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A Vinous Dream: Wine Tasting in Los Olivos

Near Los Olivos Wine Trip

Reading Time: Los Olivos is a town located in Santa Ynez Valley. Despite its small population of about 1,000 people, the town is constantly bustling due to its plethora of tasting rooms, restaurants, cafes, galleries, and boutiques. There are around 50 tasting rooms, representing wineries and vineyards from all over Santa Barbara County. The number…

Sipping Buellton: Wines and Other Gastronomic Delights

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Reading Time: Buellton is a small town, conveniently located in the center of Santa Barbara County and Santa Ynez Valley. The town is a 10-minute drive from Los Olivos. While Buellton doesn’t have the sheer volume of wine tasting options like Los Olivos, there are still a handful of producers that are worth seeking out. The…

Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail: Highlights & Tips

Downtown Santa Barbara Wine

Cover image by Mark Weber. Courtesy of Visit Santa Barbara. Reading Time: The town of Santa Barbara, also known as “The American Riviera”, is the county seat of Santa Barbara County. Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the town boasts many stunning natural and man-made attractions—from the Spanish colonial architecture, to pristine…

Slumming It at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Lompoc Wine Ghetto Santa Barbara

Reading Time: Lompoc, California was the first stop of our week-long tasting trip in Santa Barbara County. Driving down CA-246 on the way to Lompoc, the views of Sta. Rita Hills were stunning. We arrived at sunset, greeted by the incredible sight of golden hills wrapped around old creek beds, horse ranches, and green vineyards. Driving…

Fine Serbian Wine On Belgrade’s Doorstep

Janko Winery Serbian Wine

Reading Time: We’ve spent three months of 2016-2017 in Serbia visiting wine producers and walking away thoroughly impressed (more articles on Serbian wine will be released soon). Over the course of three months, we traveled to the far corners of the country and with that sort of coverage—naturally—we felt confident about our knowledge of all…

Trendsetter: Jo Ahearne MW, Winemaker

Jo Ahearne

Reading Time: Jo Ahearne is an academically trained winemaker and a Master of Wine. She is currently producing wine under her own label in Croatia, more specifically on the island of Hvar in Southern Dalmatia. We met her during our three-month stay in Croatia in 2016. In this interview, she shed some light on various aspects…

In The Street: Wine Photography

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Reading Time: “In the Street” is a new feature on our website where we share wine- and wine tourism- related Instagram updates that we love. Last week, we explored many places of Santa Barbara in a two-part series: Part 1, Part 2.  This week, instead of popping back into the street and checking out the…

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