Staff Report

Local photojournalist George Rose has released a limited-edition, large-format photography book titled “Wine Country, Santa Barbara County.”

Photographs in the 188-page, 11-by-14-inch coffee table book stunningly showcase every corner of a unique California coastal wine landscape.

“My latest book is a celebration of Santa Barbara County, highlighting every wine appellation and “trail” in colorful fashion,” said Rose. “I’m deeply grateful to the dozens of sponsors who have helped make this book possible.”

With a foreword by Wine Enthusiast critic Matt Kettmann, the book places great emphasis on Santa Barbara County’s distinctive geographical locations and features some of the area’s top vineyard estates.

Sponsors include Visit Santa Ynez Valley, Visit Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Vintners, Dierberg-Star Lane Vineyards, Pence Vineyards & Winery, Foxen Winery, Bien Nacido Vineyards & Solomon Hills Estate, Grassini Vineyards, Refugio Ranch, Jackson Family Wines, Melville Winery, Saarloos & Sons, Treasury Wine Estates, Stolpman Vineyards, and Zaca Mesa Winery.

The book is not available in bookstores. To purchase a copy, visit any of the sponsoring wineries or Individual copies are $80.

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