View of Santa Maria

Taste the Flavors of Santa Maria Valley

Most people when traveling to Santa Barbara County especially wine country visit Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez , Lompoc, Los Olivos and Los Alamos. They usually forget about the town of Santa Maria, the regions best keep secret. Santa Maria Valley is the most northern Appellation of Santa Barbara County’s AVAs. You might say the area

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Kitá Pinot Noir

Kitá Wines: The balance between earth and vine

The pursuit of balance in the winemaking process comes in many forms. For many wineries it is the foundation behind the winery. Balance is very important to the philosophy of Kitá Wines. It is the central theme behind every facet of creating and producing wine from start to finish.  To read more…

Mark Horvath, Crawford Family Wines and Cori Solomon

Crawford Family Wines: In pursuit of balance

Each year the wines from Crawford Family Wines get better and better as I have impressively watched the growth and development of this winery. I first discovered Crawford wines at the Sta. Rita Hills Wine and Fire event in 2013. Since that time they have expanded their focus of just Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from

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Santa Barbara County Red Wines

A glimpse at Santa Barbara wine country

Santa Barbara Wine Country is one of California’s hidden secrets. If you live in Los Angeles it is an easy picturesque drive. Sometimes I feel like highway 101 is just pulling my car towards the Central Coast on its own. As I make the turn from the coast, drive through the tunnel and ascend into

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