Santa Barbara County is a diverse wine region in all facets: climate, varieties grown, soil, and the people who produce the wine. Over the past decade chardonnay and pinot noir, most notably from the Santa Maria Valley and Sta. Rita Hills (the two most western appellations in Santa Barbara County) have garnered the most attention and lead the region in the most acres planted. But Santa Barbara County is unlike any other wine region in the world. Its long growing season and transverse mountain ranges create the perfect environment for more than fifty wine grapes to be successful grown.
Cabernet Sauvignon grows well in the warmer areas of the Santa Barbara County including Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara on the eastern side of the Santa Ynez Valley and in the soon to be designated Los Olivos District. As wine lovers look beyond Northern California for cabernet sauvignon, we invite you to discover the the wines of the Central Coast and Santa Barbara County in particular.
But don't just take our word for it, Food & Wine magazine has published a list of recommended non-Napa Valley cabernet sauvignons. And on Thursday, March 26 we will be hosting a live Santa Barbara County Cabernet Sauvignon Twitter Tasting from 6:00-7:00 p.m. PDT from the comfort of your home or at one of these two locations in Los Angeles; Buzz Wine Beer and Vinoteque on Melrose. If you want to participate simply grab a bottle of Santa Barbara County cabernet sauvignon and join us that night using #sbcwine. To get up to date event information RSVP here.
Click here for our handy guide to Santa Barbara County cabernet sauvignon producers.
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