. We’re keeping an eye on rushing creeks…

    Alison Crowe/ Girl and The Grape- 2 readers -
  • Sunridge Nurseries expands to isolated region in Santa Barbara County.

    …This article presented by: Sunridge Nurseries Inc, a leader in the industry since the late 1970’s, has purchased an isolated property in Santa Barbara County for the production of their Protocol 2010 material. Protocol 2010 material was sourced directly from the Russell Ranch Foundation Vineyard at Foundation Plant Services at U.C. Davis, Californi and generated from […]…

    Lewis Perdue/ Wine Industry Insight- 4 readers -
  • Meiomi | 2013 vintages

    …-$50 range while Meiomi retails in the $20-$25 range. The American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) Meiomi sources their fruit from included Sonoma County, Monterey County and Santa Barbara County. Each area imparts it’s distinct characteristics on the wine and helps to create a consistent wine year after year. A wine that is suited quite well…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Crossing the Border Guards

    … know that it is located in Santa Barbara County and most known for pinot noir production. Other than that, I know very little about the region. Looking through Delectable, I realized that I've recently consumed various bottlings from Kessler-Haak that came from Sta. Rita Hills that I've enjoyed quite a lot. As a side note, I purchased those Kessler…

    Kyle Schlachter/ Colorado Wine Press- 2 readers -
  • Keyed Up

    … (and a few bevvies for that matter) of different tasting rooms to visit, throughout Santa Barbara County. Admittedly, this is one of the more creative winery experiences I’ve come across. Definitely, more interesting than those big room and table affairs. You’ll need a map of the county as all sorts of winery folk get involved. Some have food or chocolate…

    Spiltwinein Syrah Merlot Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Sonoma State Spills The Beans About The Wine Business

    … on finer wines. That the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Paso Robles and Lodi appellations exhibited strong growth was expected, but Carneros surprised with a healthy increase, and I found the two-year slide in sales from Santa Barbara County wholly unexpected. Jim Gordon of Wines and Vines Magazine spoke succinctly of the significant rise…

    Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine- 2 readers -
  • Bio & The Heavy D: Qupe’s Biodynamic Grenache

    …, rhubarb and pomegranate, blackberry compote, mild oak and spice supported by a mild acidity and enough fruit to compliment your food without overpowering it. Certified Demeter(biodynamic) in 2009 this fruit hails from the Edna Valley in San Louis Obispo and this is truly a stellar wine. So if you think biodynamic is a crock of shit, that’s fine…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz- 2 readers -
  • Wine Profiling. Hands In The Air. Don’t Pull That Cork.

    … named Blair]. This wine was sent to tBoW by the HouseMouse. The wine is from Blair Vineyards in Pennsylvania. Mr. HM swears this is fine wine. We love the label. We love the story how +HM discovered this wine doing pre-college touring with his oldest child. Mostly we love HM’s enthusiasm for what is taking place in Blair Vineyard. Go Big Ben…

    The Best of Winesin Pinot Noir Syrah Riesling- 3 readers -
  • Early Harvest For 2014

    … as they were transitioning from dormancy to bud break. Coming further south to Santa Barbara County, and specifically, Sta. Rita Hills, Melville Winery experienced an early harvest as well. The ripening was about two weeks earlier than the average time. I happened to be at Melville in August just as the harvest was getting under way. Greg Brewer…

    Wine Ponder in Pinot Noir Sauvignon Blanc Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Key to Wine Country Returns to Santa Barbara

    … of Life Flatbread, and Cecco Ristorante. The Santa Barbara Vintners is partnering with Breakaway Tours, Jump on the School Bus, and Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours to provide all-inclusive transportation packages for many of the featured experiences with pick-up and drop-off in Solvang on Saturday and Sunday. Morgen McLaughlin, executive director…

    Goddess of Winein Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
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