Visiting a wine region for the first time is exciting but can also be a daunting experience. It can be challenging to remember and make sense of the appellations, geographical characteristics, soil types, and climate differences. On top of that, wine lovers need to consider how to spend their limited amount of time sifting through the many producers and wines.
This book is meant to be an introduction to the wines of Santa Barbara County. It will provide the pertinent information to maximize your time in the County. Through this book, the readers will be armed with information to get them started on exploring the wines and identify the types of wines that they might enjoy. From there, they’ll be able to branch out on their own and create their personal wine adventure.
What You Will Learn
- An introduction to Santa Barbara County, including the history, region’s layout, climatic and geographical features, wine grape varieties planted, and the who’s who.
- Impressions of wineries: A summary of more than 50 top wineries, house styles, contact details, and Google Maps geolocations.
- Restaurants and wine bars: Over 20 recommendations on where to eat and drink.
- Wine recommendations: Specific producers and wines to try, along with tasting notes.
Antonio and Jeni Moretti are the proprietors of Moretti Wine Co. and the wine shop called Taste of Sta. Rita Hills, which doubles up as a tasting room for the winery. A visit to their wine shop is a real treat as Antonio and Jeni are passionate about sharing their wine knowledge. Also, the shop offers a wide selection of wines by the glass and most of these wines are from elusive wineries that don’t have a tasting room or are hard to make an appointment with. We recommend that you make this place one of your first stops in Santa Barbara County in order to receive a personal orientation to the wines from here!
Thanks to Antonio and Jeni who have shown tremendous support for this book, Taste of Sta Rita Hills will be offering a free tasting for one person with every copy of Sipping Santa Barbara purchased. Please show your book to claim this gift.
With a single purchase, you will receive the book in three formats, plus a free tasting at Taste of Sta Rita Hills!
- EPUB: Compatible with Android, iPhone, NOOK, PC, Mac, Sony Reader, and other eReaders.
- MOBI: Compatible with Kindle devices.
- PDF: Compatible with iPhone, Kindle, PC, and Mac.
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Get to know the Santa Barbara Wine Region!
Step 1: Watch the videos on Exotic Wine Travel’s YouTube – American Wine Playlist
Step 2: Check out the articles we’ve written about travel and wine in Santa Barbara.
Travel Tips, Food & Wine Recommendations
A Vinous Dream: Wine Tasting In Los Olivos
Sipping Buellton: Wines and Other Gastronomic Delights
Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail: Highlights & Tips
Slumming It at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto
10 Wines to Try in Santa Barbara County
8 Tips for Visiting Santa Barbara Wine County
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