Facts & Figures

275

PLUS

Number of wineries

7

Number of approved American Viticultural Areas (AVA)

70

PLUS

Number of different wine grape varieties grown

14,927

Harvested Acreage

 

2019 Santa Barbara County Crop Report

3.36

Average yield per acre

 

2019 Santa Barbara County Crop Report

$2,114

Average PRICE PER TON

 

2019 Santa Barbara County Crop Report

$106,078,716

Economic value of wine grapes harvested

 

2019 Santa Barbara County Crop Report

$1,700,000,000

Economic impact of wine, annual

 

2013 Stonebridge Research

9,158

Full-time Equivalent Jobs

 

2013 Stonebridge Research

Top wine grape varietals planted (Acres)

Wine is Santa Barbara County’s number one finished agricultural product, and the county’s wine grape crop is the second most valuable agricultural crop.

5573

Pinot Noir

4479

Chardonnay

1207

Syrah

702

Cabernet Sauvignon

554

Misc. Red

501

Sauvignon Blanc

434

Pinot Gris

367

Grenache

364

Misc. White

235

Merlot

188

Cabernet Franc

186

Viognier

Geological Landscape

East-west mountain ranges (transverse) versus the usual north-south orientation of mountain ranges creates a dramatic effect on the climate with many micro-climates with Santa Barbara County, conducive to the successful growing of a range of different wine grape varieties.

Santa Barbara County Economic Impact Study
2019 Santa Barbara County Crop Report
Facts & Figures for Santa Barbara County