Media Info

INFORMATION FOR THE MEDIA & TRADE

The Santa Barbara Vintners is committed to promoting Santa Barbara County, California, as a world-class, authentic wine region. Please reach out to us for story ideas, concepts, and any photo and video requests you may have. We can also provide proper introductions and become the liaison to any wineries and/or tasting rooms in the Santa Barbara Vintners Association as it relates to your needs.

 

Media contact:

IMW Agency

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (714) 557-7100

 

We receive many requests relating to travel and media stays. If you are interested in visiting our area for media coverage, kindly fill out our Media Assistance Request Form here.

 

Media & Trade may also receive complimentary copies of the AVA maps. Contact the Santa Barbara Vintners office at (805) 688-0881 if you are interested.

Media Highlights

 

Golden State Terroir: Four Central Coast Vineyards to Know

Wine Enthusiast

Matt Kettmann

 

Santa Barbara County named wine region of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

KSBY

Taylor Hillo

 

Best Santa Barbara Wineries Tasting Guide

The Delicious Life

Sarah Grim

 

Wine Enthusiast Names Santa Barbara the Wine Region of the Year

Eater

Farley Elliott

 

California Pinot Noir

Decanter

Panel Tasting

 

Santa Barbara: On the Road…Finally!

Vinous

Antonio Galloni

 

Santa Barbara Is The Most Exciting Wine Destination In The U.S.

Forbes

Kim Westerman

 

Three Perfect Days: Santa Barbara

Hemispheres

Justin Goldman

 

LA Locals Flock to Carhartt Family Wines

California Live

NBC Los Angeles

 

See Why The Landsby Is Simply Stunning

California Live

NBC Los Angeles

 

Los Olivos’ Newest Wine Tasting Room

California Live

NBC Los Angeles

 

Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2021

Wine Enthusiast

 

The Top 40 Honeymoon Destinations for 2021—and Beyond

Esquire

Leena Kim & Hannah Seligson

 

Remembering Jim Clendenen

Vinous

Antonio Galloni

 

Santa Barbara Rx: Glam New Hotels, Restaurants for Wine Lovers, and More Ways to Unwind

7×7

Jess Lander

 

6 Perfect Stops On A Central California Winery Road Trip

Travel Awaits

Wendy Lee

 

Jim Clendenen, Santa Barbara Winemaking Pioneer, Dies at 68

The New York Times

Eric Asimov

 

Winemaker Jim Clendenen Dies

Santa Barbara Independent

Matt Kettmann

 

Jim Clendenen 1953–2021

Jancis Robinson

 

Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clendenen, Colorful Santa Barbara Pioneer, Dies at 68

Wine Spectator

Kim Marcus

 

Jim Clendenen, Santa Barbara vintner who changed the course of California Pinot Noir, dies at 68

San Francisco Chronicle

Esther Mobley

 

Four Hours in Santa Barbara

Business Traveler

Ramsey Qubein

 

20 Minutes With: Santa Rita Hills Winemaker Greg Brewer

Barron’s

Abby Schultz

 

Story of Soil in Los Olivos offers high-quality, balanced wines by the bottle, glass, and tasting from winemaker Jessica Gasca

Santa Maria Sun

Caleb Wiseblood

 

Finding Efficiency and Fluidity in a Brand New Space

Wine Business Monthly

Jess Lander

 

A Foodie Road Trip from L.A. to Santa Barbara Wine Country

Travel Curator

Martha McCully

 

The Wine Lover’s Issue

Food & Wine

Ray Isle

 

How to Spend a Weekend in California’s Santa Ynez Valley

Condé Nast Traveler

Krista Simmons

 

Santa Barbara  County Wine Trip: Two Hours North Of LA – But A World Away

Southern California Life

by Janine Goldberg

 

Margerum Wine Company 2019 M5 White Wine Scores Big

Rated #30 in Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines

 

California’s Central Coast Winemakers Respect the Past But Have Eyes on the Future

Wine Enthusiast

by Matt Kettmann

 

Wineries Struggle During Closures of Tasting Rooms

AgAlert

by Kevin Hecteman

 

Solving the World in Solvang, One Glass of Wine at a Time! California’s Stand-In for Europe

Santa Monica Observer

by Kat Thomas

Press Releases

ALISOS CANYON APPROVED AS NEWEST AVA IN SANTA BARBARA WINE COUNTRY (August 25, 2020)

Click Above to See Media Kit and Photo Assets of Our Seventh AVA

 

SANTA BARBARA WINE COUNTRY IS OPEN June 12! (June 11, 2020)

Over 200 Wineries & Tasting Rooms Ready to Welcome Back Guests

 

SANTA BARBARA WINE COUNTRY CELEBRATES HEALTHCARE WORKERS WITH FREE WINE DONATIONS (April 8, 2020)

 

SANTA BARBARA WINE COUNTRY GOES VIRTUAL (March 26, 2020)

Offers Virtual Tastings and Behind-the-Scenes Video Chats with Vintners

 

SANTA BARBARA WINE INDUSTRY RESPONDS TO COVID-19 (March 13, 2020)

Vintners Festival Postponed to May 2021

MEDIA IMAGES & VIDEO

 

Please contact us directly for images and videos

 

PRESS KIT MATERIALS

More documents coming soon

 

Santa Barbara Wine Country FAQ’s

 

Santa Barbara Wine Country Fact & Figures

Winegrowing Region Roundup

The following articles are a roundup of our distinct and diverse winegrowing regions in Santa Barbara County. They are available for your use and reproduction, but we request that if the writer’s work is published by other magazines, newspapers, or related publications, a byline of Matt Kettmann is to be requested. Please contact the SBCVA office if you do decide to feature these articles or write about Santa Barbara County wines.