FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Santa Barbara, CA – October 18, 2012 – The Eagle Inn recommends three local wineries;  Santa Barbara WineryOreana Winery and Marketplace, and The Giessenger Winery.

At one time California wine was considered second-rate and inferior to its European counterpart. But after decades of technological advances and agricultural innovation, California wines frequently rank as the best in the world. Alongside Sonoma County, Santa Ynez is one of the main reasons for California’s winery boom.

One of the ways  The Eagle Inn strives to ensure guests have a pleasant experience is by reviewing popular local tourist resources each month.   Each month the staff features a local resource that may be of value to guests.

SANTA BARBARA WINERY – Established in 1962, Santa Barbara Winery releases several lines of vintage every year. This year they are rolling out their fourth vintage of Petite Sirah.  Santa Barbara Winery sells large and small bottles, samples, as well as many wine accessories. Santa Barbara Winery gift baskets feature an assortment of wines along with local gourmet items.  Visit Santa Barbara Winery on Facebook.

OREANA WINERY – Ten years ago Christian Garvin, came across a vacant tire shop and had an idea.  Now over a decade later that idea has blossomed into the Oreana Winery; a funky and eclectic winery just a short walk from The Eagle Inn.  Located just 2 blocks from the beach, Oreana promotes itself as the alternative and libertine innovators in the Santa Barbara region. The off-beat winery offers over 10,000 cases but also has some brands of pinot grigio that are as small as 20 cases. Visit Oreana Winery on Facebook.

GIESSINGER WINERY – In 2012, Giessinger Winery was selected for a Best of Santa Barbara Award in the Wine, Brandy & Spirits category by the Santa Barbara Awards Program.  Their high quality, moderately priced wines bring the art of French wine making from the beautiful California countryside of Ventura County to the Santa Barbara Coast. Visit Giessinger Winery on Facebook.

The true artisan practices in mastering the art of winemaking is evident in each and every one of the wineries reviewed.  Be sure to stop by one of these first class wineries for a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting.

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