The West is wine country

The West is home to the country's best wine regions. Explore them all and taste their best offerings, from the cult cabs of Napa to the Pinots of Willamette Valley

Top 15 secret wine country escapes

Experience wine country without the crowds in these under-the-radar spots for sipping

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Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA
Photo by Peter Malinowski

Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA

The next new hot address for cult Cabs-and-cousins blends is Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara. The warmest wine-growing pocket in the county, HC can get them big and ripe. Taste at Barrack, Cimarone, and Star Lane followed by enjoying the dining and beaches of Santa Barbara proper.

More: Insider Guide to Santa Barbara

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