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The Miracles and Misery of Mt. Carmel

How the Failed Dreams of Cloistered Nuns Gave Birth to Santa Barbara Wine Country by Thursday, December 18, 2014 by MATT KETTMANN (CONTACT) via the Perched high above the Santa Ynez River and dressed in faded clumps of wispy lichen, two wind-whipped white crosses enjoy what may be the prettiest view in all […]

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Lompoc winery earns highest U.S. ranking on 2014 Top Wines list

By RANDOL WHITE The climate in the Santa Rita Hills AVA is heavily influenced by the nearby Pacific Ocean. Credit Video Still: Santa Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance Wine Spectator is out with its Top 100 Wines list for 2014, including wines from producers wordwide, and only one California wine cracked the […]

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Lompoc is Truly a City of Art

Posted on October 26, 2014 by aobradshawsheeley Via The United States of Awesomeness ~~~~~ It doesn’t matter which road you take into Lompoc, this lovely town to which we have moved; you will be greeted with a sign that announces that it is the “City of Arts and Flowers.” Before we arrived, we found […]

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Spotlight on the Sta. Rita Hills and Lompoc Wine Ghetto

The People, Places, and Practices of the Central Coast’s Southwestern Corner Thursday, July 25, 2013 by MATT KETTMANN (CONTACT) When historians look back on the emergence of Santa Barbara wine country, there’ll be special chapters for both the Sta. Rita Hills, which escalated the region’s reputation for world-class pinot noir and chardonnay, and […]

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Santa Barbara County Sparkling Wines Making Their Presence Felt

In my opinion, everyone should have a signature drink. A signature drink isn’t just something you can remember off the top of your head, but it says something about the one who orders it. For me, my signature drink is champagne. While it may not be as exciting as the […]

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Lompoc Flower Festival draws an LA crowd for parade

Lompoc Flower Festival draws an LA crowd for parade Diana Diaz Related Photo:  June 30, 2014 The City of Lompoc held the 56th Annual Flower Festival parade this Saturday, June 28 from 10 A.M. to noon on H and Ocean streets. Of course the parade, which led to the festival gates, featured many of […]

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