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A nod to the mountain ranges that create Santa Barbara County's unique and grape-friendly weather, this blog is the place to go for the latest news and information about Santa Barbara wine, winemakers, and wineries.

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Back to the Futures

A reflection on the Winehound's Wine Futures event.

The Art & Wine Tour Promises No Shortage of Culture

Santa Barbara's 2010 Art & Wine Tour invites attendees to revel in the city's best of art, wine, and food.

Renegade Pours French Wines

Renegade wine shop will pour several French wines this Friday, May 7th.

California's State Fair Wine Competition is at it Again

California's "oldest and most prestigious" wine competition will be accepting entries up until this Friday, May 7th.

Farmer's Market Best at Gainey Vineyard

This Friday, May 7, the winery will gather together local farmers and others for an afternoon of gastronomic glory.

Doug Margerum to Pour M5 with Your Burger

Los Angeles wine shop, Wally's, will host an event that will pair Margerum's best with In-N-Out's burgers.

St. Mark's-in-the-Valley to Host Fine Wine Auction

Los Olivos' Episcopal Church will hold first ever live wine auction to benefit the community.

Liberty School Winery Sets the Mood with iPhone Application

The winery's "Music to Match Your Spirits" pairs music with wine.

A Night of Film, Wine, and Food at Santa Barbara Winery

Santa Barbara Winery screens local film, "From Ground to Glass," amidst wine, food, and local celebrities.

Carr Releases its 2008 Pinot Noir Line-up

The winery finds more than a few reasons to host its Spring Release Party this Sunday, April 25th.

SpiritLand Bistro's BYOB Wine Dinners

A great way to (learn about) wine, dine, and mingle with other local wine lovers.

Vintners' Festival Wrap-Up

So many wines, so little time: The gems of the Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival

Wine Spectator's Grand Tour 2010

A Las Vegas Tasting Event for the Big Leagues.

When in San Francisco... Do as the Spaniards Do?

The Tempranillo Advocates, Producers, and Amigos Society's Grand Tasting event will feature domestically-grown wines from Iberian varietals.

Santa Ynez Wine Country's "Picnic at the Lake"

The Santa Ynez Wine Country Association will hold the 5th annual event at the Bridlewood Estate Winery on May 1.

Artiste Opens in Los Olivos

The new Artiste tasting room will give visitors the chance to taste wines in a working art studio.

Tasting the Future of Wine

The Winehound releases the 50-page catalog for the 2010 Santa Barbara County Wine Futures Tasting.

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir in LA Times Magazine

Link to a great read about the grape that perhaps made the SB County's wine region famous, by Clos Pepe's Wes Hagen.

Sauvignon Blanc on the Beach

A Pleasant Surprise from New Zealand's Oyster Bay

Tasting the Transverse

An introduction to our new wine blog.

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Toasting 40 Years of Brander Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley’s sauvignon blanc stalwart Fred Brander plants for future on strengths of the ... Read story.

Jump-Starting Star Lane Vineyard

Winemaker Tyler Thomas reenergizes breathtaking Happy Canyon property and focuses ambitious winery’s goals. Read story.

The Wild Wine Harvest of ’95

Old vines, Saucelito Canyon, and Santa Barbara’s Mountain Drive converge in Sean Christopher Weir’s memoir ... Read story.

The Wicked Wine Grapes of Rancho Salsipuedes

Bentrock and Radian vineyards thrive on the challenging western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills. Read story.

Women Winemakers Thrive in Santa Barbara

Last month’s Los Alamos gathering shows off the region’s female clout. Read story.

Understanding Sustainable Wine Standards

Three Santa Barbara County wineries exploring eco-minded wine. Read story.

New Cult on the Block: Levo Wines

A look at the stylish, “honest” wines of 25-year-old Bret Urness. Read story.

Tasting Wines from Santa Barbara Highlands

How the Cuyama Valley could be its own grape-growing appellation. Read story.

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