February 24, 2024
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Entrepreneurial spirits: Buellton distillery is the first in SB County since prohibition


Stephen Gertman started Ascendant Spirits in Buellton, the first distillery in Santa Barbara County since prohibition. Its spirits will incorporate flavors such as Santa Maria strawberries. (Stephen Nellis photo) Stephen Gertman had landed his dream job as a television producer for Top Gear, the popular U.K.-based automotive show with a U.S. spinout. But when it…


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