Daily Archive for December 1st, 2012

The Vineyard in Winter

This photo taken November 27, the Pinot Noir below has lost almost all its leaves and the Syrah is about to do so. These light rains we have been getting recently are perfect for the seeded ground cover. A heavy rain will wash away the seeds but once they have roots it is harder for it to do so. The vines will soon be completely dormant, the next major event is pruning which will not begin until February.

A Menu for all Seasons


We are fortunate to have Pascale Beale-Groom, the author of these wonderful books, give what is probably her third or fourth demonstration at Santa Barbara Winery. We limit the number to 30-35 and they are always quickly sold out.

Pascale has a book for each season, they have great photos along with recipes. She is also introducing a line of herbs and jams that will all be available at the Santa Barbara Winery Tasting Room.

You get, not only helpful cooking suggestions, but to sample her effort carefully paired with our wines.
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