Santa Barbara County

Bar-M Vineyard in Santa Barbara County

“With a stunning diversity of microclimates, a thriving culinary scene and a small yet cosmopolitan seaside city as its cultural core, Santa Barbara County is a wine lover’s paradise… Santa Barbara County is also a leader in sustainability, as it is home to some of the country’s first organic, biodynamic and regenerative vineyards. For these reasons and more, Santa Barbara County is the 2021 Wine Star Award winner for Wine Region of the Year.”

Matt Kettmann
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 2021
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Santa Barbara is one of the oldest wine-producing areas in California; the first wine grapes were planted in the late 1700s by Spanish missionaries. Today, the stylistic range of wines from Santa Barbara has increased significantly, with new clones, sustainable farming techniques and reconfigured vineyards adding diversity to the region.

Santa Barbara’s unique terroir is a result of the tectonic plates off California’s coastline colliding between 20 to 25 thousand years ago, effectively driving the then north-south running mountain ranges into an east-west orientation. The land mass was opened to sedimentation from the oceanic crust of the Pacific Plate, with soils contributing to the savory characteristics found in our wines today.

“Over the last seven years I have consistently increased the amount of time I spend in Santa Barbara. I have never regretted it. Quite the contrary. The wines have never been better.”

Antonio Galloni
Vinous, September 2017
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