Kita 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. The Chumash Perhaps it represents an

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Buttonwood Wines

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard: Harmonizing the vineyard to make great wine

Throughout April many wineries have been and will be participating in the Wine Institute’s Earth Month festivities celebrating the California Wine industry’s eco-friendly practices. One event that I was able to attend was the Buttonwood Farm Winery Scavenger Hunt and Brunch on April 13, 2014. The weather was gorgeously clear over the Santa Ynez Valley

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The Willows: Fine dining at its best

The Willows at the Chumash Casino is one of those very special dining experiences. One would think the restaurant would have the same bustle and environment of a gambler’s paradise, being located in the casino.  Contrary, The Willows Restaurant does not; it is Santa Ynez Valley’s best-kept secret. Named for the willow trees located around

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Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn

Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn: Bringing back the classics with a new flair

The latest Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant to open is the Brothers Restaurant at the Red Barn.  It is the latest project from Matt and Jeff Nichols and is currently the trendiest place to dine in the Santa Ynez Valley.  After being open two weeks, with a group of friends, we decided to see how it

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