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10 Wines to Try in Santa Barbara County

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*Featured photo courtesy of Fiddlehead Cellars* Reading Time: At 3,729 square miles in size, Santa Barbara County offers unique topography and climatic diversity that give birth to six AVAs (American Viticultural Areas): Ballard Canyon, Happy Canyon, Los Olivos District, Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, and Santa Ynez Valley. The distance between the grape-growing area…

8 Tips for Visiting Santa Barbara Wine County

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Reading Time: Santa Barbara County may be the most fascinating wine region in California. The types of wineries range from urban to micro, boutique, and family-owned, with varying levels of output that can be as little as a few hundred cases per year. The relatively low cost of wine production by California standards lowers the…

Tercero The Climb 2010

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Reading Time: Welcome to As Drunk By Exotic Wine Travel, a new weekly column where we feature wines that are worthy of your attention. The wine reviews featured in this series may be written by either one or the both of us. The featured wines can be from obscure or more well-known wine regions. Sit back, grab…

In the Street: Santa Barbara County, Part 2

In The Street- Santa Barbara County, Part 2

Reading Time: “In the Street” is a new feature on our website where we share wine travel-related Instagram updates that we love. These featured photos should also provide visitors and wine lovers with tips on where to go, what to eat, which wine to drink, and who to look out for. We hope that these…

In the Street: Santa Barbara County, Part 1

In The Street- Santa Barbara County, Part 1

Reading Time: “In the Street” is a new feature on our website where we share wine travel-related Instagram updates that we love. These featured photos should also provide visitors and wine lovers with tips on where to go, what to eat, which wine to drink, and who to look out for. We hope that these…

Brewer-Clifton: Combining Expertise, Gravitas, and Nature

Reading Time: When visiting the small town of Lompoc, California, “wine ghetto” is probably the first thing that comes to a wine lover’s mind. Just do a google search for “Lompoc Wine” and you’ll see why and what dominates the first page of the search results. Stroll a few blocks west from the main section…

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