Are you familiar with the wines from California's Santa Barbara County? No? No problem. This week's WineChat on Twitter was all about discovering this region. And not just one but four wineries stopped by to share their knowledge and passion: Brewer-Clifton, Grassini Family Vineyards, Lafond Winery, and Westerly Wines. Here are some highlights from a spirited online discussion:
Get to know the county:
The 5 AVAs of Santa Barbara County: Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, Happy Canyon of SB, Ballard Canyon. #winechat— SantaBarbaraWines (@SBCWines) June 26, 2014
Let us geek out even further:
We harvest these grapes from the Larner Vineyard & Alisos Vineyard! Larner also makes a MB #winechat— Palmina Wines (@palminawines) June 26, 2014
Mojo in the barrel and on the stage:
Get to know Grassini.
A brief on Brewer-Clifton:
Wax on/wax off:
Opening a wax seal seems hard I know! Just warm it with your palm, then go straight in with the opener. The wax should pop off. #winechat— Brewer-Clifton (@BrewerClifton) June 26, 2014
More cheese, please.
Two of a kind.
Old school and new school.
@awanderingwino Yes. Sb winery 1961. Lafond 1996. Same owner, Pierre Lafond, My father— Santa Barbara Winery (@SBWinery) June 26, 2014
Pinot Noir: from the breakfast table to the dinner table.
Time to get Happy (Canyon) with Westerly.
At the corner of wine and time:
In conclusion, eat pizza and keep wine FUN!