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Sipping Buellton: Wines and Other Gastronomic Delights

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Buellton is a small town, conveniently located in the center of Santa Barbara Wine Country 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…

Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail: Highlights & Tips

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  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…

Slumming It at the Lompoc Wine Ghetto

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  Lompoc, California was the first stop of our weeklong 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…

10 Wines to Try in Santa Barbara County

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  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…

8 Tips for Visiting Santa Barbara Wine Country

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Reading Time: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  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…

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: Check out our wine travel guide to Santa Barbara Wine Country.  When visiting the small town of Lompoc, California, the “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…

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