Tag: Santa Barbara

Vinography Images: Lunar Landscape

A full moon hangs over the otherworldly landscape of the Santa Ynez Valley just before dawn, where in the distance,

Vinography Images: All The Colors

A glorious sunset casts enough light to electrify a vineyard showing its fall colors on the crest of a hill

Vinography Images: The Coming Colors

Autumn colors will soon be showing up in vineyards throughout northern California, as they are here in the Gainey Vineyard

Vinography Images: The Change

After spending the whole spring and early summer growing leaves, vine shoots, flowers, and the beginnings of clusters, grapevines are

Vinography Images: Happy Moon

A nearly full moon rises over vineyards in the Happy Canyon AVA of Santa Barbara County. Happy Canyon was established

Vinography Images: Vineyard Moonrise

A full moon rises over Armour Ranch Road in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara. Yes, this is a

Vinography Images: Beginning a Vineyard

New plantings, protected from the nibbling teeth of animals by white plastic tubes, glow gold in the evening sun at

Vinography Images: Seeking Tendrils

Green tendrils of new growth on a Syrah vine make fractal shapes against a gray spring sky in Santa Barbara

Vinography Images: Spring Storms

A spring rainstorm clears over the Dierberg Star Lane Vineyard as mustard blooms in the foreground of the green Happy

Book Review: Winemakers Writ Large

How do you capture the spirit of an entire wine region? This isn’t just an academic question, it’s something that

house of syrah

Vinography Images: House of Syrah

House of SyrahLOS OLIVOS: The Stolpman Vineyards’ Villa Angeli sits at the crest of a hillside vineyard near Los Olivos,

Dierberg Star Lane Cabernet Vineyard

Vinography Images: Up For Warmth

Up for WarmthSANTA YNEZ, CA: A Cabernet vineyard at Dierberg Star Lane Vineyards sits above the fog in Santa Ynez,

winter hills

Vinography Images: Winter Hills

Winter HillsLOS OLIVOS, CA: The winter hills are still brown as the first hints of green show up between the

Cuyama plantings

Vinography Images: The New Place

The New PlaceCUYAMA, CA: Hundreds of acres of new winegrape vineyards have been planted with Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and

Vineyard Photograph

Vinography Images: Coiled Spring

Coiled SpringLOS OLIVOS, CA: The terraced Saarloos & Sons Windmill Ranch vineyard in Ballard Canyon wraps around the brow of

Gaining Ground

Vinography Images: Gaining Ground

Gaining GroundBUELLTON, CA: Late evening light spills into the rows at Gainey’s “Evan’s Ranch” Pinot Noir vineyard in the Santa

zig zag zang

Vinography Images: Zig Zag Zang

Zig Zag ZangSANTA YNEZ, CA : The Vogelzang Vineyards along Happy Canyon Road, green with the new growth of spring,

Solomon Hills Vineyard

Vinography Images: Emerald Hills

Emerald HillsSANTA MARIA, CA: A hillside Chardonnay vineyard shines emerald beneath hills of the same color near Santa Maria, California.

vineyards with autumn colors

Vinography Images: Autumn Progress

Autumn ProgressSANTA YNEZ, CA: The vineyards are turning color as autumn progresses, near Santa Ynez, California. After harvest, grapevines enter