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Sta. Rita Hills, the Burgundy of Santa Barbara - Crushed Grape Chronicles
The Sta. Rita Hills AVA lies on the west side of the Santa Ynez Valley closest to the ocean. The Marine layer and ocean breezes coming through the transverse valley make it the perfect growing region for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Here between the Purisima Hills and the Santa Rosa Hills the growing season is …