The Santa Rita Hills of Santa Barbara County is a special place for growing wine. The landscape is evocative of England’s Yorkshire Dales and South Africa‘s wild Capelands. This area is the westernmost sub-zone of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 10 wines from the Santa Rita Hills
Altogether, this American Viticultural Area (AVA) spans 12,431ha and is home to nearly 60 vineyards. Pinot Noir is the region‘s top variety, with more than 1,241ha planted, followed by 200ha of Chardonnay.
Santa Rita Hills: 10 wines to try
Wines are listed white then red in score order