Media Info


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:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (714) 222-5802‬


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


Perfect Getaway: Solvang

Orange Coast Magazine

Alan Gibbons


Tried and True – and Brand New: Vintners Festival Returns, Spotlights Santa Barbara’s Wide Range

The Montecito Journal

Gabe Saglie


Wine Enthusiast’s 2022 Wine Star Awards: Nicholas Miller, Wine Executive of the Year

Wine Enthusiast

Matt Kettmann


What to Sip at Santa Barbara Vintners Festival 2022

Santa Barbara Independent

Matt Kettmann


Vintners Festival this Weekend will Showcase the Honored Wine Regions in Santa Barbara County


John Palminteri


Santa Barbara Vintners Fest Returns in October for 38th Year


Laurie Jervis


Cork & Fork Radio Show with Alison Laslett, CEO of Santa Barbara County Vintners


Exploring Santa Ynez’s Wine-Soaked Wild West

San Diego Magazine

Ian Anderson


Santa Barbara Vintners Festival Returns for 38th Year

Greer’s OC

Greer Wylder


This Central Coast Vineyard Named Best in California. Here’s Why Food & Wine Loves It

The Tribune

Mariana Duran


With Futures and Pre-Sales, Vintners Discover a New, Old Way to Sell Wine

Pacific Coast Business Times

Abigail Napp


Fiddlehead Cellars Makes A Tribute To ‘Textural’ Sauvignon Blanc


Jill Barth


We Asked 8 Wine Pros: What’s the Best American Cabernet From Beyond Napa?

Nicole MacKay


Tour the Urban Wineries, Street Art, and Funky Shops of Santa Barbara in This Episode of ‘Walk With T+L’


Skye Sherman


Go Wine Tasting with This Santa Barbara Wine Guide

The Manual

Mark Stock


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


Taylor Hillo


Best Santa Barbara Wineries Tasting Guide

The Delicious Life

Sarah Grim


Wine Enthusiast Names Santa Barbara the Wine Region of the Year


Farley Elliott


California Pinot Noir


Panel Tasting


Santa Barbara: On the Road…Finally!


Antonio Galloni


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


Kim Westerman


Three Perfect Days: Santa Barbara


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


Leena Kim & Hannah Seligson


Remembering Jim Clendenen


Antonio Galloni


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


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


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


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

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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.