August 19, 2022
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Agency approves expansion of Sta. Rita Hills AVA

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Tom Bronzini A controversial proposal to expand  the eastern boundary of the 33,380-acre Sta. Rita Hills American Viticultural Area by 2,296 acres has won approval from the federal government, much to the dismay of scores of Santa Barbara County vintners who voiced fears that the AVA’s sterling reputation for pinot noir and chardonnay will become…

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