California Sparkling Wine can’t be called Champagne—it’s not from the Champagne region of France—but many of these Bubbles are made in the same Méthode Champenoise. Many fun sparklers are also Pét-Nats (short for pétillant naturel) which are made in the Méthode Ancestrale of sparkling wine, and a few are even imported from France and Italy.
The Santa Barbara County Sparkling Wine Map showcases more than 75 California sparkling wine producers in the Santa Maria, Los Alamos and Santa Ynez Valleys, as well as Sta. Rita Hills and Lompoc, Los Olivos and the Santa Barbara (and Funk Zone) area. It’s perfect for sparkling wine since Santa Barbara County is one of the world’s premier growing regions for Chardonnay & Pinot Noir—2 of the main grapes in traditional Champagne.
Each map is divided into local wine trails, so folks can enjoy a trip to sparkling wine country, and drink local bubbles!