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Vintner uncorks his best in second Santa Barbara venture

By   /  Friday, September 18th, 2015  /  Columns, Small Business, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Vintner uncorks his best in second Santa Barbara venture

  Synergy convinced David Potter to locate his second Santa Barbara wine venture at The Mill, a newly renovated 1904 building that has been converted into an artisan marketplace. Since 2007, Potter has owned Municipal Winemakers, whose no-frills tasting room in the city’s Funk Zone offers his everyday-priced wines. His new brand, named Potek after Read More →

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Winery design can create powerful link to customers

By   /  Friday, September 11th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Winery design can create powerful link to customers

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Niven family’s wines showcase potential of cool Edna Valley

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Columns, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Niven family’s wines showcase potential of cool Edna Valley

The temperature was just 77 degrees on a July afternoon when I visited Niven Family Wine Estates in Edna Valley, the coolest wine appellation in California, according to a Southern Oregon University study. The family’s 1,000-plus-acre Paragon Vineyard is just four and a half miles inland from Pismo Beach. The cooling ocean breezes make for Read More →

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Los Olivos AVA to expand wine profile of Santa Ynez Valley

By   /  Friday, July 17th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Los Olivos AVA to expand wine profile of Santa Ynez Valley

  It won’t be long before the region’s wine map will be shaded in with Santa Barbara County’s newest viticultural area, the Los Olivos District, nearly completing a profile of the Santa Ynez Valley as a diverse wine producer. Fred Brander, one of the county’s most senior viticulturists, began exploring the idea of an American Read More →

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Vintners decry proposed changes to Santa Barbara County winery ordinance

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Vintners decry proposed changes to Santa Barbara County winery ordinance

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Paso Robles wine castle’s woes fade into medieval history

By   /  Friday, June 19th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Paso Robles wine castle’s woes fade into medieval history

The former Eagle Castle Winery, a Paso Robles wine country landmark overlooking Highway 46 West, has emerged from its version of the Dark Ages with a more modern look and visitor-friendly improvements after sitting vacant for 18 months and being sold while under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now the home of Tooth & Nail Winery, Read More →

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Eberle regains control of Paso Robles winery after difficult 16 months

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Eberle regains control of Paso Robles winery after difficult 16 months

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