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The new wine country, Lompoc
Thomas J. Story

The new wine country, Lompoc

The rolling hills around Lompoc are producing some of California’s best wines—heady stuff for a town formerly known as flower-seed capital of the world. And while it may be short on romance—it’s located in an industrial park—the improbably named Lompoc Wine Ghetto is a collection of 20 tasting rooms where you can sample some of the best the Santa Rita Hills region has to offer, including Fiddlehead Cellars and Flying Goat Cellars. Tasting fees vary; 200 N. Ninth St.; lompoctrail.com

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