santa_maria_pinot_noirIn his latest blog post, renowned wine writer Steve Heimoff of the Wine Enthusiast and gives high marks to the wines of the Santa Maria Valley.

He writes: “I couldn’t agree more with Appellation America’s description of Santa Maria Valley as ‘one the finest viticultural regions in North America.’ It may well have the highest overall quality of grapes and wines of any AVA in California…Santa Maria Valley is an insider’s secret, a special place that knowledgeable people go to while the crowds throng the tasting rooms of Santa Ynez Valley.”

Just more confirmation that, like Santa Maria Style Barbecue, the Santa Maria Valley wine country is one of California’s tastiest experiences!