Facts & Figures

275

PLUS

Number of wineries

6

Number of approved American Viticultural Areas (AVA)

70

PLUS

Number of different wine grape varieties grown

16,166

Harvested Acreage

 

2018 Santa Barbara County Crop Report

3.66

Average yield per acre

 

2018 Santa Barbara County Crop Report

$2,052

Average PRICE PER TON

 

2018 Santa Barbara County Crop Report

$121,307,213

Economic value of wine grapes harvested

 

2018 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.

5652

Chardonnay

5315

Pinot Noir

1385

Syrah

742

Sauvignon Blanc

557

Cabernet Sauvignon

452

Pinot Gris

352

Grenache

292

Merlot

221

Riesling

203

Viognier

152

Cabernet Franc

62

Grenache Blanc

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
2018 Santa Barbara County Crop Report
Facts & Figures for Santa Barbara County