Publications

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SIZZLING PUBLICITY FOR SANTA MARIA STYLE BARBECUE
July 27, 2015— USA Today, Westways magazine and 805 Living magazine are among publications saluting Santa Maria for its barbecue style.

SPRING GRAPEVINE—ACTION-PACKED HAPPENINGS IN THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY
May 26, 2015—From a new science lab and mural at the children’s museum to a stunning home and garden tour, here’s the latest destination news from the Santa Maria Valley.

NEW BOOK ON CENTRAL COAST DAIRY PIONEERS RELEASED
May 21, 2015— Santa Barbara County and southern San Luis Obispo County communities figure prominently in The Purple Cow: A Dairy Daughter’s Heritage, a compilation of family stories gathered and retold by Laura Lee Tognazzini Dias, a direct descendent of one of the region’s earliest dairy pioneers and the daughter of a Guadalupe dairyman.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY CELEBRATES NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK
April 21, 2015— In recognition of travel and tourism’s tremendous economic, social and cultural impact on the Santa Maria Valley, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber and Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week with a picnic-style luncheon and awards ceremony on May 6 at Presqu’ile Winery (5391 Presqu’ile Road, Santa Maria) from noon to 1:30 p.m.

NEW “TASTING GUIDE” REVEALS DISTINCTIVE FLAVORS
March 5, 2015— SANTA MARIA, CA—Experiencing the wondrous flavors of the Santa Maria Valley wine country just got easier with the release of a new tasting guide produced by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB)…

THE GRAPEVINE, Winter Edition 2015
February 10, 2015— From a growing craft beer scene and wine tasting to Dunes Center nature hikes and the annual Strawberry Festival and Kite Festival, here’s the latest destination news from the Santa Maria Valley…

SANTA MARIA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY, A SECRET NO MORE
January 14, 2015—SANTA MARIA, CA— The “secret” is getting out, as this region in northern Santa Barbara County has quietly emerged as one of California’s leading appellations for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool-climate varieties…

NEW “TASTING GUIDE” REVEALS DISTINCTIVE FLAVORS OF SANTA MARIA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY
August 14, 2014—  Experiencing the wondrous flavors of the Santa Maria Valley wine country just got easier with the release of a new tasting guide produced by the Santa Maria Valley VCB…

SUMMER GRAPEVINE—DELICIOUS NEWS & TIDBITS FROM THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY
August 6, 2014—From buried Hollywood artifacts to a Triumph automobile show, a children’s barbecue exhibit to fresh new local flavors, here’s the latest destination news from the Santa Maria Valley…

“ANTIQUES, ART & AMERICANA”
July 22, 2014—The last couple of years have been lively for the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society Museum on California’s Central Coast.  Last year it was the discovery of a cache of old letters written to and from President Abraham Lincoln. Now it’s the premiere of “Antiques, Art & Americana,” a celebration of history, arts and unusual antiques taking place on November 1, 2014.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY ECONOMY ENJOYS SUBSTANTIAL GAIN FROM TOURISM DOLLARS
July 14, 2014— Santa Maria’s group meetings, conventions, marketing programs and stabilized economy are benefitting local business.

“THE WEST’S BEST BBQ TOWN” REMAINS SECRET
July 1, 2014- Just last summer, the esteemed Sunset Magazine crowned Santa Maria as “The West’s Best BBQ Town.” And yet many foodies remain unaware of this bucolic region that rivals Texas, Memphis, Kansas City and the Carolinas when it comes to top regional American barbecue styles. Who knew that California even had its own barbecue style?

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