Santa Barbara county is one of the world’s premier growing regions for Chardonnay & Pinot Noir – 2 of the main grapes in traditional Champagne. And lucky for us, there are more than 50 Sparkling Wine producers in the county trying their hand at it. Even wineries without tasting rooms and getting into the bubbles business – the online-only producers are from some of the county’s highest-rated winemakers.
Many producers don’t make enough quantity to have bubbles on a regular tasting list, but you can always ask at the winery. If they have some bubbles available; they’re likely to pour them for you. A good guideline: if you like the winery’s white wines, you’ll probably like their Sparkling Wine.
Santa Barbara County has over 50 producers in 5 different trails (see below):
- Santa Maria & Los Alamos
- Lompoc & Santa Rita Hills
- Los Olivos
- Buellton, Solvang & Santa Ynez
- Santa Barbara
Contact me if you’d like copies for your tasting room!